Robert Winner


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Campaign teaming ... does it work

One of the things in politics that is catching on is "teaming" where two or three candidates join together and place all three names on one poster. This has the benefit of leveraging costs and voter outreach.

Is this just party grouping? Would it help you to make up your mind on how to vote? Does it confuse you? Does the one on top influence your vote for or against the others? Do you care?

Did grouping / teaming help in your area elections?

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    Dec 4 2012: Tragedy number 1 in America's political system is the many who do not vote. Number 2 is the number of those who vote based solely on how much they liked, or disliked, campaign posters and commercials. Number 3 is those who vote a straight party ticket. Numbers 2 and 3 share a common flaw: they are not based on factual knowledge of the candidate's history. Campaign Teaming is a vote-getting tactic which appeals to participants in problem #2 and does nothing more than contribute to the problem of political aspirants getting elected under false pretenses. That is my 2-cents (adjusted for contraction) worth. Thank you!
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      Dec 4 2012: I agree. The single poster is really a straight party ticket appeal to the voters. However, since it saves a bunch of money and many do this any way then it is working for them ... for less.

      I really thought that this election would be the one where the independents became into their own. I think they were recognized and sought after but not to the extent I had predicted.

      Elections are still the art of seduction.

      Thanks for the reply. Bob.
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    Gail .

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    Dec 4 2012: I've never heard of it occurring, but if a candidate that I was interested in became part of a political "gang" using that method, that person would lose my vote.
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      Dec 4 2012: I do not know if this constitutes a "political gang" although it may. I would think that it is more of a funding tactic that party members can do to leverage costs and to maximumize voter outreach. One sign instead of three is certainly cheaper.

      The person I was interested in still appears on the ballot individually .... so I vote for that person and not the others that I do not have a interest in.

      Thanks for the reply. Bob.