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  •  Romeny can't possibly break his silence. (14+ / 0-)

    There's simply no possible way he can break his silence, and he knows it. The base would disown him in a second if he appeared sane, and that would kill his campaign overnight. And if he takes the opposite approach, he probably loses a good slice of the independents in the middle. I think pressuring Romney on this is probably a waste of time, it's just not gonna happen. (Kinda like releasing his taxes)

    On the other hand, Obama could start speaking out loudly on the issue, and he might convert some unlikely voters into likely voters, giving much better turnout among people who already side with the Dems. That would help congress more than it would help Obama personally, but taking control of congress is what we need to get anything done.

    •  Pressuring him on releasing his taxes has not been (8+ / 0-)

      a waste of time.  His continued refusal to release and the constant discussion of it has elevated it in the minds of voters.  This petition works in the same way with environmental issues.  The more we highlight his refusal to discuss the more elevated the issue becomes in the minds of voters.

      In the same way pressure should be applied to the Obama campaign to elevate the discussion on CC and other environmental issues.

      If we really want to straighten out all this crap we need to really think about shit!

      by John Crapper on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 08:52:31 AM PDT

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      •  agree, sorta. (3+ / 0-)
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        John Crapper, GreyHawk, SolarMom

        Yea, pressuring Romney on taxes hasn't been a waste of time, but he's still never gonna release them. Sorry my wording was unclear on that.

        But I think pressuring Romney on climate change will only shift votes if we can get Obama to start demonstrating a contrasting position. Obama released his tax returns, and there's nothing incriminating in them, so the contrast with Romney works well in our favor. But as long as both Obama and Romney don't mention climate change, it remains a non-issue overall.

        Of course, if pressuring Romney gets enough attention, maybe Obama will start to mention his position more often, and the contrast will appear. So perhaps it's worth a try.

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