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  •  Many of them don't so much support him or them (1+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Martha

    as they hate the other side passionately. These people are some combination of unhinged, racist, stupid, tribalist and ignorant, and the fact that Romney is a rich elitist asshole simply doesn't register even if they know it. He's on their side, and that's all that matters. The trick for our side is to find ways to separate their identity politics from their actual self-interest, and make them increasingly vote the latter. I think it can be done, just not overnight. Hopefully we've got some marketing geniuses working overtime on this. I hate to say it but in many ways it's a marketing problem. People like them are obviously beyond the reach of just reason. They need to be manipulated--for their own good.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 09:00:04 PM PDT

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