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  •  In the bad old days, the public had only (0+ / 0-)

    establishment sources of information. Newspapers, TV, radio. But times have changed. For a huge number of people, the internet is now a prime source of information in one way or another.

    Slogans and sound bites are less effective now. The voter has become more sophisticated, more informed, and less likely to be misled by the political tactics of the past. More and more voters are becoming aware of the "dog whistle" style of campaigning, and rejecting it. The American electorate is getting smarter.

    Well, that's my hope, anyway.

    I spent only 13 minutes at the polling place. I got off Scott free. -7.25, -6.21

    by Tim DeLaney on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:35:58 AM PST

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