Tuesday, October 31, 2006
# Posted 11:39 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
Murtha: B-. I'm tempted to say it was the usual Murtha, but actually he was fairly coherent and said nothing outrageous. The closest he came to absurdiy was with his relentless optimism about how much better Iraq will be without the US military. it's an appropriate counterpart to some of the strange bastions of optimism about Iraq in the GOP.(2) opinions -- Add your opinion
On Mehlman's point: Assuming there's a firewall preventing people working with Corker's campaign from dealing with the ad, there's still someone at the RNC still has the power to yank ads, right? I don't think the ad merits the attention it's getting. On the other hand, if the ad upsets you, I'm just not sure how blaming BCRA gets the RNC off the hook here.
The consequences of withdrawing from Vietnam were hugely overstated. 'If we don't stop them here we'll have to fight them in Honolulu or San Francisco.' The Pentagon Papers predicted the fall of several 'dominoes', while in the event only Cambodia and Laos went red.Post a Comment
I don't know how this would play with swing voters who are too young to remember Vietnam. You seem to be assuming that swing voters have been indoctrinated with conservative spin.