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July 13, 2008

Latest LA Times Poll: Six-Of-One, Half-A-Dozen-Of-The-Other


Catch this dangerous new meme driven home by this cleverly simple diptych hatched today by the LA Times.

Beyond any nuance in the article, the visual take-away is:  Obama and McCain, what’s the difference?

(Notice how the caption pushes the point even further, by the way, counteracting the fact one’s on the left and the other’s on the right by labeling, then describing both — rather pejoratively, I thought, given Obama’s “change” message — as “MIDDLE MEN.”)

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