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  •  No we don't (6+ / 0-)
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    wwmiv, Paleo, Skaje, atdnext, Aquarius40, sulthernao

    Cory Booker and these other hand-wringers are trivial and inconsequential.  Voters are paying zero attention to them.  Only people who follow politics professionally or as a hobby know what Cory Booker said.

    Don't confuse campaign chatter in the media and on blogs with what most voters, including swing voters, are actually seeing and hearing.  They're seeing and hearing TV ads and newspaper headlines and whatever is on local and broadcast evening news, and online on major general purpose news sites--not Politico or any other political sites or political blogs.  I wouldn't be surprised if whatever is highlighted on the Yahoo news home page for a day gets more page views than Politico over a month or maybe much longer.

    Obama's messaging has no real obstacles at all, just imagined ones by a few people who harbor imaginary storylines.

    44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 05:55:38 AM PDT

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    •  Bill Clinton is off message too (3+ / 0-)
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      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 05:59:04 AM PDT

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      •  He's much worse than when he was President (3+ / 0-)
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        Bill was gaffe-tastic in the 2008 cycle and sometimes a bad surrogate for his own wife.

        And he's gone off message again a few times this cycle.

        I don't remember Bill doing this so much in his own campaigns.  Maybe he did and my memory fails me a couple decades removed.  I do remember he didn't respond well in '92 to the early hits on his (then merely "alleged") adultery, but that's not nearly the same as a gratuitous unforced error.

        But you know what?...even Bill Clinton's gaffe now doesn't really matter.  It's a one-day story that doesn't penetrate much, and gets drowned out by so much else.

        44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 06:15:15 AM PDT

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      •  Seems Like He Often Is When "Helping" Obama (1+ / 0-)
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        •  He hurt Hillary just as often (2+ / 0-)
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          He's not doing this on purpose, he just messes up sometimes.

          Interviews can be deadly, more for a surrogate than a candidate or campaign team, because by nature you're talking spontaneously, and a surrogate isn't self-conditioned to always watch his/her choice of words.

          44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 06:54:19 AM PDT

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    •  The ads that the Rs will use with these people's (0+ / 0-)

      quotes could be devastating. Especially the fact that they are AFs.

      Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by auapplemac on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 07:38:33 AM PDT

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