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  • And that attitude is why I will not vote for Kerry.
    • I do quarrel with logic that says, "Stupid people are associated with X, therefore X is stupid." Stupid people are associated with everything.
      --Larry Wall
      • I'm not zaotoichi and I only speak for myself, but I don't think it's stupid.

        I think it's poisonous.

        I don't really want to associate with the kind of people whose entire raison d'etre seems to be "we aren't _______". That goes for Python fanatics, BSD license zealots, PostgreSQL freaks, and, at least in this election cycle, the "anyone but Bush" folks.

        That's not to say that I despise Python, BSD, Postgres, and everyone who prefers someone other than the sitting president. It's just that all four gro

        • "Anyone but Bush" has been fading recently. Nowadays the Bush campaign are the ones more likely to be using the "we aren't ____" argument. The Bush website lately has far more pictures of Kerry on the front page than of Bush, while Bush photos are rare on the Kerry front page.
          • by pudge (1) on 2004.08.21 0:19 (#33582) Homepage Journal
            Yes, and it is a good strategy. They've been at it for months. Basically, there are three kinds of voter: those who are for candidate A, those who are for candidate B, and those who are undecided. The first two don't matter. As to the latter group, they already know Bush, and there's frankly little Bush can say good about himself to convince them he is the best candidate. He needs to convince them that Kerry is worse, and he's doing a pretty good job of it.