Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Politics of Fear

"Vote for Democrats, and they'll take your flag away."

And Cheryl Nelson's son had some choice, unprintable, threatening words for Simon when he made them move from in front of our signs at 366/13.

What they don't seem to understand is how this behavior will radicalize their opposition. People who have been cross-voters won't be doing much of that anymore. And peaceful moderates will leave the fray, allowing real partisanship to thrive.

Bad idea in a small town.

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