Curious how the candidates’ messages, coming across through their TV ads, are affecting different kinds of Massachusetts voters? This Daily Kos diary gives one example:
I wasn’t planning to vote in the primary two weeks ago. Now I am, for Deval Patrick.
It’s this simple: Patrick’s campaign is running advertisements in which Patrick touts progressive Democratic concerns. On the other hand, Gabrieli has been running ads that argue, “It shouldn’t matter whether an idea is Democratic or Republican, as long as it works.”
That clears things up well enough for me!
The plural of “anecdote” is not “data”, so I’m relying on my general knowledge to make the educated guess that this voter is representative of a large current in Democratic politics today: People who want “real Democrats” who are boldly unafraid to state their positions; who are fed up with what sounds like mushiness or tacking to the center.
To these people, the message from the latest rounds of Gabrieli and Patrick ads may indeed be that: Patrick is the bold Democrat, Gabrieli is the one using the Kerry 2004 method.
Read the rest of the post, and recommend!