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  •  SUPERPAC Backfire? (4+ / 0-)
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    rovertheoctopus, JeffW, llywrch, mmacdDE

    I really want to see more in-depth analyses of the impact of the SUPERPACs in this election cycle, because I suspect it ended up being a net negative for the GOP. Not that huge amounts of advertising can't sway voters, but rather the type of advertising the SUPERPACS put out never connected with enough voters. The ads I saw (being on the border with battleground VA) talked about how horrible Obama's economy had been, but the polls clearly showed the majority blamed the economy on Bush. Thus, having people comparing their current economic woes to how bad it was 4 years ago only reinforced the notion that, even if you thought Obama was not great on the economy, going back to the Bush policies would be a disaster.

    A government that denies gay men the right to bridal registry is a facist state - Margaret Cho

    by CPT Doom on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:57:07 AM PST

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    •  and that was especially true (0+ / 0-)

      for the upper income people.

      The market was a DISASTER when Obama took office. Most people had lost a lot of money.

      Now? It's totally rebounded. Completely. The only times the market has dropped is when the GOP acts like idiots and pulls some kind of budget/debt ceiling crap.

      I think those ads likely lost a chunk of votes for Romney.

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