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View Diary: IA-Sen: Bruce Braley (D) Slams Joni Ernst (R) For Wanting To Eliminate The Department Of Education (11 comments)

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  •  Sorry, no time to pull punches - Slam Harder (4+ / 0-)
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    Tuffie, terranova108, NoBlueSkies, buffie

    Iowa is not safe because Braley has run a  timid campaign. The fear of "negative campaigning" is the biggest weakness Democratic candidates have. If the ad is factual it is ethical. Factually and accurately pointing out your opponents public statements is hardly "negative."  Giving a dubious candidate prone to crazy outbursts a free ride is a true sin. With an opponent so prone to outlandish statements, Braley is still way too timid. Ernst's statements on the Dept. of Education are mild compared to her other whacko statements. The whole point of going on the offense is to inspire your base and deflate the enthusiasm of the independents  who usually vote Republican, but often don't show up on election day. Braley has done a very poor job of inspiring the base so far, but there is still time to change that.

    Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings. Steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you king.... Dylan

    by bywaterbob on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 01:15:10 PM PDT

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