Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Election needs more Mud

Or at least Dick Morris and Eileen McGann would like to see a bit more mud, particularly in the debates.
The gulf between the two parties has so widened and the partisan bitterness it engenders so increased, voters are be massively turned off when one member of their party criticizes another - even when they are facing off for the presidential nomination.

The voters seem to be saying: Save your criticism for the other party - don't weaken one of our own by going after him (or her).
I don't know if that is true or not; certainly we've seen candidates take potshots at each other. Obama has been critical of Edwards and Clinton for their votes on the Iraq War Resolution for example.

Morris is a Conservative Republican and he wants to sink Hillary Clinton in particular. I suspect the subtext of this article is "Why don't you Democratic Candidates get Hillary good and bloodied for us?"

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