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  •  Routinely ducking a position is cowardly! (2+ / 0-)
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    What the heck?

    "In theory, it's not a bad strategy, but ... [y]ou have to at least pretend to stand for something, and Romney isn't even doing that."
    Hey folks, this is an election. With issues. With positions on matters of governance and public policy. With the Presidency of the United States as the stakes. "In theory, it's not bad strategy." For crying out loud, Jed, it is horrible strategy in theory and even worse strategy in practice!

    Shame on a candidate who refuses to be direct, who specializes in code-phrases, who ducks details even in policy papers, who won't sit for in depth interviews with reporters who might actually challenge him on something. Shame on a media that tolerates that craven behavior. Shame on us for giving him any - any - slack to be so damned ... slack!

    We all risk turning into low- or no-information voters because that's the way one of the two candidates at the top of the ticket wills it!

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 01:54:30 PM PDT

    •  I doubt Jed believe it to be the ideal. Mitt wants (1+ / 0-)
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      to win. Considering his "pros", avoidance and "Obama Bad!!" is all he's got. One doesn't have to admire a strategy to consider it effective.

      "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

      by CaliSista on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 02:06:14 PM PDT

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      •  True. But as a voter who wants to be informed, ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... I resent the strategy of Romney & Co. It is decidedly not admirable. I'm not saying it isn't what political campaigning has become, particularly in the hodgepodge that is the Republican so-called of today. But voters deserve better.

        (I resented it when Minnesota DFL-er and Agriculture Secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson gave his advice to candidates facing questions on rising consumer farm prices: "Slip, Slide and Duck." I don't like it any better now.)

        We should insist on responsive policy answers from anyone who seeks high public office. And, for that matter, anyone who seeks any public office.

        Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

        by TRPChicago on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 02:34:18 PM PDT

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