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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Does the middle determine who wins?

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Those on the right and the left hate hearing about the middle. Whether
we are talking about issues or candidates, it is inevitable the
question comes up. Who really determines the outcome of elections?
Many will say the middle does and we need to run moderate candidates.
But they often leave the grassroots without a candidate. I've worked
in numerous campaigns for conservatives and everyday Republicans. I've
seen the phone banks filled with young and old but I've never seen
them filled with moderates. From my conversations with our friends on
the left, the same can be said for Democrats. But with campaigns, the
grassroots is only one piece of the puzzle.

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