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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:14 AM

The Lincoln Project Probably Did Help the Democrats

I know a lot of people have been bashing the Lincoln project because Trump still had a very high turnout. However, if you look at the races county by county as the final votes come in, Biden made solid gains in a lot of urban and suburban areas. So while rural areas remained hardcore MAGA, it's likely that a good number of moderate Republicans who don't live in super Republican counties abandoned Trump this cycle.

Hopefully Democrats can figure out how to convert rural voters next cycle, but all is not lost. I suspect that a solid ground game and rallies may be a stronger motivator in terms of voting rather than political ads in those areas.

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qdouble Nov 2020 OP
C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #1
Under The Radar Nov 2020 #4
MaryMagdaline Nov 2020 #2
TwilightZone Nov 2020 #3
qdouble Nov 2020 #7
sheshe2 Nov 2020 #5
awesomerwb1 Nov 2020 #6
JI7 Nov 2020 #8
Bayard Nov 2020 #9
PirateRo Nov 2020 #10
Thekaspervote Nov 2020 #11

Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:19 AM

1. Nothing but admiration and thanks for the Lincoln Project.

They are amazing.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:23 AM

4. +1

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:22 AM

2. They played bad guy to Joe's good guy. They helped

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:22 AM

3. I think there's no doubt they helped.

Some of their ads were the most watched and shared of the election cycle. I have no doubt at all that they helped.

It's not their fault - or ours - that 70 million people are idiots. We have to work around them, as we did this cycle.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:26 AM

7. Exactly

Just because Trump was able to motivate high turnouts in areas that are often openly racist and hateful doesn't mean the Lincoln Project didn't appeal to moderates. They may have also motivated some democrats who didn't vote last time to vote this time, so that's good for us still.

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:25 AM

5. Agree.

K&R

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:25 AM

6. Sure it helped a little but

I'm glad they're on our side.

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:27 AM

8. The way they helped the most was in being the ones who did the most Negative attacks on Trump

and being able to get away with it because they are/were Republicans.

This allowed Biden to focus more on a positive campaign. And democrats get hurt more by being negative in any way than Republicans so this was important.

they went after Trump's shitty kids also . Remember how BIden tried to stay away from that even though they were going after Hunter .

The LP helped fill that role . So we were still able to go after Trump's kids without Biden being hurt if he did it himself.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:34 AM

9. Exactly this!

Glad they were on our side this time. Smart and effective. They definitely provided food for thought.


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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:37 AM

10. The Lincoln Project helpthe the country and the planet

They reminded us of the decency we havenít seen in four years is as important as ever.

The Democratic Party were merely beneficiaries.

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 01:37 AM

11. Agree! There was a scathing article by esquire saying they didn't add 10 votes to dem totals

Only read part of it. My take away was if thatís the case, then most adverts of that nature do nothing.



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