Obama sinks or swims on new voters - Phil's Rambling Rants — LiveJournal
Obama sinks or swims on new voters|
|Date:||September 1st, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)|| |
I believe that there are people rigging our elections, but they can only rig them so far. Undeniably in 2000 in Florida, and possibly in Ohio in 2004, they changed the outcome of the Presidential race. But their manipulation only changed the vote totals by a very small fraction; it mattered because the vote was close.
The lesson I take from it is not that we should give up because it's rigged; it's that we have to be sure that we not only win, but win by enough to overwhelm their rigging ability.
The way the corporate media have been corrupted into a propaganda machine is a much more powerful force in influencing elections and more of a source of despair to me. Obama wouldn't need the new voters I'm talking about to win overwhelmingly if the mainstream media were covering the fact that McCain is a hypocrite who'll say whatever it takes to fool the people.