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    I too think it's a small minority. But I still think those people exist. They're out there, and they think anything that blows up in Bush's face is good for their political desires. And they're right about that, too.

    I just think reasonable people realize that the lives of soldiers are more important than political gain. That's why, thank goodness, it's a small minority.

    Hackett could have probably stated it better, and he definitely could have made the same statement without throwing in the word "liberals" -- what, you can't say "some people" or "some radicals"? -- but I don't take much issue with it. He's running in an area where, if I'm not mistaken, they shoot liberals, stuff them, mount them in natural positions, and display them prominently in game rooms across the district.

    Spare the poor people of Crawford, Texas. Send Bush a one-way ticket to the moon instead.

    by JacksonBlogs on Tue Jul 19, 2005 at 07:33:53 AM PDT

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    •  well i am less forgiving of the statement (none)
      because as you said there were other approaches. If for no other reasons, Democrats need to learn how to not play into the Republican triangulation game, and learn how to become better at political messaging. I can already see his opponent calling him a liberal, and then him, Hackett trying to run from that, and then getting off the topic of what he is running for because people will be making all sorts of judgements about him. He will be placed in a defensive position merely because he didn't think about the messaging. I frankly think there should be a 6 month boot camp for any one wanting to run on the Democratic ticket, or think tanks like their are for Republican talking heads and politicans so that these sorts of strategic mistakes can be avoided.

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