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Imagine Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton sitting in a room together, listening to a pollster describing the mythical undecided voter, saying: She’s forty-six years old. She grew up on a farm or in a working class neighborhood. She’s a working mother now with two children, living in the suburbs. She’s pro-choice. And she’s sitting in the pew in church every Sunday. 
Obama nods slowly. Mitt Romney scratches his head. And Clinton grins and says, Yeah, I know that girl. I went to high school with a girl like her.
That’s a long way of saying when it comes to undecided voters Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are talking to a concept they heard from a pollster – while Bill Clinton is talking to a woman he’s met and known.
For example, when the archetypical suburban working mother sees Romney’s new ad about China’s currency manipulation she may think, At last, he’s talking about an issue I care about – but, then again, she may also furrow her brow and sigh, Why on earth is he talking about the Yuan?



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3 comments on “On Her Wavelength

  1. clarence swinney says:



    Max Baucus—Chair Senate Finance Comm—70% poll for Public option–
    Bill hit his comm— first act—removed public option for debate
    shocked me—I trusted him. Zap. Report=he had $1,900,00 in his campaign kitty from health care industry..

    The millions spent by thousands of Lobbyists expect favors. Buy them.

    We need a Washington revolution and kick all out

    Obama lost me with Gay Marriage. Totally disgusted. I am in a position I trust no one in Washington. I know few are very good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS ANYONE

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OUT OF GOVERNMENT—— QUICK

    NYT had superb article on Wall Street employees going into many many many government jobs in Congress and White House

    They left for a much lower paying job.
    Conclusion—Wall Street biggies are placing them in positions to make decisions for Wall Street.
    Pay under table or? Many have done this. Worked in Wash for few years then back to Wall street into a higher paying job

    This is sad sad. RULES MUST CHANGE

    NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN WASHINGTON

    NYT had article on Interconnectivity between Board Of Directors in WSA firms
    You vote for my pay+pension I vote for yours

    5 big banks own 50% of deposits in 7000 banks and 10 own 80%

    Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

    County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs
    WASHINGTON SOLUTIONS (Congress + White House)
    Requires overturning Corp is a person
    1. fed fund election—6 mos-3 primary 3 general—free equal tv time—debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates NO $$ =O
    2. Since they will not need campaign funds Ban them from receiving anything of a financial value this closes K St.
    3. Progressive Flat Tax by group—We have the income to pay our way-do it
    We rank #2 as lowest taxed in OECD nations. We have an income of $14,00 billion yet tax

  2. clarence swinney says:

    Republicans are so busy courting their ideological base that they don’t seem to realize that they are doing Obama a huge political favor. If the American Jobs Act would have moved forward and eventually passed, the discussion would have been about the effectiveness of Obama’s jobs bill. The 2012 election might have been a referendum on the American Jobs Act.
    Instead, Republicans have opened the door for Obama to campaign on the question of who wants to and can create jobs. Since none of the Republican presidential candidates have an actual jobs plan, Obama can campaign against both congressional Republicans and the 2012 GOP nominee at the same time.
    Obama’s message that the wealthy and corporations need to pay their fair share, and that we need to create jobs is resonating well with the country.
    The path to a second Obama term is clear. The president must defy conventional wisdom and campaign on the economy. He has to define himself as the only candidate who is willing to create jobs, protect entitlements, and make the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share. Obama remains personally popular. The American people support his positions on jobs and taxes.
    Obama must drive the message home, and convince voters to toss the obstructionist Republicans out of office, and give him a Congress that is ready to put the American people back to

  3. clarence swinney says:

    Are the people finally awakening to the damage done by corporations from shipping our jobs to low wage countries like China and India? It has hurt state budgets.
    It has decimated our local apparel and textile 6000 jobs in 45,000 city.
    In the last ten years 2001-2011 We lost 58,000 factories.
    Each time a plant closes, it reduces revenue going to the city, state and causes deficits.
    The Alliance for American Manufacturing states the U.S. Lost at least $254 Billion in manufacturing wages in the past decade due to the loss of 5.5 million manufacturing jobs. Ending China’s currency manipulation would create more than 1 million jobs, Add to economic growth, And reduce the budget deficit by $500 billion over the next six years

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