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  •  in 2004 the economy reeked (3+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, eataTREE, Lynwaz

    "jobless recovery" and Bush won. First president to lose jobs since the Depression, and Bush won. Ohio lost basically all its jobs, Bush won.

    •  Because of TERRA! (2+ / 0-)
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      heineken1717, Hope08

      Yes, this is true, they won anyway with the strategy of TERRA! TERRA'ISTS! HIDING UNDER YOUR BED! OSAMA BIN LADEN WILL SODOMIZE YOUR DOG! TERRA! DON'T THINK, JUST BE AFRAID!

      Knock wood, that won't work twice in a row. You can only distract people from the fact that you've screwed up the country for so long.

      •  Hopefully (3+ / 0-)
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        eataTREE, dskinner, heineken1717

        But a lot can happen between now and November.  Again, I get back to my point, Obama needs to sound like more of an advocate, a fighter for blue collar voters, or they will vote for McCain.

        Together, we will turn promises into action, words into solutions and hope into reality. Hillary Clinton for President

        by psychodrew on Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 05:37:27 PM PDT

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        •  sheesh (1+ / 0-)
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          dskinner

          Wow psychodrew makes a prefectly valid point and all these fols rush in to reject it. I hope the people at the top of Obama's campaign aren't this thick headed.

          Different appeals work for different people.  Blue color folks are looking for someone who will fight for them. Obama does need to devise an effective way to appeal to them.  There are racist bluecolor folks but it is stereotyped thinking to reject them all as being not worth the effort.

          I won't vote for Clinont but this individual poster--psychodrew-- is giving good sound advise.

      •  It's the law of diminishing returns (0+ / 0-)

        It won big for Republicans in 2002 and by just enough to win narrowly in 2004, but the fear strategy pretty much ran out of fuel by 2006. I think it'll be tough to make people VERY AFRAID again for a good while. It's not going to play in 2008.

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