Remember the disastrous intervention by the Guardian into the US election in 2004, Operation Clark County, in which they encouraged Guardian readers to write to US electors in a swing county in the swing state of Ohio?
This had exactly the effect that you would have anticipated, Clark County registered the biggest swing to Bush in the state.
This can work in reverse though, if we could on publicise these smug and condescending lamentations of US liberal pundits at the imminent demise of Labour- with an undertone of how stupid and unenlightened we are- I'm sure a Tory landslide could be guaranteed.
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