I have class in a minute so I apologize for the short diary but good old Evan Bayh is once again concern trolling over Obama, this time about - you guessed it! - Jeremiah Wright.
WaPo is reporting that, according to Bayh, the GOP may Swiftboat Obama over this issue!
"You're running for president and people want to get a sense of who you are, and when you're new to the public stage you're a little more susceptible to having the canvas painted in by your political opponents," Bayh said during an interview for the video program "PostTalk" on washingtonpost.com.
Bayh said neither he nor Clinton intended to inject the Wright controversy into the primary, but he is worried that Republicans will do so in a general election. "I'm sure the far right will be out there trying to do the whole Swift Boat thing and that sort of thing. But I hope people will focus on the most substantive issues and I think the vast majority of them will.
Now I had never thought of this, but Bayh makes a good point. The GOP would never Swiftboat Hillary with baseless innuendo, and if they tried it wouldn't work, since everyone likes her so much!
In all seriousness, this is the epitome of the reacting-to-rather-than-shaping-perceptions politics that has come to define the Clintons and DLC-ers like Bayh. As much as Hillary crows about "strength" and how "tough" she is, it's clear that she and her supporters are willing to cede even the most disgusting and baseless attacks to our opponents. And that's unacceptable.