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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 12:28 PM
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59. These "swing voters" you speak of are usually not too concerned about issues
I don't want to speak about all "swing voters" because there are certainly exceptions, but the truth is the people who have trouble choosing a side are usually not real well informed about the issues and you are not going to win them over by moving to the right. They tend to vote on the basis of personality rather than politics, there are very few people who are die-hard "centrists" that will swing their vote either way on the basis of a well thought out analysis of the candidates stance on the issues. If they can't make up their mind on what side they are on that is most likely because they are fairly apathetic and really don't pay much attention to politics.

And I wouldn't dismiss people like me as being 2-3% of the population, I think our numbers are much bigger than you care to realize. While we won't vote Republican we will not automatically vote for anyone with a D behind their names either, you need more than a party label to win our vote.
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