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#1 Not to dispute Mr. Judge's sited trends, but I suspect as many here, I firmly believe "jobs, energy, and immigration" are still quite relevant. Perhaps a more valid explanation for the recent distancing of these topics might be Obama's absolutely dismal record in these key areas over the past three years. His record will not permit an intelligent engagement in the "traditional" election arguments and topics. That leaves Obama with the typically leftest themes of class warfare wealth redistribution, hate mongering, and division as discussion points. I am certain he feels considerably more at home with these anyway.
I believe candidate Romney can prevail if he sticks to the so-called traditional election arguments as he did last evening in his New Hampshire victory speech.
As an aside, wasn't Mrs. Romney's introduction last evening splendid? Imagine the current First Lady attempting such a performance.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-25 03:03||
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Posted by Goober the Tiny7006 2012-04-25 07:53||
#3 the i was a slip.
I sinktrapped your above post because you are entirely too fond of abnormal anal sex imagery. Please find another way to express those feelings, as this is a family site.
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Posted by Shaiting Cretch5122 2012-04-25 07:54||
#4 Wealth distribution is in reality wealth destruction.
It works, once. But at terrible cost.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-25 08:05||
#5 Manufacturing has declined (gone to China)--much to dismay of most of us. We haven't had an energy policy since the Department of Energy was established. Siting requirements for new power plants are lengthy. EPA has regulated cheap energy out of existence. Ditto a policy on illegal immigration (cheap labor). Neither party wants to do anything about it--especially in an election year.
However, people out in fly over land are paying $4-$5 per gallon of gasoline. That price is reflected in the price of everything else we buy. Green energy doesn't get us where we want to be. Jobs (manufacturing as well as other jobs) are an issue with people since the real unemployment rate
is around 17-18%. Illegal immigration is an issue because Americans are paying for health care and social services they may use while here.
I think Clark Judge is out of touch. While part of what he says is true, the issues he points out of extreme importance to Americans.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-04-25 10:50||
#6 I didn't read him to say that these weren't important to many voters. Rather I read him to say that there are major structural changes happening that will reduce their impact/urgency over the next few years.
If he's right, then our response should address how to manage the shift rather than how to push back against trends that are (mistakenly) considered to be one-way.
Posted by lotp 2012-04-25 14:20||
#7 Manufacturing has declined (gone to China)--much to dismay of most of us.
Most of us who never had to do those dirty, repetitive, mindless jobs. The problem is we have no jobs for those who have been mis-educated by our public schools to do nothing more than be factory cogs in dirty, repetitive, mindless jobs. Maybe the problem is with the education system, because the Chinese won't be doing them in a generation because most of them will be fully automated by then.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-04-25 14:37||
#8 "Goober the Tiny"
Well, we certainly know tiny what, don't we?
Posted by Barbara 2012-04-25 16:39||
#9 Well, we certainly know tiny what, don't we?
Obama's historic achievements?
I'll take Sarcasm for 400 Alex.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-04-25 21:07||