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  •  I'm in FL-18 (8+ / 0-)

    And I can tell you that the saturation advertising for Allen West is AMAZING! His yellow signs are EVERYWHERE!!! There are easily fifty West signs for every Patrick Murphy sign I see on the roadside. Never underestimate the power of repetition.

    Also, never underestimate the power of being an incumbent. A surprisingly large number of people who vote for Obama will also vote for West simply because both guys are incumbents. They're not thrilled with either Obama or West but- from a psychological standpoint- subconsciously are more comfortable with them than with their challengers. "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't." Even the term "challenger" carries a slight tingle of fear. You don't want to vote for a guy who calls himself a "challenger."

    Then again, FL-18 is pretty conservative. Obama will probably not win here anyway and West will get a next term. Sigh. Still, this is Florida so every vote counts.

    •  that's just plain bizarre that anyone would vote (4+ / 0-)
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      cacamp, auapplemac, Remediator, CTMET

      for obama and for west.  

      west doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as obama.

      “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:59:30 PM PDT

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