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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 11:19 PM
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59. True, but the teahadiists were elected
because they were the angry far right, and many challengers lost to them because they were not angry enough. If you face facts, President Obama was elected because he was the precise opposite of GW Bush. He was a Democrat, not a Republican, he was clearly smart, and Bush wasn't, he was eloquent, and Bush wasn't, he had a vision, and Bush didn't, he was apparently stable, and Bush wasn't.

People misread elections all the time. They think their ideology won. If ideology wins elections, then John Kerry was President in 2004. President Obama projected an image of cool competence and intellect, John McCain projected cluelessness and irritability. Elections are about image, not ideology.

Teahadists have no ideas, but their image of angry revolt appealed. Upon winning, like most politicians they believe their ideas won. This will be their downfall.

This is why I placed bets that Obama would win the nomination and then the general election by 5 to 7 percent, before the Iowa Caucus. It is image. Any other notion is simply confusion.
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