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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:43 AM
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I HATE these 'Don't Vote' Commercials. Thanks AARP for Nothing.
The ONLY message that these commercials convey is DON'T VOTE.

That my friends, is the wrong message.

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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:52 AM
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1. Yeah, the tag line could have been Vote the Issues or...
Vote Your Interests. It is a very demoralizing message. Perhaps this is the work of the Republican in charge there?
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:56 AM
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3. Funny you mention that -- AARP ru by Novelli - same guy whose firm
did the harry & louise" ads against universal healthcare.

He;s turned AAARP into a seniors interests lobbying organization into a seniors insurance and travel brokerage. Google Porter Novelli.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:54 AM
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2. That's not what they are saying
The commercials are to vote on issues and to become knowledgeable about issues


--- from the commercial on youtube:
Voters tell us they'd rather elect a candidate that agrees with them on key issues than just someone with a good image. But it's difficult for busy people to research where candidates stand on the issues.

We developed www.dontvote.com to drive voters to one place where they hear from the candidates themselves where they stand on issues of importance to our members and their families, like the long-term strength and solvency of Social Security and making health care affordable for all Americans. ...
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:58 AM
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4. I agree. Worst "get out the vote" commercials ever...
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:00 AM
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5. Yes, they could have added one word and changed the meaning
YET! Don't vote yet.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:00 AM
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6. Boy, did you miss the point:
"Vote the issues, not the personality."

Fine by me.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:01 AM
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7. I haven't seen the ad, but AARP is NOT saying don't vote!
I just got their magazine yesterday, and the front cover in BIG headlines says:

"Think This Election Doesn't Matter? THINK AGAIN!"

I read the message inside article and all it talks about are the 7 reasons you can't afford to stay home in November.

Maybe their ad was poorly done, but they're sure NOT saying don't vote!
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