Bless Alan Grayson's soul. The man has heart, he has a brain, and he has a backbone. With all of the hand-wringing going on about how Democratz R Doomed, Representative Grayson shows how to run against wingnut Republicans.
Alan Grayson has taken on directly the extreme views of his opponent, Dan Webster, on social issues. In a hard-hitting campaign commercial, the Representative is painting his opponent as a religious extremist, dubbing him Taliban Dan. Webster opposes abortion in all cases, including rape and incest. Webster also introduced a bill into the Florida State to make divorce impossible... except in cases involving adultery.
The commercial has gotten a lot of attention in the local media market, giving Grayson extra bang for his buck. Webster is clearly on the defensive and doesn't want to talk about his opinions on such issues.
Here is a local news clip about Taliban Dan:
The television reporter says: "Yes, Webster is opposed to all abortions, even for victims of rape and incest, an issue he doesn't want to talk about."
The reporter then showed video of Webster refusing to answer a question from that same reporter on the subject.
Webster and his ilk obviously want to keep the focus away from their extreme positions on social issues, and to exploit people's unhappiness with the economy. Don't let them get away with it. Shine the spotlight on them.
This is how to run against these people.
Go, Alan, Go!