PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts


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  3. In other words, the name could have been “Ferderico Bocifitania” and the anti-Hillary needle wouldn’t have much budged.

    I agree that the numbers only represent the baseline GOP vote, but I wonder if it would make a difference if the candidate was named “Abdullah Al Mohammed”. And I wonder too about the obviously Hispanic sounding name you suggest. The GOP base might not be too keen on electing someone who sounds like one those “dang Foreigners from other nations” (to quote Jeff Foxworthy).

    It wouldn’t make Hillary’s numbers go up, but might make that imaginary candidate’s numbers go down. Just a thought, and definitely not a defense of Paul’s numbers, btw.

    Comment by Jan — Tuesday, October 30, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

  4. Obviously, I was facetious with the name. And yes, name does matter, and an obviously ethnic name would have an effect on some voters.

    Still, the point being, a name sans meaning is still going to get in the 30s in such a poll.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Tuesday, October 30, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

  5. The issue becomes more clearly in focus with the question: Do you want MORE of LESS government?

    Hillary offers more; at a price and Ron Paul offers less at a greater price reduction.

    They are the two “contrasting” candidates.

    You do it: Big Brother does it for you: Choose.

    It’s a critical choice. Both candidates have stated their position clearly.

    One BIG difference: Who would you want to go to war with?

    Who will put USA in the best shape to defend itself?

    Check the “Integrity Meter”. It makes the answer easy.

    Comment by John Sholly — Wednesday, October 31, 2007 @ 5:50 am

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