Skip to comments.The Angle - Getting the Undecided to Decide
Posted on 10/02/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT by struggle
Ok, folks, I'm guessing that 10-15% of voters haven't made up their minds. I spoke to a colleague about the election and Obama, and she told me that she had voted for Obama in 2008. We work together well and she is a reasonable individual, and I think that the majority of Obama voters can be swayed by stating these four words: "He's had four years."
I know that a lot of you are rabid, unrelenting conservatives like I am - I have a career built both on professionalism and hard work, just like you. I know we get it. I know that Romney was not our best choice by far but we do not want another four years of Obama. Many of us have kids and grandkids and wonder what kind of hell America would descend into with Obama at the wheel.
The thing that we talked about that either convinced my coworker or dissuaded her from voting were these simple four words, and she said them herself after our conversation: "Yeah, I voted for Obama in 2008, but like you said, after four years and no improvement, I'm not voting for him again."
I do believe that, as Romney has stated, these people do not need to be belittled for their vote, but talk to them. Tell them that they voted for a noble ideal that just fell on its face. Nothing has improved, and if you had a boss under which your work conditions continually degenerated, you'd want him out as well. It works.
Either you are an HR manager or you just finished your corporate sensitivity training. :o)
Kidding aside, I know where your coming from.
> Kidding aside, I know where your coming from.
I’m actually a teacher, and though I don’t wear my conservatism on my sleeve, I do notice how my more “moderate” teachers respond to my arguments. The liberal ones are all in for Obama; they don’t know any better. The moderates, however, just need an affirmation.
I do love, however, to remind the liberals that we live in the South, where the KKK and the Democrat party were one and the same for a century.
I think that those that are truly undecided are less then 1 percent. Come on everybody, people truly interested in voting have already made up their minds.
I asked a friend of mine, who is a partner in a surgical practice and voted for Obama, if he would hire Obama to his Board of Directors to run the practice.
He said no. I said Why? .....Crickets.
Yep...I think you are guessing. I'll bet there's less than 2% who haven't decided yet. My thought is that they are saying that to avoid the gnashing of teeth if they dare say they are voting against Obozo. Just because I think the guy's an idiot who's in way over his head in a job he doesn't want doesn't mean I'm a racist. Why is anyone who votes against The Chosen One a racist? Couldn't the reason simply be the guy is unfit for the job? He's a skilled politician and lies with the best of them, but he is unfit to govern this country along the principles under which this Republic was founded.
>>Yep...I think you are guessing.
Nope, from the sample of school and friends, all the former Obama voters plus the folks that sat out in 2008 need you to convince them. They know there’s something wrong with Obama, but they’ll never espouse conservatism quickly.
Convince them. Obama had four years and your life has gotten worse...he’s not what you voted for, right? That convinces them every time.
I was talking to a lib the other day. She started going on about it being all Bush’s fault. I asked her if something went wrong at her job, what would her supervisor say if she blamed someone who hadn’t worked there for 4 years. She walked away in a huff, but had no response.
Exactly. We’re right, but we need to convince the others that we’re right.
I try...at every venue I can get. (See my new topic post of a few minutes ago.) However, I think the polls are wrong just like they were in 1980. As I recall, some polls showed Carter ahead by 10 percentage points just three days before the election. I think the same thing is going on here. I think there are very few undecided voters right now...they just don’t want to admit it.
You’re a teacher...good. Help by teaching with this:
It is a test—very simple—it gives you the answers— comes from a conservative black woman who calls out the democrat party for all the cruelty done to the black race for decades-she is Retired Col. Frances Rice and she deserves to be heard by all of those with no understanding of our history.
Want to shake up your dem friends nicely? Alert them to the fact that they support the denigration of the black race, the enslavement of all people and the killing of innocents IF they are members of the democrat party. You will open some eyes with the help of Col.Francis Rice and MAY save some friends.
May God bless you, as well. Thank you.
Another angle to take with your friends; is Oprah downtrodden? Is Will Smith abused by the racism in this country? Is Beyonce living in the ghetto? Does Kanye West have to rely on food stamps to live? Does The Honorable Clarence Thomas live in a tenement?
OR, does America allow those that strive to succeed and work hard (or have talent) to enjoy the fruits of their labors?
This, of course, DOES NOT APPLY to Barry Soetoro, who has committed fraud against the American public that is prey to those that have indoctrinated them for decades. I believe the good LORD has referred to them as the false prophets, Kenites OR locusts.
Deceit is alive and well in these final days, as was written.
IMO, I suspect that there are a whole lot of people who will not vote at all this time around. One of the most difficult things for a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat or professed liberal to do is to pull that “R” lever. Maybe more of them would vote and would switch from Democrat to Republican but they don’t trust that their voting record will be kept secret. They would rather lie about having voted rather than admit they didn’t support Obama.