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If he'd done it in the stereotypical Calm, Dry, Mildy-Assholish Obama way, it would've been a home run with me.

But you are not the target audience. Beer swilling low information undecided who may or may not vote are, and you have to lay it out pretty graphically for those guys to get it...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 24th, 2012 at 01:34:27 PM EST
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That's true.  I'm a beer-swilling high-information voter.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Oct 24th, 2012 at 06:15:38 PM EST
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The other audience are unenthusiastic likely Obama voters. The Republican vote turns out, year after year, rain or shine. Big chunks of the Democratic vote are much more volatile in terms of turnout.

In a swing voter state like Iowa and Colorado, getting the uninformed low information undecided voter is critical. In a base turn-out state like Virginia, its much more important to get the base fired up.

The horses and bayonets does both ~ it makes the point about how much the 1916 ships comparison is a load of bullshit in a way that even a low information voter can easily understand, and as a "zinger" that can be spread around on twitter and facebook, it gets the base fired up.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Oct 25th, 2012 at 02:02:44 PM EST
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