Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Sep 11, 2004.
I don't think it's so much "Republicans have continued to shift the nation's agenda" as it is current events (Beslan, 9/11 anniversary), and Kerry looking more and more like the dead man walking that he really is.........
My 2 bits
I've always felt it's the electorate that drives the election issues, with the exception of advertising.
I'm beginning to come around to that way of thinking as well. It had distressed me in the past that success in politics seemed to come down to who had the biggest advertising budget. That said bad things to me about the public's state of informed-ness(if there's such a word) - giving creedence to the old adage, "The endless repitition of a demonstrable lie will turn it into a demonstrable truth"(Hitler, among others). This year's events have given me reason to hope.
Well people I think could do without any advertising, but that would be wishing for too much. Even the advertising is somewhat driven by the electorate, too harsh, turns them off. Yet negative wins, probably for the same reason as sarcasm on the board?
I really do believe the American people, especially in times of national stress, do pick the right person for the time. You see the screw ups come in periods of 'calm.'
I agree. We seem to be able to "step up" when we have to.
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