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  •  I think Mitt knows that's how it will play. (10+ / 0-)

    Did you all see him smiling during the booing? It was as if he threw out the line as a deliberate provocation, and was telegraphing to the scared wingnut voter at home: "you see what I have to deal with?"

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 11:42:48 AM PDT

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    •  I guess then, the question is (2+ / 0-)
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      OldDragon, slowbutsure

      Will that really be effective ?

      Why shouldn't a wingnut hate Romney for even stepping foot in the place ?

      Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

      by yet another liberal on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 11:52:00 AM PDT

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      •  It's part of a larger problem. (2+ / 0-)
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        vcmvo2, yet another liberal

        Mitt can't actually connect with hardcore wingnuts, who mostly can't even see past the Mormon thing (particularly evangelical conservatives). He also doesn't really fool anyone on the hot-button social conservative issues; they respond to any of his overtures in that direction with the single word, "Massachusetts."

        But, having used the primary to wage a scorched earth campaign on immigrants, women, LGBT people, people of color, he hasn't got a hope in Halifax at connecting with these constituencies either, no matter how moderate he may have been as a state governor.

        So, I'm not really sure how successful he'll be with this. I think we can safely say that there are some Fox News viewers who are just moderate enough not to totally resent him for condescending to the NAACP for a one-off photo op. But, for those who take their cues from Arizona's "papers, please!" crowd, or who have trouble acknowledging that President Obama belongs to the human race... I think you may be right, he may very well piss those voters off, at least temporarily.

        Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

        by Dale on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 12:01:22 PM PDT

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      •  From what I'm seeing (0+ / 0-)

        it was effective. They are loving how "he showed the world how those people act".

        I expect a run on white sheets in the near future.

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