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  •  Yes, and somehow we have to get that across to a (3+ / 0-)

    whole bunch, including some I know personally, that are about to play the "gesture" thing of either sitting on their hands or throwing away a vote on the third candidate. Petula Dvorak summed up the problem in her column "[Virginia voters disgusted by their gubernatorial choices of Cuccinelli, McAuliffe]" after discussing feelings she'd observed among many:

    Garcia can. “At this point,” the shop clerk from Woodbridge said, “I don’t think a lot people want to even vote.”

    That’s the problem. And it’s a dangerous one.

    The state’s smart, reasonable, thinking voters — who aren’t single-issue kooks, who don’t vote strictly along party lines, who weigh each candidate based on his or her merits, policies and plans — are running away. And that’s how you get leaders voted into office by zealots.

    Because the  brain stem zealots will march in lock step to the polls for Cuccinelli as I have seen in election after election. He got in by just such an election and managed to get reelected in elections in which many not in that case "smart, reasonable, thinking voters" were just uninterested in down ticket races. The Edwards/Duke case is a good example that I used last night.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 07:10:23 AM PDT

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