I've just started to look over this thread I started. Here are some responses.
From Saxy: "Most locals can identify with a man who talks like them; with a man who doens't coat his language with slick pre-fabricated speeches meant to appease and to sedate the general public."
Both candidates have their speech writers and acting coaches. Pre-fab is all you get, aside from a few spontaneous comments during the debates. The George Bush of 2000-03 definitely favored the rich in all he did. Yet the pre-fab Bush of 2004 is appealing to one and all as their protector. That's politics. If elected we will see a continuation of Bush 2000-03 with no concern for the voters unless he can get the 2-term limit lifted. If you like the Bush of the first 3 years, vote for him. The 2004 Bush is fiction.
From Eaphil: "Nailed me. Delta of Mississippi (no urban pocket of rationality here). Attend a Southern Baptist church (really bad -- twice on Sunday). Can some rational, right-thinking soul rescue me from my closed-mind, closed-heart hypocrisy?:
Personally, I always thought you were the exception, that one-person pocket. If any other members of your congregation are rational as well, please let us know, so we can credit them also.
To be continued
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