Thank you for sharing your rationale with this hostile crowd. I appreciate the dialog although I am, like many here, fervently anti-Lieberman. I hope the reaction you've had doesn't discourage you from participating in future dialogs.
I was telling a friend this weekend that one of the reasons I'm happy Air America exists - and why I'm not terribly concerned that their facts are right - is the dittoheads. I think a fair fraction of them aren't particularly bound to Rush by ideology, but rather by a fondness for overblown rhetoric. And if Air America can reach those people with left-leaning vitriol and outrage, it's all to the good.
I don't think they vote much, or contribute, actually, don't think they do much beyond bumper stickers, so it probably doesn't matter much in the big picture. I certainly don't think we should be changing our policies, programs, or values to bring them into the fold. But I'd rather have them ranting and railing on our side.
Thank you, Representative Slaughter. Thank you for standing up to the Republican slime machine; thank you for what you are doing for our country. More of our public servants should look to your shining example.
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Funny you would say that. I'm all for his messages - Two Americas was a great one - but it's his (lack of) skill in presenting them that left me cold, specifically in the debate. I expected a trial lawyer to be much better at making arguments and poking holes (no, not with daggers) in the opposition. He let lots of lies fly right past him without so much as an objection.
I agree that VP debates are meaningless - insofar as their effect on the election outcome. But as a measure of the communication skills of the participant, I think they're perfectly legit.
The closest look I got at Edwards was in the VP debate in 2004. I really thought he embarrassed himself there; I was very happy he was second on the ticket (well, I was happy he wasn't first). I just don't think he's got the chops.
Good, but I fear the statement, "I won't just tweak our broken system - I'll shut it down." is a dangerous one. We don't need to shut down the system - the Republicans have done more than enough of that. We need to FIX it. I know you know this, and I know that's what your ad is trying to say, but it could be misconstrued.