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  •  People's "better nature" (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, Dave925

    is in a 50-50 fight for survival in Wisconsin---with some polls suggesting people's selfish nature is winning out.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still optimistic about Wisconsin.

    But I don't know if appealing to people's better nature is more powerful than appealing to their fear.  For instance, nothing galvanizes Democrats/progressives more than, say, fear of Paul Ryan's budget.

    Maybe it's true that people are more generous in better times, but for now, the word that comes to my mind is "consequence."  There are, imo, some pretty extreme consequences at stake with the 2012 elections.  This we know.  The rewards are a lot harder to figure out.

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