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    At least, according to the data. Looking at how public opinion has shifted since April, the "improvement" in Iraq has had a noticeable effect on public opinion. Unfortunately, the change is to the benefit of McNovoCain.

    Obama needs to focus on his initial opposition to the war in Iraq, his insistence on taking the fight to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and nimble use of diplomacy to diffuse potential hostilities in order to negate McWarMonger's national security "creds". Because for some reason that I cannot fathom, the overwhelming majority of Americans still give "big ups" to McWorseThanBush on issues dealing with war and terrorism.

    Time to repeat that ol' Clinton mantra:
    its the economy, stupid
    its the economy, stupid
    its the economy, stupid...

    because it really is the economy that matters most.

    ... and Obama has a speech he gave in 2002

    by OnlyWords on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 04:30:15 PM PDT

    •  you are not understanding the poll (0+ / 0-)

      go back and read it.

      Half of the public views the war as the wrong decision, while the same percentage favors withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq as soon as possible; these figures have declined only modestly in recent months.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 04:42:26 PM PDT

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    •  otoh (0+ / 0-)

      because it really is the economy that matters most.

      that is absolutely true.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 04:42:56 PM PDT

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