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  •  I'm cautiously confident that Obama will win, (0+ / 0-)

    (as long as Romney doesn't have the machines rigged).
    However, after the election, I think we have an 800 lb gorilla staring us in the face.
    How is it that anybody is voting for Romney?
    We know that he lies, cheats, steals, and that he will say anything to get elected.
    We know he cheated on his taxes, dodged the draft, and is unfit to be commander-in-chief.
    We know his "policy prescriptions" Har! would simply take us back to the Bush  years and the people and policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

    Why doesn't the rest of the country know that? Why is he pulling 45+% instead of say, 1%, or maybe 10%.

    I think this is an important question that we need to wrestle with, deconstruct, analyze, and figure out. We need to invest a lot of resources and come up with an answer and we need creative new strategies to communicate and persuade.

    We just came too close to disaster on this one. We cannot afford such a catastrophic mistake in this country.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 02:08:22 PM PDT

    •  racial animus. that is it. take it to the bank. (2+ / 0-)
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      •  You may be right, in the vague preferences of (0+ / 0-)

        "independent" voters. For the gop base, it's all about abortion.
        I don't think racial animus is that widespread or that deep.
        I think a lot of whites would vote for a black man (as they have) if they think he's straight with them.

        Most people here know that the gop obstructed the recovery, in the Senate, then in the House after 2010, and in the state governments where they had power.

        We did a poor job of turning public attention onto that fact.
        I know the media was a major obstacle to the truth in this.

        Remember, all discussion in DC was about the debt and fiscal responsibility, etc. until "Occupy Wall Street", which changed the narrative and forced the discussion of income inequality, and the redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the very rich. This is the one lasting effect of OWS. (so far)
        I think we are going to have to have an "occupy big media" but I think we need to do more than that. Progressivism is really a matter of common sense, and is in the best interest of the average middle or working class person. We really need to get this across to the American voter in a big way.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 02:41:10 PM PDT

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      •  Completely agree. (nm) (0+ / 0-)
    •  80% of the country (0+ / 0-)

      is automatically committed to one party or another, nationally.  As to the remaining 5-8 percent Romney may get on top of the diehard Republican 40, these are not economic conditions that are condusive to voting for the incumbent (and, yes, there's racism at work).

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