However, Ms. Parry has one important fallacy in her argument; there are no undecided partisans.
She is wrong about that, and I should know.
I am one.
As a political blogger since 2004, it could be very easily assumed that I am both partisan and an easy vote for the DFL. Although I may come across as partisan, I can tell you my votes are in no way easy.
With six weeks left until the election, I find myself still undecided in two of my races. Especially difficult for me is the Governor's race, where I can honestly see a good reason to vote for each the the three leading candidates, as well as a good reason not to do so.
I don't know when I will make my final decision. Much like primary day, I may find myself standing at the booth, still trying to make up my mind.
In some ways, as a partisan undecided, the situation is even more difficult. Parry suggests that for the undecideds, more talk of issues, more live debate coverage and other opportunities for voters to get facts without any commentary is needed. For myself, I like to think I have many of the facts, and I watch as much live coverage as I can find. What more is there to do?
I don't have a solution to winning over a partisan undecided. Six weeks seems far to early to make a decision that will impact the next two to four years. And I see no point in rushing my decision at this point.
Luckily, there's no time limit when you're standing in the booth.