(Edited by me to remove references which would give away the year)
"After [the election...both parties] concentrated on reinforcing the allegiance of previously committed voters to rouse the faithful rather than on making converts.... They developed elaborate organizations coordinated during presidential campaigns by central committees in Washington and extending to states, congressional districts, counties, towns, precincts, and wards that identified voters who favored their party and tried to get them to the polls. Both depended heavily on skillful [media] editors...to denounce the enemy in hyperbolic terms as some dreadful monster intent on destroying republicanism. Both parties utilized hurrah techniques...to mobilize their contituents and draw the uninitiated into their ranks."
From "The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party" by Michael F. Holt
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I still have some setup tweaking to do; the nut slots need to be filed down a little deeper; I have a new grounding buzz going on, so I have to check my wiring job and eliminate that, but it's playable and sounds good (when plugged in, of course--unplugged it sounds like a plastic toy guitar). The GFS Retrotron Liverpool pups sound really nice. Total cost about $550 or so.
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