Could Anything Change Your Vote Now?

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    Why do we wait until the last 72 hours before the election to "push"? We run around like chickens with our heads cut off, cold calling and leafletting and what-not all three days and then work the polling stations on Election Day....but does all this last minute activity really do any good? Our candidates save up almost 33% of their budget (local ones; state and national candidates spend differently...but their purchases are similar in pattern) to buy ads to be run during the weekend/Monday before Election Day.

    But honestly, if you've chosen a candidate to vote for by now -- and who hasn't? -- is there any ad that the opponent could possibly run that would change your mind?

    Shouldn't the "push" be at least two weeks earlier?

     
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    Nope.

    There's nothing that any demopublicratican could say which would persuade me to vote for them.

    When one of them starts taking their oath of office seriously and acts accordingly, I could be persuaded to cast a vote to re-elect them...But I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    Nope already voted.
     
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    I'm waiting for somebody to offer to buy my vote. Hope it's a rich Democrat. I'll sell him the vote and then call Fox News so all of you guys can get a look at me talking to Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
     
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    Mine? No. But I understand this was a big year for undecided. And which way they will jump is anyone's guess. I understand there is still like 10% that way.

    Everyone on this board mad up their minds years ago. The last several elections the undecided have broken out in weird ways.

    So Tuesday night will be strange. The decided have been leaning heavily republican for more than a year. Decided vote has been 8 or 9% plus on the Republican side. But the folks who make up their minds at the last moment, no one can really guess at.
     
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    ROFLMAO

    and of course you'd not vote that way
    LOL
     
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    no, i know who i am voting for in all the major races here and nothing will change my mind
     
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    Nope.... I, along with the rest of my fellow constituents, will be voting out the dead wood...
     
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    Marketing. It's everywhere and politics is no different. Plus these folks have a shitload of money to unload so they may as well do it on Election Eve.
     
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    If the candidate is an incumbent, I don't care if it's Jesus Christ himself, I'm not voting for him. I'd hate to vote for a Democrat just because I don't want to vote for a Republican incumbent, but I'm afraid it's come to that...
     

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