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  •  Look, I don't believe that McCain was done in by (1+ / 0-)
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    a couple of days of robo calls in South Carolina and I don't believe that Max Cleland was done in by an ad questioning his patriotism.  It's in the interest of people who put together media campaigns to argue that they were super effective, because that's what gets them customers the next time around.  (What's more likely is that Chambliss benefited from malfunctioning electronic voting machines).
    The media are complicit because political advertising is pure gravy.  They have no production expenses.  So, in addition to making a profit, they can be lazy.

    The National Republican Trust looks to be another scam.  The nice thing about political fraudsters is that they're hard to prosecute.  They're capitalizing on what someone else will or won't do.  So, there's nothing for them to deliver (not even a fake lapel pin like the College Republicans were hawking a couple of years ago).

    What do we do about fraud?  What are we going to do about the fraud perpetrated by Bush/Cheney?

    Personally, I think that the strategy of publicizing the supposed opponent is likely to back-fire.  If it's true that bad publicity is better than no publicity, then designating Jim Martin as the last chance to stop Pelosi might just back-fire.  This is especially true if we assume that Republicans want to be associated with prominent people.  Elevating Martin's importance can't hurt.

    How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

    by hannah on Sat Nov 15, 2008 at 11:19:32 AM PST

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