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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 10:10 PM
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96. Here's the slight problem with that . . .
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 10:11 PM by HughBeaumont
Carter was an ordinary guy.

The media hated him, the DC elite couldn't stand him and the American public decided they had enough of a "regular guy" president, judging by his approval numbers. Only the thinkers of the country knew where he was going and that it would be impossible to attain in the limited time Carter had. Like you, and Adlai Stevenson implied though, thinkers aren't gonna be enough to get our guys over the top.

But somehow, that "Reg'lur" image is perfectly alright . . . when they're a southern-drawl Republican.

Maybe it's not about being a regular guy.

Maybe it's not about trying to be one.

What it boils down to is that people simply do not like Democrats. I don't know whether it's because they watch too much TV or listen to too much hate radio or are fans of "The Republican Song", but the fact is that even if it means voting against their better interests; even if it means saying yes to the destruction of this country and its small towns, even if it means more soldiers coming home in body bags for the bank accounts of Bechtol and KBR, it's SO much better than having to admit they were wrong.

I think it's more along the lines of "how do we make the middle and poor classes stop hating and distrusting Democrats in general"?

The quick answer would be to buy a media outlet. But since that isn't going to happen because our machine is simply not as ruthless, greedy, well monied and power-hungry as theirs is, what's the solution?
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