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Response to auntpurl (Reply #82)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:10 AM

93. This is it exactly

You have some folks who really really do like Hillary and her policies (maybe not 100% but enough to not throw the baby out with the bathwater, and they look at her time under a President, who many sacrificed their time and even pay, to support in 2 elections).

You have some who really like Bill (and by association Hillary) due to the rarely discussed but inherently unique "cultural" relationship that southern blacks and southern whites have between each other that is not really seen between northern whites/blacks. I.e., there are regional issues that come into play for the decision. Bill has played this up to the hilt, which is what politicians do. Some of the "other side of his coin" (the backhand slap while smiling in your face) garners a level of deciding whether such is important enough to impact a long-term goal. This may seem frivolous but it is part and parcel of the attempts at forming a "cultural" tie-in -



It is something that the Obama family have CONTINUALLY done - "touch base" with "the community" - notably things like this -



You have some who are looking for the person they best feel can get into the office and pragmatically advance "as much", but never "all", of what they would like done, based on all the feedback that they hear around them... and with "holding feet to fire".

And you have some who are dedicated members of the party who will come out and vote in every election, even as a centenarian, for whoever is at the top of the ticket of their party, no matter what their policy.

In essence, each individual has a reason and for those who do actually choose to exercise their vote, they decide the "risk/benefit" of their choice.

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