Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Does Kerry really have to be more black&white to attact voters?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:38 AM
Original message
Does Kerry really have to be more black&white to attact voters?
Why do so many undecideds need simple answers to complex questions.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:40 AM
Response to Original message
1. Cause they don't really give a shit what the answer is
They just want to agree or disagree
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:43 AM
Response to Original message
2. They believe their time is too valuable...
...to spend it on something as trivial as their hard-won right to vote. They want instant answers to complex issues, and they want to come to an "understanding" in the time it takes to get a Happy Meal.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:44 AM
Response to Original message
3. Quite simply, yes
I love the fact that Kerry is intelligent and articulate; however, voters don't want to hear elaborate plans. They want a clear cut, black and white answer.
Kerry has sharpened his rhetoric the past few weeks, and as a result, he has moved up in the polls. He needs to keep it simple. Thank goodness the Clinton staffers have helped him with this!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:47 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. I've noticed it too.
Now, if only the media would give him more airtime to express that without their slanted commentary (sigh). Some things are too much to hope for....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:48 AM
Response to Original message
5. Since the media hates anything Kerry does, he just needs to be himself.
It is our responsibility to inform all Dems and anti Bush indy's and non voters that it's not Kerry or his message, It's the pro GOP mainstream media that creat these bogus labels about Kerry. He is nether indecisive... Flip Flopper, nor is he evil, Swift boar liars for Bush. He is John Kerry, a 20 yr Senator that has a vast amount of experience over Bu$h and the only person who can end the nightmare of the last four years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 12:50 AM
Response to Original message
6. Republicans are childish bigots who will die with the intellect of a 12
year old. They need simple black & white answers. The people he needs to attract are people like these who are almost intelligent.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
qazplm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:26 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. well isnt that kinda black and white too? lol
Republicans arent the only ones that want black and white answers...

some Dems do too, and a lot of middle folks do as well.

There is a reason that many polls have almost 20% of Dems voting for Bush after all.

Kerry would be well served to simplify his message and to be more black and white in his labels...he would tighten up his Dem base, win over some independents and heck maybe even a few liberal Reps.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
katym Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:26 AM
Response to Original message
8. Many undecideds are figuring on going with....
the "lesser of two evils". they just want to be sure of kerrys topics. I dont agree that it's right. I just talk to a lot of them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:01 AM
Response to Original message
9. Remember,we live in a society where calling someone an Einstein
is an insult.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:29 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. Sad,but true.
Kerry has to stay on course,but he has to make it simple for the debates.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sr_pacifica Donating Member (775 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 07:12 PM
Response to Reply #9
12. and where intelligent people who speak their minds are
are a threat
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:46 PM
Response to Original message
11. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 07:44 PM
Response to Original message
13. No,
But he does need to be able to give a reasonably short direct answer. I just got a multiple page letter from him on Iraq that was far too much for me to read through, and spent 10 very frustrating minutes listening to him on NPR (and yelling at the radio) before he managed to answer the question that had been asked three times.

Nuanced is fine - the circumstances in the world are far from black and white, so I inherently distrust anyone who thinks in black and white. Folks who think only in sound bites aren't likely to be dissuaded from voting for Bush anyway... But Kerry has got to be able to respond more directly and more briefly.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC