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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 11:09 AM
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48. actually, I'm still trying to figure out the "common sense logic"
The OP refers to "falling poll numbers" (in what time frame?). It also says, "As the election approached, it became clear that the impact of Iraq and the faltering economy (particularly in potential battlegrounds like Ohio and Pennsylvania) had undone that 'strategy'" (i.e., of chipping away at Democratic constituencies). At which point, apparently, Rove apparently went after evangelicals --

a strategy that was foiled by the turnout, which was far greater than the expected "rerun of 2000" --

except that far greater turnout than in 2000 was expected --

except that it perhaps hadn't been expected in the summer of 2003 --

and is that what is meant by "as the election approached"?

Regardless, one has to wonder: how did it "bec(o)me clear" that Rove's initial strategy had failed? "Falling poll numbers" seem like they could be a pretty good answer.
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