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To: Mr. Silverback

No I havent spoken to kids on the street about Thompson, because they have no idea who he is. I cant convince someone to vote for a guy they never heard of. Someone who isnt even on the thier radar. Can you understand that? What am I supposed to say to young people...ummmm you know that guy..he had a walk on part in Law and Order?

These kids are MTV generation voters... They prefer the far left of Obama! MTV's new politician de jour and I am supposed to come back with "the guy from Law and Order"?


Do you think this election is going to be the status quo? I do not. I think there will be a record turnout and that the these youths will have an huge impact on its outcome.

I want to win those voters to the GOP ticket. Dont you?


417 posted on 03/26/2007 1:36:35 PM PDT by beansox (Burn A Battle In Our Hearts For The Battle At Hand)
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To: beansox; Mr. Silverback
Do you think this election is going to be the status quo? I do not. I think there will be a record turnout and that the these youths will have an huge impact on its outcome.

Doubtful. The only elections with "record turnout" among young people were during Vietnam. The left can compare Iraq to Vietnam all they want, but young people DO NOT have the negative attitude toward Iraq that they did about Vietnam

I want to win those voters to the GOP ticket. Dont you?

If we get liberals to vote GOP by nominating a liberal, all that will happen is that they will bolt the next time we nominate a conservative. And in the process, a lot of conservatives will bolt and we will wind up like the Whigs.

426 posted on 03/26/2007 1:48:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: beansox
What am I supposed to say to young people...ummmm you know that guy..he had a walk on part in Law and Order?

You know, this is the problem. You look at the generation that has 9/11 as their formative event, and instead of saying, "This is a guy who'll keep America safe, and Hillary and Obama have no clue," you decide that you need to bring up pop culture cred. You could say that he busted the biggest ring of corrupt thugs in the history of his state government , or you could say he's making sure they'l be able to work where they want, retire, and live to see it because he'll defend the country and reform the medical system," but instead you figure you need to talk about his TV role. If you brought up acting at all you could bring up the fact that he was cast as himself in a movie about his corruption-busting days because he was so passionate about standing up for the little guy that no actor could protray him properly. But no, you would bring up a dang TV show and not even get that right. Oh, the humanity.

Do you think this election is going to be the status quo? I do not. I think there will be a record turnout and that the these youths will have an huge impact on its outcome.

I started watching the nightly news with my parents back when I was about 6 or 7. I've been a real serious news junkie for over a quarter century now.

Why is that relevant? Because that prediction has been made in every single election that I can remember. That takes us back to somewhere in the early Eighties at least.

First, these people do not vote. Let me repeat that: They do not vote. It doesn't matter what the issues are, how many of them register, what the parties do to appeal to them, they do not vote. You can say I'm an old fuddy duddy who doesn't "get" these kids all you want, but time and again they're supposed to turn the election, and they don't show.

Second, those that do vote cast their votes for Dems overwhelmingly. Once again, you're using people who are not in play to try and tell us where the swing voters are going.

I want to win those voters to the GOP ticket. Dont you?

Two answers:

1. Well, you sure ain't trying very hard. If Rudy gets the nomination, what are you going to say? Based on your answer about Thompson, I'm betting something like "You know, Rudy? I know MTV portrays him as Satan, but you should really vote for him because he's just like Obama, except for being a rich white man. Oh, and when MTV says he sent his cops out to sodomize black immigrants, don't worry about that." I mean, if you can't fight MTV now for a guy who will save their lives, why would you be able to fight MTV in September of '08 for a different guy who'll save their lives?

2. What are we supposed to do to win these voters to the GOP ticket? You say they want a far lefty. Well, should we run one? Heck, Rudy might be WAY too conservative for them. Seriously, why do you think that we should run a person (and platform) for the most important job on the planet who can appeal to people who know nothing about politics except what they see on MTV? How would that NOT turn off everybody to the right of Al Gore who's planning to vote in 2008?

Sorry, but I think you've probably made the weakest case for a primary candidate in the history of FR.

428 posted on 03/26/2007 2:05:21 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (A pacifist sees no distinction between the arsonist and the fireman--Freeper ccmay)
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