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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Beware the Reverse Pauline Kael Effect



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From a reader, a warning of a malady I’ve probably succumbed to from time to time:

One thing I warn my friends about is the Reverse Pauline Kael Effect:  We tend to hang out with fellow outraged conservatives, so we assume that everyone is outraged.  I think the GOP will do well this November, but, unfortunately, I don’t know if it will be as good as folks on our side think.


Tags: 2010


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