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Memo for: Team Romney - Subject: The Candidates and Talk Radio

TraderBill Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 7:12 AM
Hugh's observations are correct: the "nine" are extremely influential across the country, while there aren't "nine" or even "three" on the left in talk radio because, once their ideas are exposed to the light, they are seen for the thin veneer of propaganda they are, with no solid facts to support them (see recent interviews with DWS to get a sense of how the left thinks -- even CNN is getting a clue). None of the "nine" promote radical action. In fact, the opposite is true, as shown in Tea Party rallies: peaceful and friendly (and they always clean up after themselves). Most importantly, one never hears "hate" from them, as the left often charges. But, of course, "hate speech" to the left is any idea which does not agree with theirs.

This is a long memo, born of two decades of frustration with the Beltway sharpies who run campaigns and are clueless about talk radio. There is no hostility here, just frustration with the invincible ignorance of the consulting class that wouldn't know the difference between a Thursday afternoon drive show in Denver and a late night dollar-a-holler stick in Flat Plains, Nowhere.

By way of background, I began my talk radio career in 1990. In the 22 years since, I have covered six presidential races. Before that I watched two presidential races from within the Reagan Administration, and...

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