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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Re: Notes on American Democracy

posted by on October 23 at 12:35 PM

Mudede’s post makes me think of one of Hillary Clinton’s applause lines at her speech at Benaroya last night: Her discussion of the “trapdoor” many Americans feel like they’re standing on.

The “trapdoor” is one of the big metaphors that the Clinton campaign has been trying out lately, and in my opinion it’s an attempt to sweep in populists and anti-poverty activists who might otherwise gravitate toward John Edwards. Here’s Clinton’s new ad, “trapdoor”:

Another big metaphor that the Clinton camp has been pushing is invisibility—the way some Americans feel like they’re invisible to the Bush administration (or, as Mudede puts it, that the woman he heard on the radio “does not live in a democracy, she is uncounted.”) Here’s Clinton’s ad, “Invisible”:

Clinton knows the power of a good metaphor tied to a campaign commercial and repeated over and over. She dropped “invisible” and “trapdoor” into her speech repeatedly last night, and each time it drew a strong reaction from the crowd.

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Just because you're gay, you don't have to lick up her lying hyperbole. Vote GOP in '08!

Posted by Proud Gay Republican | October 23, 2007 2:00 PM

And, yet, not much about Iraq.


Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2007 2:04 PM

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