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  •  Then you've completely missed my point. (2+ / 0-)
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    emal, happymisanthropy

    Scott Brown isn't running on his issues or where he stands. He's running on an image.

    It's not a strawman argument to point out how vapid the candidate is being when he'd rather run on pickup trucks and JFK's image.

    Again, you care about the Mickey Mouse issues, and you get loony toons as politicians. If Scott Brown ran on issues, he'd probably lose outright.

    •  Hardly (0+ / 0-)

      Every candidate has an image to sell; that's part and parcel of politics and campaigning.  And its ironic that you refuse to look beyond Brown's image to acknowledge the fact that he's successfully connected with voters by frantically stumping across the state over the past month.  After all, wasn't the same accusation being promulgated about our President during his campaign 2 years ago?  

      Case in point: independent voter support for Brown.  He doesn't garner their support on the basis of image alone.  Rather, his stance on two key issues seems to be resonating with them: the proposed health care bill and national security (namely, the prosecution of terror suspects within our domestic judicial system).

      So, you can cover your eyes and ears all you want; but the fact is that his message, simple as it is, has resonated with voters in MA.

      •  Now who's being either ignorant or dense? (0+ / 0-)

        He's not projecting his message. I can't make it any more clear.

        His message isn't "I'm against health care". That's his position. If his message were about his positions (hint: they're not), then he'd have a much more convincing argument.

        Right now, his position is "yay pick-up trucks" and "I'm sooo like JFK".

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