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  •  Money can only get you so far.... (11+ / 0-)

    even though they have a lot of money behind them, the American people (whom I still have a slight hope for not being blind sheep) will only accept so much crap. Someone like Mittens, has a lot of money, but the more people hear him talk, the less they like him.

    Sure money can get fancy, misleading ad time on TV, but they can't buy you an electable canidate.

    •  Yeap, ask Meg Whitman (13+ / 0-)

      Meg Whitman Campaign Spending Reaches $140 Million

      Republican Meg Whitman has spent more than $140 million so far on her campaign for California governor,....
      .........In her first run for public office, she has given $119 million of her own money, a record for a U.S. candidate.......
      •  And the reason she had to give (2+ / 0-)
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        so much of her own money is because nobody liked her.

        And if nobody likes you, nobody votes for you.

        This is the GOP problem in a nutshell. They might have a lot of money, but it's all from the same people. And those people only get ONE vote each.

        Yes, those stupid ads might convince a few people. But they often turn off more people than they convince.

        If you can't get the people to support you by sending you even a little money, it's harder to get them to vote for you. And if you DO get them to send you even a little money, then they become invested in YOU, and are way more likely to vote for you.

        So if you want to see who's likely to win the election, look at their donor numbers. The more donors, the more votes.

        •  but Not if the GOP vote-rigging continues (0+ / 0-)
          And those people only get ONE vote each.
          Caging
          Robocalls
          Corrupt Secretaries of State
          Diebold
          Lies from Faux Noise

          Need I go on?

          For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

          by dagnome on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 10:18:48 AM PST

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          •  Yeah, but again, I hold slight hope... (0+ / 0-)

            that a majority of Americans are not as stupid as Faux News makes them out to be. You have to turn on Faux to hear the lies, if you never turn it on, you never hear the lies.

            I personally would never take political advice from a robo-call and most people fall in that category.

            More and more lately, it seems like the GOP is just grasping at straws. Saying and doing anything makes them seem desperate. Americans don't typically vote for people so desperate to get their hands on the power that come with being POTUS.

          •  Who the hell listens to robocalls? (0+ / 0-)

            That's got to be the biggest waste of money in the universe.

            Who even answers a landline? I don't. I let the machine pick up, and if I know the person I'll answer. If I don't, they can leave a message (which I immediately delete, don't even listen to it).

            And if I DID happen to pick up the phone for a robocall, I'd just hang up. ESPECIALLY if it was some political robocall.

            EVERYBODY has voicemail of one kind or another or caller ID. I can't think of a single person who doesn't. If you get any kind of phone bundle, it comes with it. And if you don't have that, a machine costs next to nothing.

            If you answer the phone when you don't know who it is and aren't expecting a call, you're the worst kind of an idiot, and likely a Republican.

            Now, I have no problem with calls reminding me to vote. Those are almost always a real person, and they DO leave a message, which is useful for those who get busy or lose track of the date.

            But candidate robocalls, and most especially celebrity ones, are worse than useless. I KNOW Joe Biden isn't calling me, or Bill Clinton, or Al Gore, or any other big name candidate (though there might be an slight chance on Joe).

            Many of those that listen to Faux do tend to get tired of it after while. It's too over the top for all but the most diehard. And that's a pretty small number.

    •  That's going to be the problem... (8+ / 0-)

      ...with Mitt Romney. There's some things money can't buy, like a candidate's integrity and likeability. Mittens has none of these things.

      "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

      by alaprst on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 07:00:31 AM PST

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      •  If it were a likability contest, we could all (2+ / 0-)
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        JBL55, zenbassoon

        retire to the den and eat cheetos. It's this pesky economy...

        •  But that IS an election, at its core (2+ / 0-)
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          zenbassoon, SuzieQ4624

          It IS a likability contest.

          If people don't like you even a little, they're not going to vote for you. They don't have to agree with everything you say, they don't have to want to take you home to mother - but they DO have to like you at some level.

          And most people just don't like Mitt. They don't trust him. He just gives off slimy vibes, like a bad used car salesman or that consultant the company hires when they're in financial trouble.

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