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  •  Reagan had no Rovian attack machine against him. (4+ / 0-)
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    sebastianguy99, quotemstr, IvanR, SemDem

    One wonders what difference that might have made in 1980.

    This year, some group or groups will have to go on a major offense against McCain.  There is SOOO much to work with.

    It makes me sick, the character attacks against Obama, while no one lays a glove on McCain.

    Let's start getting into the mainstream narrative:

    - Keating 5

    - Craven flip-flopping on right-wing evangelicals, Bush tax cuts, etc. etc.

    - Mistakes (Shiites and Sunis etc.)

    - Anger and crudeness (trollop, c**t)

    - And so much more!

    Some people fight fire with fire. Professionals use water.

    by Happy Days on Sun Aug 03, 2008 at 12:32:36 PM PDT

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    •  gop talk radio decides media priorities (2+ / 0-)
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      CParis, Happy Days

      with coordinated uncontested repetition to 50-70MIL Americans.

      and despite limbaugh's reluctance to support mccain that has never been his main function- which is to bash anything progressive/liberal/dem.

      the talk radio monopoly in general will rally around mccain, making excuses for everything you mention, intimidating and crying foul, by the thousands, everytime the press goes after mccain, and hounding them for giving Obama a 'free ride'.

    •  also no 24/7 bobblehead newsmodels (1+ / 0-)
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      Indieman

      who have to justify thei big salaries by "reporting" press releases from the McMaverick campaign.

      In 1980, political "reporting" was confined to the network newscasts, newspaper Op-eds, and a couple of radio shows.

      What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. ~ Dan Quayle

      by CParis on Sun Aug 03, 2008 at 04:52:39 PM PDT

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