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Response to ritapria (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:55 AM

5. A somewhat pointless argument


Rachel argues and I think correctly that in a highly tribal era both sides have 45% no matter what. She has also argued that one sides enthusiasm is matched by the other. So if Trump gets his base going then the democrats get their base going. We saw this in 2018.

We also see the "Moderates" using 2018 to point out that this dynamic did not tip in favor of the "Progressives". While this is true it was not quite the whole story, as it was those types of candidates that were running in those districts we won.

The trick is not new voters as the race will push that in opposition to Trump anyway and they are not enough to bring us the Senate as they just aren't where we need them.

This race is not one against or for the message, it is all about the messenger. By November the message will be so distorted that that 10% where the election really hinges will have no idea of what is best.
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