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  •  shallow (5+ / 0-)

    It's very shallow of me, but my first reaction was, my goodness that's a beautiful woman.

    So nice to hear that the inside matches the outside.

    •  She certainly is a winner in the genetic lottery (2+ / 0-)
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      (and that includes brain configuration)

      Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

      by The Dead Man on Fri May 17, 2013 at 10:31:24 AM PDT

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    •  Research has shown that comments on womens' (4+ / 0-)

      looks, whether positive or negative, loses them support.  So please don't.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Fri May 17, 2013 at 10:48:05 AM PDT

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      •  Really? (2+ / 0-)
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        I wonder how much of that was skewed by Palin?  I can't imagine it would be much of a factor, really (so long as other factors were controlled).  Do you have the link to the research?

        •  Yes, really. (1+ / 0-)
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          Here you go. And here's a Slate article about it.

          "Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel." -Sepp Herberger

          by surfbird007 on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:00:05 AM PDT

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          •  Interesting (0+ / 0-)

            Thanks for the links.  Too bad they didn't do the same to male candidates in the study.  Would have been interesting to see if the relationship was the same.  I remember Politico did a story on all 4 candidates being incredibly fit before the election.  

        •  probably not (2+ / 0-)
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          there's a small faction of very uptight language police who are always telling people what they can or can't say on these threads.
          Even the mildest comment or compliment of someone's appearance is apparently forbidden by them.  Oh well, too bad, she's a beautiful woman and I have no doubt she would be a great legislator.  

          •  Oh yes, making personal attacks makes (1+ / 0-)
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            making comments about a candidate's looks so much wiser.  Facts are facts.  And the facts are that commenting on a woman's appearance, whether those comments are positive or negative, negatively affect the candidate.  But at least you get to feel good about spouting your opinion of their appearance and us "uptight language police" can eat dirt.  No matter if a good candidate ends up getting hurt in the process.

            "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

            by gustynpip on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:16:11 AM PDT

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      •  "research has shown.. (0+ / 0-)

        ...that you clearly have too much time on your hands, so please find something productive to do and please stop telling others what kinds of compliments they're allowed to make.
        She's obviously a beautiful woman, inside and out, and I'll say it as much as I want to.

        •  I didn't tell anyone what comments to make. (1+ / 0-)
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          I stated facts and then asked them not to make comments that will hurt a good candidate.  Sorry it offends you so terribly.  (Speaking of having too much time on your hands . . .)

          "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

          by gustynpip on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:18:59 AM PDT

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          •  Since when is some (0+ / 0-)

            opinion poll result a fact. I make my living off polls market research and political, and even my husband the math states guy does not call the results of any poll a fact. The numbers are hard facts but public opinion is soft. Both the tea leaf readers (the analysists) and the methodology including the questionnaires are not factual. It's sample of human opinion that while useful for selling and marketing is anything but factual.      

      •  So the best thing to do is ignore them? (0+ / 0-)

        Or, at best, just look in their general direction and say, "meh" and shrug?

        Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

        by The Dead Man on Fri May 17, 2013 at 12:11:31 PM PDT

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