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Catt03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-04 08:18 AM
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4. I don't know if it has been a disaster but
the ads appear to have made an impact.

I don;t know who to blame. Certainly the media deserves much of the condemnation but I also understand that most people are getting their news bites from cable and talk radio, not by reading the news print.
Television may again decide this election, and that will be near death to the Democratic Party.

Democrats do not have the resources; money, corporate ownership nor the ability to go for the throat. I think we have to remember that the Republican game plan of search and destroy both outright and subtly has been honed to almost perfection over the years.

I used to write for print WHEN you really had to research every word you wrote.We were constantly reminded that we were writing for a majority of readership at a 6th grade level of comprehension. It appears that cable and radio took that rule and they have been very successful using it.

I honestly think Kerry and Edwards are the right choice for leadership and that they will govern for all Americans. And I sincerely hope the old 6th grade rule has moved up a few notches.

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