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8 days ago.
by mythravere
harryanderson
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Retail politics decline a good thing?

Sandhya Somashekhar has an article in today’s Washington Post about the general decline of hand-shaking retail politics. That story’s lead says, “Congressional hopefuls from California to Delaware are shunning the traditional trappings of campaigns, avoiding public events, debates and other venues where they can't control the action.” Today’s politicians rely on targeted direct-mail advertising and electronic media. It occurs to me that only skilled public relations people like actors may have a shot at being elected in the future. We’ve already seen entertainment figures with little problem-solving experience, like Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzeneggar, move easily into elected office. This trend probably reflects our move away from face-to-face communication and toward electronically-mediated communication. Is this good or bad? Why?

 
 

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mythravere

The problem doesn't lie with me not voting but rather with those that do and do so stupidly.

Posted 8 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yes , the brainwashing of America ! More solyant green for the low IQ republiduds !

Posted 8 days ago.

Stillhere

You don't vote

Posted 8 days ago.

mythravere

In regards to the topic my vote is that its a bad thing. Tremendously bad to be honest. That kind of thing opens us up to being "fed" someone who says one thing and does another.

Rather like Obama.

We will stop seeing candidates and start seeing products being pitched to us.

Posted 8 days ago.

Stillhere

His memory must be fading, I recall them being rather chummy despite Lillys vulgar posts about DUNG eating etc. Funny how Harry could always look past that .

Posted 8 days ago.

harry said this:

"I think you've confused me with someone else, and I don't know what you mean by "the Lily days." "

LOL He does not remember Lily.

Posted 9 days ago.

Look on page 13 for another thread started by harry, and Dick Cheney,aka lily replied.

now I know harry is a democrat. Obama, et al, can be shown a tape where he said something, and he says he did not say it. Beam me up, Scottie.

Posted 9 days ago.

What is this, harry? Dick Cheney,aka Lily, replied to it.They have removed her posts, but it still has her name there.

Amnesia, harry?

Posted 9 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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