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  •  The WI shift (1+ / 0-)
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    LordMike

    I attribute a good part of the shift in the presidential and senatorial races to the flood of awful mailings coming into our rural mailboxes from Karl Rove and his minions.  Every day brings at least a couple of these toxic deliveries.  And of course the Democrats have nothing equivalent.   Once again they do absolutely nothing to bolster their standing in rural Wisconsin.  Same old same old pattern.   When will they ever learn.

    We might yet pull this out and get Tammy into the Senate, but it's not because the state Democratic party knows what it's doing.

    •  The poll had even R-D party ID among LVs. (1+ / 0-)
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      itskevin

      I wouldn't take it's results to literally, it is within MOE probably but Baldwin probably has a slight lead.

    •  direct mail (1+ / 0-)
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      LordMike

      I've also wondered why Ds never do direct mailing.  They may be old school, but they do put tangible information in voters hands.  And a lot of voters get there information very passively.  They don't search for information, but they look at what is put in front of them.  They may have no interest in politics and turn off the TV when it comes on, but they do sort through their mail everyday.  At a minimum, they see a photshopped Obama picture and a BS 'headline' like "Obama sacrifices puppies in Kenyan ritual" (ok I made that up, but it isn't that far off) before they throw it away.  They get nothing from Ds to balance it.  My only guess is that this is part of the citizens unitied fallout.  Ds just can't afford it?

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