Negative Campaign Continues To Backfire

As it was explained to me once, the trick to mud slinging is making sure more mud sticks to your opponent than it does to you. Another often used adage in politics is that everyone says they don’t like negative campaigns, but they work.  If they didn’t work, no one would use them. The thing...

Funny Way of Repudiating Someone

Last night, John McCain said he repudiated every out of bound comment made by the GOP.  I kid you not, with a dead straight face McCain said this right before he started welling up over what Rep. Lewis said about him. But, earlier this week, the GOP chair of Virginia, Jeffrey Frederick, instructed...

Backfire

It’s an interesting dichotomy in politics; no one ever says they like negative campaigning, but at the same time negative campaigning works.  Right? Last evening’s CBS/NYT poll set the political sphere all abuzz thanks in no small part to the astonishing fourteen point lead that it gave to Obama...

The Trap Has Been Set, The Bait Has Been Taken

As recently as yesterday, I was willing to say tomorrow night’s debate is a crapshoot.  McCain is currently trailing 8-10 points nationally, traditional battleground states are in the Obama column, and the current battlegrounds are couched it what should be safe Republican territory.  With the...

We Were Warned

At the very beginning of this year, in New Hampshire just as the primaries were getting underway in earnest, Barack Obama warned that a “chorus of cynics” would grow “louder and more dissonant.”  Throughout his own battle for the nomination he remarked upon the “silly...

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