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  •  The difference (5+ / 0-)

    The politics of old, the Clinton campaign just can't seem to help themselves, it is sad the way they are trying to pull us backwards, instead of move us forward.  We had two former Clinton supporters at our phone bank yesterday who left her campaign because of the way the Clintons just couldn't stop their devisive tactics.  

    "Hope is that thing inside us that insists...that something better awaits us if we have the courage to fight for it." --Barack Obama

    by loree920 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 09:27:25 AM PST

    •  Where is the evidence (0+ / 0-)

      about who was behind this? Where is the phone record? Where are tapes? Where are reports of this being done to average voters?

      This is just like the crude Myerson call yesterday: an elaborate phone call to a significant LA figure, with no traceability, and no evidence that it is anything more than a single incident.

      •  Of course the push poll isn't going to be (1+ / 0-)
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        traceable to anyone.  That's the point.  The push polls by Bush against McCain in South Carolina, which spread the false rumor that he had an illegitamite black child were also untraceable to any particular campaign, but we all know who was behind them.  

        •  I see your point (0+ / 0-)

          but I question the LAT's diligence in not addressing the question.

          My central point remains: a push poll designed with a 20 minute script would be ridiculously expensive. Remember, unlike an actual poll with sample of 500 to 1000 people, a push poll hopes to call a large fraction of voters. In CA, we are talking tens of thousands of calls to be able to effect an election. For example, a well publicized illegal GOP robocall here on the Central Coast called every single registered Dem in the CD.

          Right now, it looks like there was exactly one call to a media figure. This raises more questions than it answers.

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