All politics is...
No, not local.
All politics is marketing.
My posts on politics aren't designed to sell you on a political point of view. Sorry if you've jumped to that conculsion. They are, in fact, derived from work I'm doing on my new book.
It doesn't matter what you're in favor of... the point I'm trying to weave into this discussion is that we're all being manipulated and that the best marketers on either side are more likely than not to win their arguments.