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  •  It's a simplistic error and a folly (3+ / 0-)
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    to even TRY to compare 2008 to 2012. The 2008 election was not going to happen again for so many reasons, non of which I should have to waste time illuminating here.

    Look at it this way.  Did GWB run the same campaign in 2004 that he did in 2008? No, of course he didn't.  There was that 9/11 thingy in between to be exploited, and all traces of "compassionate conservatism" disappeared. Bush was allowed to run as a war monger without consequence equal to the charge.

    Yes, an incumbent has a far different race to run than last time. Four years ago is a lifetime ago in politics.  

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 04:31:06 PM PDT

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    •  LOL, (0+ / 0-)

      of course I meant, "...the same campaign in 2004 that he did in 2000."

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 04:56:32 PM PDT

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