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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 06:15 PM
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157. so you have unlimited faith in the voters?
Earlier in this thread, you seemed to be siding with those who think voters are morons.

Face facts: there is a "rally 'round the flag" syndrome in the USA. Disagree with it, disapprove of it, but if you ignore it, you do so at your own peril .. or at least at the peril of not obeying the first rule of politics, which is to understand where the voters are at. A lot of voters who are slipping away from chimpy and towards the Democrats still have a nationalistic and patriotic streak and they don't respond well to name calling from the outside. It doesn't matter whether Chavez is a "clown" or a "hero", a "tin pot" or the next wave. He's someone that most voters know nothing about except now they know he's given a speech in which he called the President of the United States the "devil."

A lot of the folks we're trying to win over voted for chimpy and/or other repubs. They will take it personally if they are being told that they voted for the "devil." As a post in another thread on this subject pointed out, its akin to the situation where a person has a wayward family member who screws up constantly. It is not uncommon for that person to criticize the wayward one, to argue with him/her and try to get him/her to change == but at the same time it also is not uncommon in this situation for families to rally around the wayward one if similar criticisms are made by an outsider.
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