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February 03, 2011


This is really inspired, Brendan. Starcraft 2! Love it.

In fall of 1968, I attended a talk given by a political pollster named Sindlinger in Philadelphia. At the time, Nixon was leading McGovern by a huge margin. Sinlinger told us that McGovern still had a chance to win if he simply promised to give every group whatever they wanted. He told us, "The American voter is a selfish pig."

I think Sindlinger's aphorism may explain why No Labels has gone nowhere. We might prefer nicer communication, but our primary (selfish) goal would be something like higher government benefits, lower taxes, etc.

No Labels launched in December.. .we are just beginning to build the movement. What I don't understand , Mr. Nyhan, is why you seem to want No Labels to fail. No Labels stands for our politician s putting country before party. To treat the "other side" with respect instead of demonizing them. This should be traits we should celebrate and push forth, not to poke fun at. If we are to move forward as a country, it must be done together. The majority of Americans want our leaders to compromise and to end negative campaignin g. Our movement will take hold...you can either be part of the solution or continue to be part of the problem. I hope the former.

Also to compare political movements to a videogame? That makes no sense and only hurts your argument.

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