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Mike Freese

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You always hear about the African-American voters and Hispanic American voters, but you don't hear about the redneck voters.
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Smalley, Suzanne, "Romney on the Rise?: Mitt's last stand before the Florida vote," Newsweek: Web Exclusive, (2008-01-29).

 
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During my transition period, I brought in 13 people who were either first-time voters or who hadn't voted in five consecutive elections. I asked each of them a question: Now that you've come into the system, how do we keep you involved?
Their answers were very clear, very honest. They said, It's the same story every four years. Whenever an election's coming up, all the politicians come out and give you the same song and dance about the same issues, all the way up until they get elected. Then you don't hear any more from them until it's time for them to get elected again. We're tired of it. If you want to keep us involved, don't tell us what you think we want to hear, tell us the truth.
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