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Where Did the Voters Go? Nowhere.
commentary magazine ^ | 11-8-12 | Jon Podhoretz

Posted on 11/08/2012 7:25:35 PM PST by cdchik123

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To: StAnDeliver
40 year old advice that worked for LBJ, Nixon, Reagan and 'W'. Do you have something more recent that works better?

Hey, it worked twice for Obama.

Romney's proposal dates back to the late 1700s when they thought, seriously, that talented men would be recognized and elected through some sort of discussion in parlors and salons somewhere by "the best people" ~ Jefferson himself put an end to that so why did we hear it creeping into Romney's excuses for running.

BTW, that was just a taste of the dozens of threads where I posted far more discussion on the matter and made detailed predictions. The fact you don't remember any of it is probably one of the reasons we lost nobody cares.

101 posted on 11/09/2012 12:58:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: StAnDeliver

You betchya!


102 posted on 11/09/2012 3:30:39 PM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Great new tagline. I wonder if Rush has thought of this.


103 posted on 11/09/2012 3:36:38 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bellflower

” It is time for Conservatives to begin to realize the board the game is being played on and play on it.”

Your right but it really makes me angry at the America we’ve become.

Conservatives will lose their identity and the reason we are conservative. Instead we will “market” our candidates like a can of green beans, using colors, celebrities, and relationships, instead of issues.

The one with best marketing campaign wins - not the the one with best ideas. Obama ran a terrible political campaign but a fantastic marketing campaign and won. Every indicator had him losing.... and he won. The old GOP sit around trying to figure it out and can’t seem to articulate why they lost.

We lost a really important election - and we now will have a different looking nation for decades because of it.

More importantly we learned a new way to win elections on a national level where the issues and results don’t matter which will change parties and platforms forever, and will have far reaching implications.


104 posted on 11/09/2012 7:37:02 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: mike_9958

I think we should run both kinds of ads, ads to dummies, and ads to thinking, caring people. Different ads for different peoples, selectively on programs and the internet sites etc. that each might frequent. And most especially we must get our message out in ways that also appeal to people. Our message and appeal are not mutually exclusive of one another. We have to get much smarter and more sophisticated with our approach, but in the end let it be the same message.


105 posted on 11/09/2012 8:15:56 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

“Different ads for different peoples”

Bingo... that’s a strategy in a successful market campaign, appeal to lots demographics.

Find out what makes them tick and “tickle it”.

Romney spent alot time exciting his base. Way more than Obama did. We all made fun of Obama dinners with celebs, but there are whole swatches of people who follow celebs and not politics, so guess what, if Obama dines with Beyonce then he’s got their vote.

Sickening but effective if you want to win.


106 posted on 11/09/2012 8:24:29 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: PVT4evr; All

“I’m not saying we don’t need moral, ethical people in office, we do, we absolutely do. Personally, I don’t care whether my man is Protestant, Catholic, Sikh, Jewish, you name it. Does he care about this country and does he want it to improve? If yes, he probably has my vote.”

Satan is for “good morals.” What Satan opposes is Jesus Christ and the Gospel. “Good morals” alone are useless. I WILL NOT be for electing anyone that is NOT FOR the real Gospel of Jesus Christ and the morality that flows out of that. What is good for REAL Christianity is GOOD for the country. What is NOT SUPPORTIVE (not merely neutral) of REAL CHRISTIANITY is bad for the country. One cannot be “for improving the country” and NOT be for spreading the REAL Gospel...they go hand in hand. Freedom begins with GOD and the fear of Him. Jesus Christ is God. That is absolute truth.


107 posted on 11/10/2012 6:03:02 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: cydcharisse

Whatever troll!


108 posted on 11/12/2012 8:10:48 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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