I’ll second KF’s comments that Miller’s talk was pretty powerful. I’d also add a note of caution (one that she and I discussed at the conference). Miller’s discussion of the “dominance appeal” seemed to neglect the idea that there are other potential uses or interpretations of the Bush ads.
Like BT, I’m not *sure* the Christian Reconstructionists are quite as powerful as Miller’s talk suggests (although I am suitably freaked), but after experiencing touchscreen voting for the first time, I find HAVA a little scary. Carrying my little vote card away from the machine, I was far too aware of the lack of physical evidence of my vote. Bring back the butterfly ballot.