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Friday, November 26, 2004

It just dawned on me. . .

. . .while reading this article by Mike Rosen of Rocky Mountain News (hat tip Lucianne.com) what happened to Michael Moore's much-heralded youth vote turnout. When I reached this paragraph, it became clear:

"Thank you, Michael Moore. Your hysterical, childish antics attacking the president at the Academy Awards; your dishonest, paranoid, delusional, conspiracy-obsessed movie, Fahrenheit 9/11; your smug intrusion, mugging for the cameras at the Republican National Convention; your phony antidraft rallies on college campuses; and your general demeanor resonated only with already-committed lefties. As a caricature of yourself, you did more damage to your cause by rallying the opposition."

You see, it's a lot easier to prove to college kids that they're being lied to, nowadays. They've all got internet connections in their dorm rooms, and they blog, and they pass along information to one another. And, when it turns out that the person who's been courting them to show up at the polls has been lying to them, there's just not a hell of a lot of motivation to leave the dorm room on Election Day.

Wanna know what happened Mikey? They caught on.

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