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Best electioneering slogan from the US today

11/07/06 | by Adam | Categories: Politics, American

Link: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/showdown06/archives/individual/2006_11/010093.php

Nice to see that the Republicans still have a sense of humour even while going down in flames:

Republicans have been simultaneously informing voters about the confusing process to vote for Negron—whose name doesn't appear on the ballot—and expressing symbolic anger for Foley: "Punch Foley to vote Negron" is their foremost campaign slogan.



Comment from: Adam [Member]  

Not that it worked; Negron lost 110,317 to 114,836.

11/08/06 @ 11:02
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

No it didn’t :)

I’m still surprised at how close the race was. I was going to chime in here on the blog with an “It Was Too Close” and talk about how we up here managed to reduce our Conservative Party to rubble when we got fed up of them, and even in Alberta when Social Credit starting pulling things… we vote en masse with our feet.

It gets mollified in the recent case, where we wanted to send the Liberal party a message, but we were a bit too leery of Stephen Harper’s less-critical pro-Bush stance to give him a majority.

Still, I’ll enjoy the blue victory, smallish margin as it was, for its own sake :)

11/09/06 @ 20:21
Comment from: ElTwo [Visitor]  

I was reading an article written a couple of months before the election which talked about the factions on both sides that would rather lose this mid-term. For the Democrats, will it be better to win and have to take part in coming up with solutions to the national problems and the Iraq War, or lose and be able to force the Republicans into change from a slight minority position? Also, will Democratic success now lessen public dissatisfaction for the Republicans in 2008?

11/11/06 @ 18:16
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

Either situation presents opportunities. The current situation lets them schedule a deadline for Iraq, and propose a number of things that will force the President’s veto hand, a hand he has raised very rarely in his reign so far.

As to the ‘lessening public dissatisfaction for the Republicans’, as it stands right now there are a number of votes for the Republicans out of fear of what the Democrats would do or cause (including fear of a terrorist attack).

Democratic success is likely to have the opposite effect, I’d say, just like the water in the pool isn’t so bad after you’ve finally soaked yourself and wonder what all the fuss was about getting into the pool.

Of course, it’s anyone’s guess right now. I think I should perhaps make five hundred predictions and be proclaimed a visionary and/or psychic for getting the occasional one right :)

11/12/06 @ 02:42
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