Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paul Ryan's Response, Pt 2: Evidence

Here's the problem with using an ideological message rather than a specific one: Independents aren't overly in love with the abstract notion of free capitalism.  Watch this dial-group video of Paul Ryan's speech...



While Ryan does pretty well, you see in this particular segment that Democrats unsurprisingly trail off when he talks about lower taxes, and more importantly, Independents start to fade when he asserts that the American system has done "more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed".  The marginal independent voter moves parallel to the marginal Democrat voter on ideological assertions about capitalism.

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