Centrist Dem holds sizable lead in the polls over batshit-crazy repuke. Then things begin to tighten, and on Black Tuesday, everything falls apart.
Is it something wrong with the polls themselves? If, as has been suggested, they undersample cell phone users, that would imply that they undersample millennials, who favor Dems. Or could it be something more sinister?
In 1990, Doug Wilder had a comfortable ten-point lead over his repuke opponent even in exit polls. Then the returns started coming in. He eked out a win by 5,000 measly votes. What happened?!
Well, as you may recall, Wilder is African American. It would appear that a sizable number of people voted for the repuke just because he was white, and were so ashamed of what they had done that they lied to the exit pollsters.
Fast-forward to the present day. While there was no overt racial angle in either GA06 or the horror of last November, the polls blew them both the same way. Can it be that voting repuke has (finally!) in and of itself become something to be ashamed of? If so, why do people still do it, and how do we get them to stop?
There is at least one Democrat who has a jobs platform: yours truly. Most of the swing states, especially in the Rust Belt, have outstanding public universities. The breakthroughs they make should translate into jobs in their states. This process is called "technology transfer". Also, every county in the U.S. (okay, maybe not New York County, which is just Manhattan ) has an extension agent who is in charge of developing its agriculture. Why on Earth do we not have the same thing for industry?! Someone who knows the local workforce, infrastructure, etc. and can figure out what businesses could be attracted there.
Thank you. I have half a mind to rent Paul Wellstone's old bus and go barnstorming through Iowa and New Hampshire with this.
Call me old-fashioned, but "We're not fascists" is a good enough message for me. Then again, what do I know? I can't get a neurotypical (non-Autistic) person to give me a goddamn job, let alone tell one how to vote!
I have heard (admittedly from someone at Lyft ) that Uber is dumping its service, that is, selling it below cost like the Chinese used to do with steel in order to drive out competitors, in this case Lyft.
I have no idea what happened to your post , but I do know that this tiny little site needs all the voices it can get if it is ever to amount to anything, especially with trumad busy with work. Now that I've abandoned JPR at your suggestion, this is all I've got.
No, someone needs to pay for it. At the moment, that cannot be me, although I did have a promising interview this afternoon. Try to imagine a world in which MSNBC was a pay channel like HBO or Showtime, and us peons were left with CNN and Fux.
I was thinking more about poor people in cities, and people like myself who were not always poor. And maybe if poor people in Appalachia read more and watched Fux less, WV wouldn't have flipped from solid Dem to solid repuke.
Sites like yours don't really have the paywall option. Most would disappear overnight if they tried it. And there is a finite amount of ad dollars out there, split up between TV, radio, print and online media. So where does the money come from? Restricting access to information for poor people is how we ended up in electoral hell last fall.