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  •  Attention doesn't mean votes (1+ / 0-)
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    Using provocative language, encouraging conflict, and embracing controversy is how Palin gets lots of attention... and it's also why she's finished as a politician. She0s a talking head, certainly a very powerful one, but that's it.

    How would you feel if Palin was nominated the RNC chair? I bet everybody here would love it. So, DWS shouldn't be more like Palin. She's already pretty abrasive herself...

    Backing off was the correct decision. Including from a political perspective.

    •  This isn't about votes (0+ / 0-)

      It's about messaging.

      It's a mistake for Democrats to continually back-peddle away from emotionally-charged language.  Trying to be a bunch of intellectual weenies who want to restrict discussion to drama-free, rational debate is a poor political strategy.

      Wouldn't be great if Democrats had someone in the party who attracted the same sort of slavishly devoted fans that Sarah Palin has but, unlike Palin, was actually intelligent and informed?

      •  I'm not sure that's possible (0+ / 0-)

        I don't think it's possible to attract a Palin-type cult while staying away from demagoguery, rudeness and hyperbole.

        That said, I do agree with your point. But the DNC chair is not the person who should be doing this; in fact, it's the worst possible choice. If DWS wanted to be that type of personality, she shouldn't have run for this position.

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