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Depends on:

  1.  How they play it internally to party members and externally in the government chambers

  2.  If they get access to the mass media

To be Serious™ you have to act or appear to act Serious&trade.  The news media can hardly go around carrying The Left politicians making Serious™ Noises on the front page and call them UnSerious™ on the OpEd and Editorial pages.

It's up to The Left party leaders and operatives to come up with policies and news-worthy stuff the other parties HAVE to do more than simple dismissal.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Jul 15th, 2010 at 04:34:04 PM EST
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