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To: SoConPubbie

At least he’s not communist Obama or a paid DNC operative... ;)

3 posted on 05/05/2012 3:14:50 PM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: MARKUSPRIME; SoConPubbie; Selmore; E. Pluribus Unum; flintsilver7; Longbow1969; mojitojoe; ...
I saw this thread...didn't initially review any of the responses...and thought of common FREEPERs in how they might respond on a thread like this...I then concluded:

Well, what they'll likely do is that they won't comment upon Romney at all...They'll try to turn the thread into one about Obama.

Now, I thought, if they want to compare Obama vs. Romney & discuss both, I thought that'd be quite reasonable...
...But Romney supporters who can't defend exactly why they support him -- minus anti-ObamaISM, that is
...(IOW why they apparently support Romney minus anything Romney-based other than his team uniform color)...
...= the need to turn EVERY Romney thread into ONLY ObamaCommentVille til Election Day

So, I open up the thread...and sure enough...which commentators fell into this all-too-predictable theme? Markusprime, E. Pluribus Unum, Selmore:

For example:

At least he’s not communist Obama or a paid DNC operative... ;) [Markusprime, #3]

Prolly an Odumbo plant. [Selmore, post #18]

But Markusprime and Selmore BOTH -- actually in just a few words -- were able to combine the TWO most common evasive tactics prevalent on Web forums.

Why, if you don't like the forum content, not only do you avoid commenting on the article and the focus of the article, you turn the thread into something about the thread-poster. You make it personal to the poster -- entirely against forum rules (the part about calling him a Dem "plant" and "paid operative")

This happens so commonly that these kinds of posts aren't even removed anymore.

Now other posters here have also attempted to make the thread not about Romney -- but about the threadposter...and I'm sure others will jump onboard:

* Flintsilver7
* Longbow1969
* Mojitojoe
* Flightdeck

FREEPER community: Take a look @ your most common FR Romney supporters ... represented by the comments of these six above...

Seemingly, the "sum" total communicated as to why Romney is to be supported NEVER has anything to do with Romney himself.

Now to be fair, FR posters realize the "no campaigning for Romney" sentiments expressed by the site restrictions do exist & those need to be considered...

But here's the Heads-up: You will have a group of FREEPERS who attempt on EVERY Romney thread to simply say, "Look! Over there! Obama! Obummer! Zero!" ... That's combined with "Well, lookie @ who's posting this..."

That's it! Now why is that a relevant comment beyond any personalities in this thread?

Why? Think about it for a moment...

This constitutes the "essence" -- the convincing "passion" -- about the (r) candidate that's supposed to win over all the independent lurkers who review these threads??!

(I think for this reason alone Romney's in deeper sleeper trouble than anybody yet realizes)

34 posted on 05/05/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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