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Do Wavering Obama Voters Think the Man They Voted for Is Na´ve?
National Review ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 03/21/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by george76

Do Wavering Obama Voters Think the Man They Voted For Is Naïve?

How do you persuade someone who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 to vote for the Republican option in 2012?

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a lot of Obama voters must be persuaded that they made the wrong choice in 2008, and that it isn’t their fault.

Monday I spoke to a smart political mind who had been watching focus groups of wavering Obama voters in swing states, and he said that one word that those voters kept coming back to, again and again, was “naïve.” (The term was to describe the president, not themselves.) Those who voted for Obama won’t call him stupid, and certainly don’t accept that he’s evil. But they have seen grandiose promises on the stimulus fail to materialize, Obamacare touted as the answer to all their health care needs and turn out to be nothing of the sort, pledges of amazing imminent advances in alternative energy, and so on.

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If we’re seeking to persuade Obama voters that it’s okay to vote for someone else this time, perhaps we need to reinforce that notion that he just doesn’t quite understand how things work in the real world — that he understands the theories of job creation, but not the practice. He talks about a future of algae-powered cars while rejecting pipelines.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; naive; nave; nobama2012; obama; obamavoters; voters
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To: george76

The Kenyan Klown is a malignant narcissist and arrogant Stalinist thug whose purpose in life is to destroy this country.


41 posted on 03/21/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: george76

I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to get the best job that they possibly can. It’s up to the people who make that hiring decision to make sure that an incompetent isn’t hired. Our great American voting public has crap for brains. Don’t blame Obama, he just wanted a job that he wasn’t prepared for. Blame those stupid Democrat voters.


42 posted on 03/21/2012 8:37:15 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: boomop1
That's why Biden was picked as his running mate--so that Barack would be the smartest guy on the ticket.

Another reason why he won't dump Biden in favor of Hillary in 2012 (apart from fear of being Arkancided).

43 posted on 03/21/2012 9:08:26 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: george76

Every day we hear about people who voted for Obama saying “I wish I had not done that.” But where are the people who voted for McCain who now say, “I voted for McCain and I’m sorry. I wish I too had voted for Obama.”?


44 posted on 03/22/2012 5:01:34 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: sport

“My response was, “You would’t understand if I told you”.”
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You’re dead on! If they were CAPABLE of understanding it they would not be asking you in the first place. You might as well try to describe a rainbow to someone blind from birth because they are WILLFULLY blind to the truth. They literally refuse to see what is in front of their faces. On the other hand if John McCain had been elected and done the exact same things they would be screaming for his head.

Americans in this day are divided between those who are in touch with reality and those who are not. I never thought I would see such an absurdity. Those who display what would have been considered the classic signs of mental derangement sixty years ago are elected to office rather than sent to the mental hospital as was normal in the old days.


45 posted on 03/22/2012 7:17:27 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: jmaroneps37

Those people are hiding behind the pink unicorns.


46 posted on 03/22/2012 7:29:04 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Red Boots

Add proof. The reason Ronald Reagan won was because so many Democrats realized he would be a better president compared to the Democrat. And, he was. Remember, this is not the same Democrat party you joined years ago.


47 posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:58 PM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: the law of unintended consequences in action.)
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