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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 05:30 PM
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14. "True believers " ? This is an odd pair of candidates....
>>If we are right, there is a danger to this.... True Believers come to mind>>>

.. to inspire any variety of 'true believerism'. (TB) At least any variety of TB that I've ever heard of.

I associate TB with ideology and there is precious little ideological difference between the two. There could be a pinch of TB... maybe more than a pinch... on the basis of demographic identity ... but that doesn't account for the huge numbers of whites supporting Obama and males supporting Clinton.

I agree, the fanatical devotion that they seem to inspire in *some* of their devotees is hard to fathom . But I suspect that the TB we see on this board on behalf of each of them is probably unrepresentative of the TB in their support among the DEM primary electorate as a whole.

When it gets down to it... you have to vote for *somebody*.
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  -Why is this campaign so ahem, toxic? nadinbrzezinski  Apr-07-08 04:33 PM   #0 
  - Because the candidates are more or less identical on the issues.  QC   Apr-07-08 04:35 PM   #1 
  - Think about it though  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 04:36 PM   #3 
  - This may have to do more with race and gender.  PaulHo   Apr-07-08 05:36 PM   #16 
     - She is, and that is paradoxical... I remember readying some years  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 05:44 PM   #17 
        - They've ALWAYS been better at marketing than we have.  PaulHo   Apr-07-08 09:04 PM   #19 
  - MMmmmm . They sure are close.  PaulHo   Apr-07-08 05:32 PM   #15 
  - If it was Edwards and Obama, or *insert any two candidates excluding Clinton* it wouldn't have been  Levgreee   Apr-07-08 04:35 PM   #2 
  - If psychology is playing a role here, I doubt it  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 04:37 PM   #4 
  - "PSYCHOLOGICAL CAMPAIGNING and generating group think."  depakid   Apr-07-08 04:38 PM   #5 
  - You have two high quality candidates running against each other  nomad1776   Apr-07-08 04:38 PM   #6 
  - Bush generated the same kind of loyalty... and we still have the 19%  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 04:45 PM   #7 
  - Close in their positions - close in the delegate count - best Dem prospects since 1964.  TahitiNut   Apr-07-08 04:47 PM   #8 
  - Agreed, there is that, but I am also looking at this  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 04:48 PM   #9 
  - Hillary. That's why.  backscatter712   Apr-07-08 04:54 PM   #10 
  - In a psychological campaign the poo flies from both sides  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 05:18 PM   #12 
  - Seeing people from the other group is scary. Why is your icon Cthulu?  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-07-08 05:03 PM   #11 
  - Funny I started using the icon WELL BEFORE the 2006 race started  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 05:22 PM   #13 
     - I wasn't trying to sound accusatory.  napoleon_in_rags   Apr-07-08 10:31 PM   #20 
  - "True believers " ? This is an odd pair of candidates....  PaulHo   Apr-07-08 05:30 PM   #14 
  - Yes, but it is not just this site  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-07-08 05:46 PM   #18 
  - Interesting premise, NB - could you go into more detail as to the actual "how" of it?  Bongo Prophet   Apr-08-08 12:16 AM   #21 
  - I've been thinking about this in a different way for the last few days...  shockra   Apr-08-08 01:13 AM   #22 
 

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