OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 :::

"Lazy Voters"

While reading this item from Human Events (which I don't entirely agree with), I stumbled across this nugget, regarding Kilgore and the abortion question:

Kilgore’s refusal to take a stand was just plain awful, and probably kept some “lazy voters”—a term Kilgore’s campaign coined to describe non-voters in this off-year election—home instead of casting a vote for the Republican. It also didn’t help that Kilgore, when given a second chance to answer the question at a later debate, botched it again.

"Lazy voters."

I'd be willing to bet that some of those lazy voters would have gone to the polls with glee if the Kilgore campaign had given them a compelling reason to do so. That the campaign failed to do that begs the question: were the voters lazy, or was the campaign's messaging flaccid?

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 11/09/2005 0 comments


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