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  •  Here's the problem (0+ / 0-)

    I see this as a personality thing, and you see this in terms of partisan breakdown and money. Until you get that I think what lost the race for Ford was personality (a bit too slick, a bit too antagonistic given he is in the South, etc) then it will be hard for us to have a conversation rather than talk passed one another.

    •  The personality thing (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, I agree, he comes across as slick.  That's the main reason my wife didn't really like him (but voted for him).  She said he comes across like a used car salesman.  I get that.
      I also get that he was too antagonistic.  He was much more abrasive than any of his Democratic counterparts, Senate hopefuls, since Gore left.  He also did much better than any of his Democratic counter parts, Senate hopefuls, since Gore left.
      The idea that his personality is 100% bad and 0% good isn't a good idea.  If it turned you off, that's fine, I understand that.  My wife didn't like it, either.  But who is to say that some people didn't like it, and voted for him because of it?

      There are atheists in foxholes. But there are no Evangelicals.

      by Sidof79 on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 11:15:32 AM PST

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    •  Sorry I meant to include this (0+ / 0-)

      Here, in this diary, I give some proof for the assertion that Ford did much better than other Democratic Senate candidates.

      There are atheists in foxholes. But there are no Evangelicals.

      by Sidof79 on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 11:17:37 AM PST

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    •  This is funny (0+ / 0-)

      "until you get that".  So you're saying until you agree with me, we can't have a conversation.  Ha.  Do you even live in TN?  Have you ever bee to TN? Did you see this race every day?  Ford obviously wasn't the only reason other tight races swung our way, but he was a reason.  

      Arrogance and stupidity: it's a winning combination.

      by MatthewBrown on Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 11:21:09 AM PST

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      •  we cant have a conversation (0+ / 0-)

        unless you understand what both peo are talking about. thats basically how conversations work. if you dont like me pointing out that me and other poster was talking passed each other, then I am not exactly sure what the point of us exhanging ideas is. talkiing points maybe?

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