While on the bus coming to work today , as usual, i let my mind wander and ended up with this theory, that i’ll like to test in the GD forge.
It goes like this.
the republican seem to be like the old school bully:
[li]They fix on irrelevancies (Flag pins!) and mock their opponents,[/li][li]Do not favor and sometimes disfavor intellectual prowess[/li][li]Accuse their enemies of being “weenies”[/li][li]Favor using violence (Last recourse of the incompetent) to solve problems.[/li][li](possibly related with the previous point) are supported by the “military-industrial complex” (violence) and big oil (obsolete energy supply).[/li][/ul]
the democrats, and Obama in particular, look like the nerds:
[li]Respect for intellectual prowess[/li][li]web-savvy[/li][li]Usually considered “boring” for trying to influx some nuance into the political discourse.[/li][li]Supported (i think, unwarranted assumption #1) by the new motors of the american economy, Internet companies, computer manufacturers, etc)[/li][li] Hi Opal! (i know the “hi opal” item is only when you need to make 3 items in a list. but i have never before made a list on a SDMB post and i just needed to get it out of my system)[/li][/ul]
Also for some reason (unwarranted assumption #2 :), i think that the nerd vote will favor Obama by large margins, even if RM Stallman in his nerd jargon files says they tend to be libertarian in ideology (but then again if SDMB’s Liberal formerly Libertarian supports Obama…)
what do you think?