Monday, January 7, 2013

Right needs to learn how to reach "clueless, unprincipled" voters

Dumb down the message

From BernieGoldberg.com, columnist John Daley, "Why It’s Time For Conservatives To Use Pop-Culture Messaging": BernieGoldberg.com:
So, as much as many of us mocked the president for weaseling out of situations where he would be challenged, it’s hard to deny that the strategy paid off for him. And really, it shouldn’t have been that much of a surprise. Celebrities have always transcended politics.

People like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, and Al Franken had no previous political experience prior to winning top offices in state-wide elections. In Schwarzenegger’s case, he was able to win as a Republican in one of the country’s most liberal states – not because of anything he said or did on the campaign trail, but because he was The Terminator. There was recently a lot of buzz behind the idea of actor Ben Affleck running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, merely because in recent interviews, he’s demonstrated a level of political knowledge equal to that of the average basement blogger.

There is unearned yet immense power that comes with being a pop-culture figure. Being a celebrity is a tremendous advantage when it comes to connecting with the public. People are always more instinctively inclined to throw their support behind someone whose work they recognize and enjoy...
Continuing:
With an American public that is unengaged now more then ever when it comes to real, serious issues that affect their lives and their futures, conservatives can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines when it comes to environments that make them uncomfortable.

Conservatives need to find ways to embrace this area of the media, navigate it, and funnel their message down to the public through the mechanism of entertainment... It’s the clueless, unprincipled vote that conservatives can no longer afford to concede to the Democratic party when it comes to elections. These people are sway-able, and they’re prime for a wake-up call. Dumbing down the conservative message through the pop-culture world may just be the way of doing it. If commonsense conservatism is given a mainstream makeover, and starts shedding its curmudgeonly stigma, the tide may begin to shift when it comes to close elections.
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10 comments:

Gary said...

I would take Jesse Ventura as my governor any day of the week.

This "low information" voter stuff is all Bullshit. The moochers and looters of society know exactly who they are voting for.

Eric Dondero said...

No, I disagree with you on this Gary. I know some of these low information voters. They really are that stupid. It's all about who's "cool."

The Right Guy said...

And this is coming from someone that supports that kind of thing.

Jemas said...

Come on guys, you have to know it's not possible to dumb down your message any further. You've already got some of the dumbest ideas in modern American politics. If you made them any dumber, they'd just be monosyllabic grunting.

James
Queens, New York, NY

Chuck said...

Name one, Jeepers, you gutless turd.

Erich Domdero said...

Cutting taxes raises revenue.

Dumbest idea ever.

Chuck said...

It works every time it's done.

You vermin are fucking retarded.

Erich Domdero said...
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Chuck said...

The data is a matter of public record, shitbrick. Reality is your enemy. You people truly are the scum of this earth.

If I was a loaf of subhuman dogshit like you, I'd use a fake name too.

Now get that dick back in your mouth and get to work, scumbag.

Erich Domdero said...

I'm totally surprised that your response contained childish name calling and no actual facts to back up your laughable argument.