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    kurt, ladybug53, GDbot, bontemps2012, DvCM, nicolemm

    OFA and his Super PAC spent a ton of money also. The money does matter, but it's not the be all and end all it once was. People aren't just blindly accepting what comes at them over the airwaves anymore. There are other means of getting instant news and analysis now. People like some of the parents listed in the comments above grew up watching TV. They came to trust it at a time when giants like Walter Cronkite dominated the news cycle and there were limits on how much air time candidates could have and how much money they could spend. That generation doesn't know another way.

    However, today's kids and young adults grew up with computers much the way that older generation grew up with TV and thinks nothing of plunking down in front of the screen and spending a few hours chatting, reading, learning, communicating, gaming, etc. People are now constantly in touch with the world and their friends. Nothing happens in a vacuum anymore. Witness Mitt's 47% moment. 30 years ago, heck 20 years ago that never sees the light of day. Today it was just sitting there on YouTube waiting to be discovered.

    It's a brand new paradigm. I do agree with others who have pointed out, money will simply move, but the point is, how do you counter sites like DK and TPM? You can't. You cannot advertise around our truth our relentless efforts to shine light on dark corners, to drag the Koch brothers kicking and screaming out into the light of day. No more hidden names doing back room deals. Oh the deals still happen, but the actors are now known. We can't be stopped. We can't be silenced. We can't be bought and we can't be fooled at least not on the level we were before...

    Progress 365 not just a slogan a goal - 300 progressive seats in the House and 65 progressive seats in the Senate.

    by jusjtim35 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:55:11 PM PST

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