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  •  We Need A Multi-Year Sales Pitch (15+ / 0-)

    The contents of Mr. Sanders's article may seem oversimplified, but they avoid the kind of narrow minded hot button crap making up the majority of campaign commercials.  They need to be embraced by an ad campaign which treats the citizens of this country with respect above and beyond the level of beer and car commercials and hammered home consistently well in advance of the 2014 election cycle.  Then, the candidates need to adopt and sell the same.

    •  365 day non-campaign years to. Little of this is (2+ / 0-)
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      more than mentioned in passing by the media as they chase after the latest shiny object.

    •  I disagree. Think oversimplification, beer and (1+ / 0-)
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      car commercials.  Why do you think Repub propaganda works?  It makes what might be complex - pat and simple.  Do not overestimate the intelligence and background knowledge of the average American.  Let's not talk in platitudes and self-congratulatory hogwash.

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:37:00 AM PST

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      •  Did It Work? (0+ / 0-)

        Not so much this last cycle.  In a 2-3 month cycle, they bombarded the media with easily dis-proven lies, then stuck with them hard and fast.  I agree with your statement regarding the intelligence of the average American, it's hard NOT to overestimate that one.  But aren't there enough plain and simple facts regarding wealth and income growth disparity which can't be dis-proven throughout a multi-year media cycle?

        I think more of the problem is due to the Dems not being on the same page or talking one game and voting another.  Plenty of past examples bear that out, financial deregulation, Patriot Act, Iraq, ACA...

    •  well, but you'd have to have candidates (0+ / 0-)

      that agree with Mr. Sanders, and a party leadership that is willing to fund them. We could find the first, we couldn't get the second--ask Rob Zerban.

      I agree with you, but we can't do it with this Democratic party.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 02:02:33 PM PST

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