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  •  From what I've heard... (none)
    the problem with campaigns is that they often DON'T have a very coherent message.  

    Also, I don't think the point is to talk about everyone's 'pet issue' - the whole point, I thought, was to get AWAY from "my issue this, my issue that," and focus on what the unifying, sum-it-up-in-a-line-or-two-cover-everyone's-issue big-picture "brand" is.  That's what we still lack, I think.

    ubi dubium ibi libertas

    by ChaosMouse on Tue May 24, 2005 at 09:37:54 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah but (none)
      every conversation I've ever been in or witnessed that had that goal ended up a pissing contest between factions of people in the room who HAD to make sure THEIR ISSUE was represented.  It's just not a worthwhile use of time for a bunch of random people to get together and try to come up with a unifying message for the Democratic Party.  Even if you could do it - highly unlikely - how would you then get the Democratic Party to use YOUR message? It's just not going to happen.

      People can certainly benefit from practical instruction in "How to talk to voters" - in fact that's what I'm advocating.  But a pie in the sky discussion about the generalities of "How We Talk To Voters" is a waste of time that could be spent, well, talking to voters.

      How can we get over it when people died for the right to vote? -- John Lewis

      by furryjester on Tue May 24, 2005 at 07:57:04 PM PDT

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