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Offline nickagneta

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 11:59:11 AM »
The television ads here in Florida are a nightmare. For every commercial selling a product or company, there are four political commercials. Luckily I only have the cell. I can't imagine what life must be like with a land line phone down here.
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2012, 12:06:33 PM »
I live in Ohio.  It has been a nightmare for months.  All the tv and radio ads, flyers, etc.  It is out of control when you live in one of the few states that actually matters (to determine the election).  One day last week, I literally had in my mailbox, 6 flyers from Romney and 5 from Obama.  In the same day.  I received 7 Romney flyers in one day a few weeks back and the very next day had 6 from Obama.  Last week I received what I thought was a magazine, but it was like a 10 page color and nicely put together booklet from Obama.  The amount of money spent just to mail and produce that stuff is obscene and could probably feed all of the homeless in the U.S. for a year.

Wow. I imagine it also depends on where in Ohio you live. As I understand it, some areas are clearly "red" or "blue", so there isn't as much focus there as in other areas.
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2012, 12:17:33 PM »
Obama is speaking outside the WI capitol right now. Not sure why he needs to rally people in Madison of all places.

At least he'll be gone by the time I'm done with work.

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 12:19:15 PM »
This guy is getting in a little late, but he's building up steam:

www.cracked.com/video_18490_a-campaign-ad-most-electable-candidate-ever.html

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2012, 12:31:21 PM »
How long until Media shifts its focus to 2014 elections?  Campaigning never stops in America.

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2012, 12:33:03 PM »
How long until Media shifts its focus to 2014 elections?  Campaigning never stops in America.

I think fundraising for 2014 has already started! I mean, they can't actually believe that asking me for donations today will have any influence at all on this election, right?

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2012, 12:50:40 PM »
I live in Ohio.  It has been a nightmare for months.  All the tv and radio ads, flyers, etc.  It is out of control when you live in one of the few states that actually matters (to determine the election).  One day last week, I literally had in my mailbox, 6 flyers from Romney and 5 from Obama.  In the same day.  I received 7 Romney flyers in one day a few weeks back and the very next day had 6 from Obama.  Last week I received what I thought was a magazine, but it was like a 10 page color and nicely put together booklet from Obama.  The amount of money spent just to mail and produce that stuff is obscene and could probably feed all of the homeless in the U.S. for a year.

  Sadly, you don't have to live in a state that "matters" to get inundated, just near one. NH gets the Boston stations, we get the non-stop ads. (although we "earned" the Brown/Warren ads ourselves)

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2012, 12:59:23 PM »
I live in Ohio.  It has been a nightmare for months.  All the tv and radio ads, flyers, etc.  It is out of control when you live in one of the few states that actually matters (to determine the election).  One day last week, I literally had in my mailbox, 6 flyers from Romney and 5 from Obama.  In the same day.  I received 7 Romney flyers in one day a few weeks back and the very next day had 6 from Obama.  Last week I received what I thought was a magazine, but it was like a 10 page color and nicely put together booklet from Obama.  The amount of money spent just to mail and produce that stuff is obscene and could probably feed all of the homeless in the U.S. for a year.

Wow. I imagine it also depends on where in Ohio you live. As I understand it, some areas are clearly "red" or "blue", so there isn't as much focus there as in other areas.

At this stage it's less about "convince you to vote for me" and more about "motivate you to get your lazy butt to the polls to vote for me".  So the heavy red/blue areas may actually be getting more attention.

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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2012, 01:08:20 PM »
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 01:34:16 PM »
Cannot wait for this election to be over.

Done with all the political crap clogging my news feeds on FB & Twitter. 

Makes rational people say irrational & outragoeus things.  Politics really does bring out the ugly & worst in some people.


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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 01:40:15 PM »
If Obama wins, I expect the right-wingers to double down on their Obama derangement syndrome and do much more whining than they have in the past four years.
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2012, 01:59:18 PM »
I live in Ohio.  It has been a nightmare for months.  All the tv and radio ads, flyers, etc.  It is out of control when you live in one of the few states that actually matters (to determine the election).  One day last week, I literally had in my mailbox, 6 flyers from Romney and 5 from Obama.  In the same day.  I received 7 Romney flyers in one day a few weeks back and the very next day had 6 from Obama.  Last week I received what I thought was a magazine, but it was like a 10 page color and nicely put together booklet from Obama.  The amount of money spent just to mail and produce that stuff is obscene and could probably feed all of the homeless in the U.S. for a year.

Wow. I imagine it also depends on where in Ohio you live. As I understand it, some areas are clearly "red" or "blue", so there isn't as much focus there as in other areas.

At this stage it's less about "convince you to vote for me" and more about "motivate you to get your lazy butt to the polls to vote for me".  So the heavy red/blue areas may actually be getting more attention.

Yes, good point. I thought about this after I posted.
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2012, 02:06:09 PM »
If Obama wins, I expect the right-wingers to double down on their Obama derangement syndrome and do much more whining than they have in the past four years.
Maybe people but not those in office.

I get the feeling that if Obama wins the Republicans in Congress are going to become much more willing to work towards compromise and start getting things moving again through Congress. The hard line stance to make sure Obama accomplishes nothing and isn't re-elected won't be necessary and their own jobs might be on the line if they continue with an attitude of not wanting to work with Democrats.

Heck, with an Obama win, the whole Republican Party might be looking at major change to ensure they can relate to more moderate and independent voters. A step away from the hard right stances, platforms, leadership and Presidential candidates could be in the future over the next four years, if Romney loses.
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Re: One day to go in the 2012 election cycle...
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2012, 02:07:36 PM »
Cannot wait for this election to be over.

Done with all the political crap clogging my news feeds on FB & Twitter. 

Makes rational people say irrational & outragoeus things.  Politics really does bring out the ugly & worst in some people.
Oh come on Dons. I say ugly, irrational and outrageous things all the time. It has nothing to do with politics. ;) :D ;D
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