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  •  No one would (3+ / 0-)
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    llywrch, journeyman, askew

    that's who.

    The people who quit are the people who are losing. It's true in sports, and it's true in politics. That's why Republicans are freaking out about the polls -- they are worried their troops will sit out this losing election like we did in 2010.

    •  Turn off the game, we're winning. (0+ / 0-)

      I can't waste any more time watching this.  Yeah, I don't think I've ever heard that.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:07:51 PM PDT

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      •  I've known plenty of people (0+ / 0-)

        who have left a NASCAR race in the last 50 laps when somebody was up by a huge amount, only to hear as they're driving away that the leader just blew an engine and is out.

        So they miss the come from behind ending, and the best part of the race.

        Same with baseball games - we've left before, when it's damp and/or rainy, there's been a rain delay, it's late, and we're losing by 3. Only to find next morning that we got 5 runs in the 9th inning to win.

        Happens all the time.

        Of course, we would do the same if we were UP by a lot. It's when it's looks like the game is over anyway that people just tune out. When it looks like the one side has an overwhelming lead. It becomes way less interesting then.

        That's part of the reason the press wants it to be close. People will tune THEM out if it looks like it's a foregone conclusion.

        I think it's a good thing the press does that. Keeps people engaged.

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