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  •  I think the #1 issue that will motivate voters (1+ / 0-)
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    is having a plan for creating jobs.

    We all know that, whatever the markers say about an economic recovery, for too many Americans that recovery simply does not exist. They are still in the Great Recession. No job, or low wages, or a wage freeze, or lost benefits, or no growth potential.

    Whoever has a better plan for creating jobs/stimulating the economy (as perceived by the voters), will win the midterms.

    And I agree with what Pluto says about making guns an issue. Not a good strategy. For now.

    "In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” -Confucius

    by pierre9045 on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 09:01:47 AM PST

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      I don't know that either party is ready to go full-on populist, but if the Democrats do, 2014 will be a landslide. So far the GOP is too afraid of the Tea Party to do anything but preach austerity.

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      by maxomai on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 11:51:56 AM PST

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