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Response to Shemp Howard (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 11:12 AM

67. It doesn't necessarily make them stupid; aversion to both candidates lowered the prioritization

of digging in (particularly in the face of a struggling lifestyle). The media wasn't serving up meaningful differentiation on issues! So it was a little of who do you like/dislike more, and a little of what's in it for me?

IMO this is why we lost those states, as well, and had a better chance there with Sanders, who was forcing more attention onto issues, and specifically the bread and butter issues that matter to those voters. He had consistently high trust ratings, as well... but water under the bridge! Just my view that deeming them racist and/or stupid seems reductivist to me.

I hope you come back soon!

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