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  •  Consider "poaching." (0+ / 0-)

    This 2012 campaign saw the first ever large-scale effort to "poach" older White male voters.

    Here's the GOP's read on the effect:

    ...from the disgraced Karl Rove, who told Fox News on Thursday that Obama “succeeded by suppressing the vote.” Make no mistake: Rove was talking about the white vote. .... Since blacks, Latinos and Asians increased their turnout, as did women and young people, Rove couldn’t be talking about anybody but whites, and particularly older white men.

    -- from Joan Walsh in Salon

    That was achieve by plan and by competent implementation of the plan.

    Many, many contacts and many radio ads were cast on the waters to make this happen.

    Look to the Montana Senate race for an ugly/beautiful example. Senate Libertarian got thousands more votes than the Libbie running for governor. A protest against the GOPer Senate candidate, who had been hit with a moderately effective poaching campaign.

    All of poaching is generated non-rationally by the way. Rammed in, the same way the GOPers have been going after these Angry White Male guys for years.

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