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  1. Oct 18, 2004 #1
    Attack ads give an extreme example of emphasizing the negative to deny the positive in political campaigns. Debates and stump speeches are exceedingly ad hominem - as opposed to pro hominem - trying to put the opponent on the defensive.

    Issues by their very nature are controversial - what positive event compares to the bellwether of 9/11? We are voters by habit first, and then by elimination of perceived threats - i. e., those who vote tend to reject imposition upon their worldview, real or imagined. 2004 is a year of such threats.

    Under what circumstances do you find yourself voting more often against than for?
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