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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

ScienceSquid Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:34 AM
You don't have to promise to give away goodies to "Care about people like me." Obama gave the Hispanics nothing that they wanted, they told him so on Univision and on the radio, yet they voted for him in droves. You just have to reach people and you have to effectively counter a nasty, mendacious portrayal by the Left. It also helps if you nominate a candidate that actually can appeal to minorities on a personal, if even superficial level. The av. American only spends about 3 hours following the pres. campaign. Be smart about who you support for nominee and how you 'market' that person.
johnm h Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:46 AM
All true, but it has to begin with grass roots and outreach to the educable youth and minorities at the state level. Marketing campaigns aren't enough just in election years, they control the media and most folks don't read nor care about these matters.

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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