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View Diary: WA-Gov: Elway Poll gives sizable lead to Rob McKenna (R) (11 comments)

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  •  Have WA Democratic voters not learned (2+ / 0-)
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    princesspat, James Allen

    anything from the results of the 2010 election is places like WI and OH?  Do they want to face the disaster of having ALEC and the Koch brothers running their state when they wake up the day after the election?

    “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

    by ahumbleopinion on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 01:58:37 PM PST

    •  low-information voters (2+ / 0-)
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      David Jarman, pbearsailor

      Like it or not, that's the vast majority.  Another sort of 99%, if I can use the metaphor.

      They see McKenna in PSAs about reining in gangs, about combatting meth.  They see a guy who looks kinda meek and mild, a regular guy like their neighbor.  If they read a newspaper, they see lots and lots of "news" stories (to say nothing of editorials) lauding him as a Dan Evans Republican, emphasizing his nebulous, feel-good, totally unfunded "policy" statements about improving K-12 education.  They read that we haven't had a Republican in Olympia since 1980.

      The LIVs don't know about the Obamacare lawsuit, don't know about his disparagement of unions, his anti-choice and anti-equality stands.  They don't know that he's nowhere close to the milquetoast he looks like.  

      It's going to be difficult to overcome his carefully-drawn image.  Dino Rossi looked the part of a sleazy used car salesman whose unspoken values were at odds with Washingtonians, so it was relatively easy to pin the wingnut label on him.  Not so with McKenna.

      Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

      by N in Seattle on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 03:18:17 PM PST

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