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  •  I've always suspected (4.00)
    that part of the Republican 'base' was composed of chronic 'me-too-ers' who jump on any bandwagon that passes by.  These are the same folks who protested the war in Vietnam when everyone else did, voted for Reagan when everyone else did, and are now religious because (you guessed it!) everyone else is.  No actual individual convictions, just herd instinct.

    "Help us to save free conscience from the paw -- Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw." --John Milton

    by ohiolibrarian on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 06:30:03 AM PST

    •  Moe Mentum is a great ally (none)
      good point.
      Ipsos poll today shows further Bush losses:

      "Fitz, don't fail me now !!" ~~Mantan Moreland, bug-eyed actor in "King of the Zombies", 1941

      by seesdifferent on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 08:01:48 AM PST

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    •  Excellent point - the me tooers (none)
      Goes along with the "diffusion study" of farmers in Iowa that Malcolm Gladwell talks about in "Tipping Point. "  There are the Innovators, the Early Adopters, the Early Majority and Late majority, and the Laggards.  We could do a whole diary on this.

      "Life is a zoo in a jungle." Peter De Vries

      by MontanaMaven on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 09:59:36 AM PST

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    •  My suspicions, as well (none)
      There was nothing so infuriating to me last year as the people who, when I asked them why they were voting for Bush, kind of gave me this baffled look and fumbled for an answer that finally boiled down to "Isn't that what I'm supposed to do?"  Eventually they'd land on some cliche or talking point about the war on terror and not changing horses, etc.  But it was like they hadn't given any real thought to it and didn't intend to.

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