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  •  whatever... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but signs are an indicator in this area as I see it of better organisation and grass roots people active in the field.  This is because it takes supporters to call or walk around to see who wants a sign and then to deliver it.  On businesses it shows someone willing to loose customers over the sign and the lack of fear of that tells me lots about an area.

    Signs are to show supporters that they are not alone and  to show the opposition that there is no reason to come out and vote because you are a minority.

    And BTW of the campaigns you have run how many of the outsigned campaigns lost.  And you know Bob as well as I do that the local democrats really arn't all that enthused about Duckworth.  The Dupage Democratic chair didn't even endorse her in the primary.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 08:10:55 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not a big Duckworth fan... (0+ / 0-)

      ... but counting signs is a terrible measure of support. The last campaign I ran was an aldermanic race where our opponent had signs everywhere and we beat her anyway.

      Here's why signs are poor indicators: people put signs in for all sorts of reasons, many of which do not correspond to supporting the candidate (i.e., business reasons, because a friend asked, afraid to piss off some political connection, etc.).

      I've been in Michigan and Wisconsin in the past four or five weeks and one would think from traveling around those states that Hoekstra (MI) and Thompson (WI) were running away with their Senate races based on signs. Both of them are getting their asses kicked.

      •  Well we will see.... (0+ / 0-)

        ...the polls indicate Walsh is getting his ass handed to him.  I think because he is such a wanker but I bet the final tally will be much closer than people think.

        We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

        by delver rootnose on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 06:28:51 AM PDT

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