How Not to Convince Me

I saw two approaches to political persuasion today that I find particularly unpersuasive. This is besides the truth-limited ads that fail to persuade me every day.

1) Someone on Facebook posted a note that a particular claim was false. I should go to a particular website to learn the truth. The site? Her candidates web site. I don’t think so.

2) Romney supporters here in Pensacola are putting empty chairs in their yards. This is supposed to remind people of the “wonderful” speech by Clint Eastwood at the Republican convention. I happen to like Clint Eastwood (as an actor). The empty chair act moved my political position not at all. I fail to see any reason why this should be persuasive to anyone.

I suspect that if I listed everything I find unpersuasive, my list would include pretty much the entire political arsenal.


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