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Seriously, that's a very interesting question.

If they had the balls to run it - which they don't - I wonder if a 'We're not crooks, perverts or liars' campaign might not be a roaring success.

The problem for the Dems is that they haven't differentiated themselves. So they've let the narrative become 'They're all the same' rather than 'We're honest and different.'

Which is possibly a fatal error. I think there's going to be revenge voting from the moderates for the Dems, combined with massive apathy and resentment from the Dem base.

If the Dems are thinking it's a sure thing, someone really needs to persuade them otherwise - and soon.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 10:54:43 AM EST
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Well if you look back at 1997 that was the core of the Labour parties message.  they ran it very much like the dems are now and let the media run the they're not crooks liars and perverts message.

Unfortunately I cant see the US media running it for them. so they would have to do it for themselves. the big question then would be if it would be as effective if you were running it yourself rather than having a third party putting it out.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 11:00:07 AM EST
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By using it in campaign speeches, it becomes third party.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 05:06:08 PM EST
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