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    RiveroftheWest, chimene

    an obvious aspect I hadn't considered was women voters, and how many cross over voters we'd get based on gender alone. Star power is big but ultimately the most important is winning.

    It's nuts that it's a popularity contest or an attractiveness contest but ever since Reagan my eyes were opened.

    “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

    by ban nock on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:58:07 AM PST

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    •  Reagan? The press kept saying he was a star (0+ / 0-)

      over and over and over.  His popularity rating when he left office was abysmal, though.

      Proof that Reagan was not the stuff "stars" are made of?  He was in Hollywood for years and never made the A list.  His star power was an expensive media construct meant to support reactionary political policy.

      Charisma?  Obama, BILL Clinton, JFK, FDR.  You'd pick these guys out of any crowd.  I don't see that in anyone else right now.

      "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

      by Kentucky DeanDemocrat on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:59:36 PM PST

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