Skip to comments.Is there a way to win the hearts and minds of ObamaVoters?
Posted on 10/03/2012 5:03:38 PM PDT by DanMiller
If so, we need to find it
very soon NOW. I am posting this before tonight's debate because I don't think that will cause much change for the better. I hope I am wrong.
An article at PJ Tatler on October 3d chastised those on the right who fault Governor Romney for not having done an adequate job of campaigning. It's well worth reading in its entirety but this summarizes it:
Mitt Romney is running the best campaign anyone could run under the circumstances.
The circumstances are as follows: the media will not report anything he does unless they think it can be used against him. Theyre not in fact reporters, they are, pace Professor Reynolds Democratic Operatives With Bylines.
Hence, though Romney and Ryan are crisscrossing the nation, meeting with real citizens, you never hear about it. The media breathlessly cover Obamas appearances and no its not because hes president. They did the same thing in 08. But Romney and Ryan move in a cone of silence. The only time that cone of silence is broken is when the media thinks Romney has made a gaffe. And the fact that most of those are made up tells you hes an excellent campaigner.
I agree. Suppose Governor Romney
took every possible step and then some to show that he is ten times more American, loveable, cuddly, kindly, empathetic and intelligent than President Obama, while simultaneously (with the vigorous support of ninety percent of the known economists in the country)
♥ laying out credible and specific plans to balance the budget and also giving multiple free cell phones and gasoline to everybody, subsidizing everyone's rent and paying off everyone's mortgages in the process and
♥ persuasively demonstrating how, during his first week in office, he will reduce the real unemployment rate to less than four percent while making all forms of welfare more available to everyone regardless of employment or immigration status and
♥ immediately bringing peace to the entire world without offending, killing or injuring anyone and
♥ doing every other wonderful thing imaginable but never, ever, doing anything to which anyone could reasonably object.
It would have no effect (except to irritate his conservative and moderately conservative base) if not covered, or if covered with a pro-Obama spin, by the "principled" media to which great masses of voters pay at least some attention. A tree falling in a forest with nobody there to hear it would more likely resonate worldwide.
This Wall Street Journal article asks why the story of the Obama Administration debacle in Libya "won't go away." It pretty much has gone away where it matters for the November 6th election because the "news" sources that come to the attention of low information voters -- few of whom read the Wall Street Journal -- have done a great job (from the Obama Administration's perspective) in covering it with ObamaSpin. Fast and Furious? Isn't that a soap opera about casual sex? No, if it were it would attract far more notice. Univision did a pretty good job of covering it after the Principled Media had substantially failed to do their job. Race pandering? Oh? That's what vile White racists who hate President Obama because he is Black do. To complain about that sort of nonsense is deemed "whining by a loser" and does very little good.
Here's my question: How can we, bloggers and others, get convincing messages to the low information true believers -- who at most watch a bit of fluff on television but still vote -- and to those who read and write stuff at the Librul media? I have tried snark, serious stuff and just about everything in between. It does not seem to matter because it preaches only to the choir. Im delighted that some choir members may read it, but they arent the problem. It does not seem to reach many who are tuned into the Principled Media or who get the sort of stuff I received today from the Obama campaign:
In just a little while, I'll go on stage to meet Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate here in Denver.
I couldn't be prouder to represent you out there.
You know, it's because of you that affordable health care is within reach for millions more Americans. It's because of you that we've seen 30 straight months of job growth and middle-class families have seen their taxes cut.
Together, we've done a lot -- but there is so much more to do to keep this country moving forward. That only happens if we win this election.
Before tonight's debate, will you chip in $5 or more to help finish this campaign strong?
Can't wait to see what you do tonight.
I am afraid that most of us are preaching to the choir. That it works for those on the left is important but sheds no light on our problem. They have a loud choir and letters such as this to the Biased News Media are unlikely to do much good; they are doing what they are paid to do. How can low information voters who dont care about much beyond whats in it for them, and the Librul true believers who encourage them, be reached and maybe, just maybe, convinced? Have we reached a point beyond which that is no longer possible?
Ideas? Pretty please!
No, they have neither.
Right you are.
You learn that very quickly when your talking to them.
Yes, but it would likely involve brain surgery.
I work with several “Obama Voters”. They have little heart, and not much in the way of brains. Nothing much but feelings wrapped up in skin.
Just be as smart and stern as he can be. His job tonight is to show the incompetent President how to run a country. Let’s start by saying. A president should probably know the level of debt your country is in. If it was a joke. How bout asking the dad who just lost his job if he is laughing or the senior who will lose benefits because of your policies if it’s funny and how about asking the millions of twenty something’s if their share of 137,000 per person to pay this debt is funny.... Just in case you care to know..... Our country is 16 trillion dollars in debt!!!
No. There is no hope of swaying them. Liberalism is a chronic debilitating mental disease with no known cure.
The sooner that is realized, the sooner the solution is realized. Not sure if there is enough padded cells for all of em though.
To the headline: only about 5% will flip, the others have decades of dependance on the government - I weep for this country.
My family all lines have been in the New World since 1625, they fought, they died for freedom all for not it appears.
If they had known what these trials would have rot, would they have continued?
I always knew we were on this path, I just never dreamed I would see it in my lifetime, I am almost glad my grandparent and parents are not here to see it, although my mother when I was ten sat me down and told me what was coming.
Tell them if they put Romney in Presiden he will still let them have a obama phow
I don’t even try to change their minds.
I sucker them into believing I’m a Democrat voter, draw them into a political discussion and then use extreme sarcasm to mock the lefty’s value systems.
They do not like it and some will even my point but like cow herd going to milking, a lefty will NEVER change.
I’m done with diplomacy. I’m going to F with them like the enemy they are.
Obama cannot be beaten unless he is destroyed in the eyes of the average voter.
The Romney-GOPe machine is unwilling to do this.
They may be right that, if they beat him that way, that the country would disintegrate, but it’s still the only way to win.
Romney would rather lose than tear Obama down - so he will.
Infiltrate. Join the Democrat party. Many of us have. You don’t have to convince everyone, just one. You don’t have to yell and scream, just nod in agreement and then look at them innocently and say, “My Dad says that unemployment has gone up under Obama. What should we say to that?” Mighty trees grow from such a small seed of truth. Don’t try to convince millions, convince just one.
“Not sure if there is enough padded cells for all of em though.”
We have more rivers than Indonesia and Cambodia combined.
In a word - nope - sadly this country is full of children - obstinate and defiant - tell them to eat their spinach for their own good, and they stamp their feet and hold their breath ‘til they turn blue - Obama talks nice, and you can’t tell me he’s a small-minded, deceitful, destructive man - they deserve what they’re going to get, but the rest of us don’t.....
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