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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:10 AM
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Vince McMahon Is On C-Span Trying To Get People To Register To Vote
in alliance with MTV...
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:12 AM
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1. The key to winning is not to convince repugs or independents
to vote Dem, the key is to get Dems to the polls.
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DemVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:12 AM
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2. "Vote, or I'll lay the Smackdown......"
:bounce:
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:14 AM
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3. Thats too funny
I bet he holds alot of sway with C-Span audiences... NOT
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:17 AM
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5. it is not about c-span audiences
c-span is only covering the event. This is going out to the kids.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:15 AM
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4. this is great!
Here are the people who can get people involved and voting.
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:23 AM
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8. Gee, I sure hope they don't vote
for the "wrong" Democratic candidate </sarcasm>
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:20 AM
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6. Rock for President
The freepers would love it.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:22 AM
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7. Naw
I want Chyna,
no wait she left....
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:17 AM
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15. I'm not running
Thanks, anyway.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:26 AM
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9. I'm Afraid Wrestling Fans Share The Same Demographics As
Nascar fans and would be more likely to vote R but I'd like to see some data first...
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:32 AM
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10. Russel Simmons Is On Now...
I'd trust rap fans to vote D before wrestling fans...
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Sal316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:32 AM
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11. Say what you want about pro wrestling...
..but the 'Smackdown your vote' campaign has been pretty successful. They've managed to get a number of younger (18-24) people registered to vote. Raising voter awareness in anyway is a good thing, IMO.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:36 AM
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12. I'd Like To See How They Are Voting Though...
Don't forget the Rock appeared at the 2000 RNC convention...
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:53 AM
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13. Just a wild guess, but
I'd guess wrestling fans would tend to be more Republican. Part of that whole "hit 'em with a chair point of view."

However, my favorite wrasslin maneuver is when the one guy gets hurt so badly that they need a stretcher to carry him out, and then the bad guy knocks him off the stretcher and hits him with it. After 40 years of wrasslin, you'd think they would have learned to get the bad guy out of the way before they put the good guy on the stretcher, but maybe next time...
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:54 AM
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14. the hip-hop community and the world wrestling entertainment community
are two sides of the same coin that that these communities are coming together to get 2 million 18-30 voters (redneck or ghetto, it does not matter) to cash in, in 2004

this is grassroots voting drive at its finest, using the entertainers (Jay-Z and 50 Cent, for example, whom Russ Simmons correctly points out are "leaders more so than politicians" to get these untapped young people not only to register to vote, but to make sure they exercise that option

Rep. Conyers showed up at this meeting at the National Press Club, presumably endorsing this

this is an important event and should and will be promoted

again, as Russ Simmons says, these two entertainment communities have a lot of money, and what they're doing is pooling it

this is good news, inspiring and optimistic




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