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RawMaterials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 09:35 AM
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Glimpse into the mind of a young ohio bush voter.
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Yesterday i was out with some old college acquaintance's, the election came up(very easy with me) and i asked whom they voted for here are there response's, age, and vague reasoning. This should help us understand what is needed to get this kind of voter next time. there ages range between 21-23 male, smart, athletic, but not "into" politics or news.

note, this was in a car ride home i didn't have time to relay get into a discussion and set them straight or open up there minds to reality.
but this is still good info to work with.

The first male, said he was undecided all the way up to election day, and went with bush. here were the reasons, first "I knew what bush track record was and what to expect, but not with Kerry." "Kerry could have gotten elected and just removed all the troops from Iraq, and then one week later we would be getting bombed".

The second male, said he didn't watch any debates(thats when i chimed in so you voted for bush, because there would have been no way if you watch the debates you could have voted for him, he laft)his main reason for voting for bush is that he never relay new what Kerry stood for, and didn't want to vote for the "anybody but bush logic".

I started to get into economic things and how bush is running up deficits, and the second male stated that most of the recession was Clinton's fault. i just about died, i quickly chimed in about greenspan and interest rates and how Clinton did his job as a president and that was to create a surplus and control spending that the other market factors were out of his control (mostly). this enlightened him.

so how do the democrats fix this, I think they need to start to get dirty they need to relay attack the Republicans. they also need to make sure they have a candidate that people can understand and identify with.

granted these guys didn't know allot about whats going on but it looks like there the norm. I also feel that they might have been heavily influenced by there parents, and are not quite ready to be informed and make critical decisions on their own. There is hope for voters like this because they are very bright.
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  -Glimpse into the mind of a young ohio bush voter. RawMaterials  Nov-24-04 09:35 AM   #0 
  - Just some friendly advice  kcwayne   Nov-24-04 09:40 AM   #1 
  - I know i have horrible spelling  RawMaterials   Nov-24-04 09:42 AM   #4 
  - My spell checker  Dr.Phool   Nov-24-04 09:48 AM   #6 
  - And that would be "invariably"  YellowDoginthehouse   Nov-24-04 09:43 AM   #5 
  - Correct you are.  kcwayne   Nov-24-04 09:50 AM   #7 
  - Just some friendly advice here, too  Straight Shooter   Nov-24-04 10:08 AM   #11 
  - That about sums up the mentality of the bush lovers  liberal N proud   Nov-24-04 09:41 AM   #2 
  - It's even worse than FAUX and CNN...  dogtag   Nov-24-04 10:02 AM   #10 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 07:08 PM   #31 
  - By fixing the educational system  YellowDoginthehouse   Nov-24-04 09:42 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, the public school thing kind of bugs me.  Doohickie   Nov-24-04 10:09 AM   #12 
  - Or, in Star Trek speak,  RevCheesehead   Nov-24-04 10:55 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 09:02 PM   #40 
  - Public school vs. Home schooling  IndyOp   Nov-27-04 10:33 PM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 07:15 PM   #33 
  - Maybe they'll figure it out on their way to Iraq. n/t  Sentinel Chicken   Nov-24-04 09:50 AM   #8 
  - Or the welfare line when they graduate and cant find job and  RawMaterials   Nov-24-04 10:00 AM   #9 
     - "God will provide."  Straight Shooter   Nov-24-04 10:10 AM   #13 
  - what i want to work on here is how do we reach these people  RawMaterials   Nov-24-04 10:48 AM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 07:34 PM   #34 
  - Look the poster is correct. I have Repug friends who are well educated  KoKo01   Nov-24-04 10:50 AM   #15 
  - would it be pointless to try and get T.Kerry  RawMaterials   Nov-24-04 11:02 AM   #19 
     - Maybe Gore and Edwards should try it  rox63   Nov-24-04 11:08 AM   #21 
     - we need democracy in our media n/m  RawMaterials   Nov-24-04 11:16 AM   #23 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 09:06 PM   #42 
  - just curious as to why you think these guys are "smart"?  laruemtt   Nov-24-04 10:55 AM   #16 
  - what kind of family?  Locrian   Nov-24-04 10:59 AM   #18 
  - i laughed  NCvoter   Nov-24-04 11:04 AM   #20 
  - this reminds me of what my wife is studding right now  RawMaterials   Nov-24-04 11:11 AM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 08:49 PM   #39 
  - I hate abortion  Doohickie   Nov-24-04 11:23 AM   #25 
  - We all need to ask Bush voters why they voted the way they did.  kerry-is-my-prez   Nov-24-04 11:19 AM   #24 
  - this is exactly why THE MEDIA IS THE PROBLEM  Nordic   Nov-24-04 01:28 PM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 08:30 PM   #37 
  - then what would you call it?  Nordic   Nov-24-04 11:35 PM   #45 
  - I agree. I think correcting the media problem is even more important  Starlight   Nov-25-04 12:17 AM   #49 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 06:19 PM   #27 
  - It is nice to know that Demo are being acknowledge as greate thinkers  GetTheRightVote   Nov-24-04 06:26 PM   #28 
  - I had a recent discussion with a Bush voter who said  Carolab   Nov-24-04 06:40 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 08:45 PM   #38 
     - Kerry Lost, Mr. 11-Post-Freeper? The Election Is Over, Then?  BlueCaliDem04   Nov-24-04 09:39 PM   #44 
     - I love the smell of fresh troll!  Nordic   Nov-24-04 11:44 PM   #46 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 07:03 PM   #30 
  - Are you aware that you're [sic] little rant ... example of ... illiteracy  Straight Shooter   Nov-24-04 07:11 PM   #32 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 08:22 PM   #35 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-04 08:27 PM   #36 
        - Will Godfrey make it to 13 posts?  Nordic   Nov-24-04 11:58 PM   #47 
           - Nope. I sorta figured  Nordic   Nov-25-04 12:09 AM   #48 
        - If WSJ wants to play "more literate than thou," FreeRepublic awaits  Straight Shooter   Nov-24-04 09:26 PM   #43 
  - How can you describe them as 'smart'?  Gyre   Nov-24-04 09:03 PM   #41 
  - get informed  third_culture   Nov-27-04 07:27 AM   #50 
  - Hi third_culture!!  newyawker99   Nov-27-04 06:06 PM   #51 
  - Most americans are not into issues.  drunkdriver-in-chief   Nov-27-04 07:03 PM   #52 
  - It's the right wing radio  OnionPatch   Nov-27-04 08:08 PM   #53 
  - Thanks for this  BlueInRed   Nov-27-04 09:55 PM   #54 
  - Well, as far as I'm concerned  jsascj   Nov-27-04 10:39 PM   #56 

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