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One of the reasons I like the juxtaposition of these two photos is that they show the lasting effect of one prong of Rovian philosophy: co-opting the opponent’s message (the sibling of turning your opponent’s strength against them ). And, in fact, polls show that a significant number of Obama voters and independents supported Walker
(Top photo credit: Getty Images caption: WAUKESHA, WI - JUNE 05: While his family watches from the wings, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Walker, only the third governor in history to face a recall election, defeated his Democrat contender Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Opponents of Walker forced the recall election after the governor pushed to change the collective bargaining process for public employees in the state. Bottom photo credit: Bill Neibergall/Des Moines Register caption:After he shook hands with members of the audience, President Obama walked to the podium after arriving at the Knapp Learning Center, on Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday night May 24th, 2012.)
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