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    Seneca Doane, La Gitane

    ...won and lost in the margins. So very marginal in fact that we lost control of the House by less than 300,000 in the closest 28 House races that we lost. That's not "the people speaking." That's us not doing even a mediocre job of getting our "casual voters" out to the polls, no matter how unenthusiastic or exhausted they are. The day we can deliver votes in a Mid term election even when our leadership has fallen well short of our expectations is when we will have broken the GOP.

    We don't need to convert "Dittoheads" or regular FNC viewers. We need to (1) get back to the business of speaking to our base voters and (2) ID those true undecided voters and focus our rebuttal message in digestible and frequent doses. It's really not a large universe, but the first thing we need to stop is assuming that a good, top-down driven media campaign will "bend the curve." This is done at the precinct level, the neighborhood level. The first attempt probably won't do the trick, nor the second, third, etc. But constant contact and dialogue can overcome MSM laziness and the Right Wing Noise Machine...if we ID the actual persuadable audience.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

    by Egalitare on Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 10:19:36 AM PST

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