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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Social Issues Are Used by Both Parties as Distractions


By: Carl Wicklander
A year in which the economy stagnated was also the year of Sandra Fluke, contraceptive mandates, gay marriage, and the Chicken Wars. And ironically enough, it may not be the economy, Stupid, that decides the election. It may just be whose base of supporters are more energized by their particular issues.

Like Bush in 2004, Obama in 2012 doesn't have a range of popular accomplishments on which to run, so he is counting on rallying his base and hoping enough undecided voters are more afraid of the other side than theirs. 

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