Date registered: Sep 2004
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I really thought the Missouri Senate race was going to go to the Republicans. I am amazed at how well they are handing this seat over to the Dems. If they had let the Fox thing pass, it probably would have meant nothing, but their SOP is "attack, attack!" and this year it simply isn't working. MJF is an extremely sympathetic character, and in a world where Repugs are being called baby killers and torturers, going after him is only going to please their own red meat crowd, as we see so well on this thread here, while turning off soccer mom and pissing off the generation that grew up on his movies. The mushy middle is the battleground, the true believers on both sides are cast in stone. Bad play by Rush.
The same thing is going on in Tennessee, where the racist attack ad with the "nigger gonna fuck a white women" meme was the point of a GOP ad that ran for weeks. The result has been public revulsion, and this race, which I didn't think Ford could win in a million years, is now looking good for Ford. Maybe the age of personal attack and negative campaign is over.
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