[extropy-chat] Re: Politics: US talks of suspending elections
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 14 14:54:35 UTC 2004
--- Harvey Newstrom <mail at harveynewstrom.com> wrote:
> Brian Lee writes:
> > The problem is that hate is not a motivator to go out and vote.
> I thought that hate was the best motivator for voting, and that was
> why politicians prefer attack ads to issue ads.
Attack ads don't stew hate, they stew doubt. While lots of repubs hated
Clinton with a passion, Clinton's campaign portrayed Dole to
independents as a mean and bitter man. Attack ads don't play to party
extremes, they play to the undecided independents, building doubts
about the candidate they are attacking.
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
-William Pitt (1759-1806)
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