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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 10:42 AM
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52. You have to see it from the perspective of others ...
who may be equally sick and tired of endless hero-worshipping posts in defense of a candidate whose appeal they don't understand: little experience in pubic service, gap between what he says and what he's done, etc.

As someone says above: this is the primary ... people are going to defend their own candidates and denigrate the others. But you have to realize that people's objections to a candidate are not "slamming"--that would imply they are not sincere in their criticisms and are simply making shit up. Accept that there are differences of opinion on all the candidates. Some people like Hillary, some can't abide her; some think Obama is the next great promise; some think he's an empty suit; some think Edwards is the second-coming, others think he's a phony.

Accept all this ... but eventually we will have to come together around the eventual winner. Maybe we all need to do an exercise in advance of this:

List three things you like about a candidate, and three things you don't like. This includes the candidate you currently support. File away that list of pros and cons, and when the eventual nominee is chosen, take the list of pros and cons back out and read the three positive things you came up with about that person. Then go sign up to work the campaign.

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