Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Re: Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Post by Dave2 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:02 am

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philip964 wrote:Speaking of ads has anyone noticed the similarity between the recent Dewhurst ads about Cruz and the recent Obama ads about Romney.
I'm sick of the attack ads in both directions. I'm tired of hearing about a lawsuit over an American company that moved manufacturing to China and Cruz wasn't a political prisoner in Cuba, his father allegedly was! That would be like me trying to take credit for my father fighting on Guadalcanal.

At my age and with my political/legislative experience, I'm not surprised at this type of campaigning, but I'm certainly insulted that candidates feel comfortable treating their constituents like village idiots.

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I agree Charles. Just onece I would like to see a campaign run based on the issues at hand instead of bashing the opposition. Can't anyone run a clean campaign anymore?
And I would like to see more votes cast in the election of a US President than an American Idol. As long as people are more interested in skeletons than issues, we'll be stuck with attack ads.
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Re: Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Post by TacShot » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:15 am

I was taken to the woodshed, and rightly so, for an emotional attack on Dewhurst in another post. There I learned Dewhurst has made significant behind the scene efforts on behalf of gun rights in Texas. I respect that and need him as the Lieutenant Governor, where he can continue to work on our goals. To me, a Cruz victory is a win/win for us. We gain Cruz and do not lose Dewhurst.
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Re: Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Post by tomneal » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:49 am

I am STILL a single issue voter. "2nd Amendment" for those of you that can't guess.

I can't see any difference between them.
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Post by 74novaman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:54 am

TacShot wrote: To me, a Cruz victory is a win/win for us. We gain Cruz and do not lose Dewhurst.
Agreed.
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Re: Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Post by koolaid » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:56 am

RPBrown wrote: I agree Charles. Just onece I would like to see a campaign run based on the issues at hand instead of bashing the opposition. Can't anyone run a clean campaign anymore?
It is more effcient to reduce turnout for your opponent, especially if you already have the name recognition, than it is to drive up turnout for yourself.

In low turnout elections, like a run-off, this effect is only amplified.

It is also hard to make nuanced and detailed political platform statements in a 30 second ad or a banner ad. Lengthy policy statements also lend themselves to being chopped up and taken out of context by your opponent, something that has been happening a lot lately.
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Re: Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Post by OldCannon » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:26 pm

To be honest, and I know there's plenty that would disagree with me, I wouldn't mind seeing Dewhurst step into the Perry's Gov slot and we get a young Lt Gov in place. Those of you that understand the Texas constitution know that the Lt Gov's role is MUCH more powerful than the Gov's.
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Post by pbwalker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:11 pm

OldCannon wrote:To be honest, and I know there's plenty that would disagree with me, I wouldn't mind seeing Dewhurst step into the Perry's Gov slot and we get a young Lt Gov in place. Those of you that understand the Texas constitution know that the Lt Gov's role is MUCH more powerful than the Gov's.
I can handle Dewhurst as the Governor if, and only if, Greg Abbott is the Lt Gov.

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Re: Dewhurst/Cruz Debate

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Post by Purplehood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:16 pm

RPBrown wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
philip964 wrote:Speaking of ads has anyone noticed the similarity between the recent Dewhurst ads about Cruz and the recent Obama ads about Romney.
I'm sick of the attack ads in both directions. I'm tired of hearing about a lawsuit over an American company that moved manufacturing to China and Cruz wasn't a political prisoner in Cuba, his father allegedly was! That would be like me trying to take credit for my father fighting on Guadalcanal.

At my age and with my political/legislative experience, I'm not surprised at this type of campaigning, but I'm certainly insulted that candidates feel comfortable treating their constituents like village idiots.

Chas.
I agree Charles. Just onece I would like to see a campaign run based on the issues at hand instead of bashing the opposition. Can't anyone run a clean campaign anymore?
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