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  •  I blame the voters. (1+ / 0-)
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    So you're argument is that he who campaigns best should win? That's what politics has come to now, unfortunately, just a "game". It's not who is the best candidate, it's who looks and sounds the best in commercials and sound-bites. Shame on us Americans.

    Whackos get their info thru the Christian right. We'll bring them out to vote against something and make sure the public lets the whole thing slip past them.

    by chemsmith on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 09:42:13 AM PDT

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    •  How can one blame the voters (6+ / 0-)

      when it's the candidates and the political parties who need to make their case?

      I'm not sticking up for short-sighted voters, but Lamont proved in the CT primary that a kick-ass campaign is one way to get your message out.  It didn't hurt that people were not happy with Lieberman, but the campaign was handled beautifully from start to finish.

      Angelides doesn't have a wounded opponent.  Arnold has proven himself to be quite the politician to turn around all that negativity he stirred up last year. The problem is Angelides is not fighting smart (yet). In fact, it almost appears to this CA voter he's not fighting at all.

      While the voters share some of the blame for their shallow choices, the candidates themselves own the lion's share. As much as it pains me, as much as I hate to say it: Arnold with his $$$ is running the better (not honest, not filled with integrity) campaign. Angelides needs to be smart and innovative if he hopes to defeat it.

      It's really up to him to reach out to the voters, not the other way around. This is why I can not completely blame the voters. My mind is already made up, all I can do is observe the campaigns. And Angelides has some major catching up to do.

      Note: I am voting for Angelides, regardless of how well he campaigns.

      "As you get older, you get less willing to buy the latest version of reality." Leonard Cohen

      by mentaldebris on Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 10:32:45 AM PDT

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    •  I blame the non-voters (0+ / 0-)

      they rubber stamp the election results.

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