Issues and Attacks
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 :::
George Allen goes on his vaunted issues tour, vowing to talk about, well, issues, I guess. But the biggest issue among the pressies trailing him is when he will stop running ads attacking James Webb.
Here's an answer for ya: He won't. He'll run even more if it looks like they are working. And here's another newsflash -- Webb would (and may) do the very same thing. Lord knows that's been Webb's web strategy to date. But that's life in the political mud pit. The pols know it, the press knows it and the public knows it, too.
And yet some wonder why voters are turned off by the entire process.
The only real news to come out of the RTD piece is the snippet from the Webb event in Old Town, where She Who Must Not Be Named (also known as Sen. Hillary Clinton...shhh!) endorsed the Democratic contender. Why is this news? Well, it's not, really. But the images captured that day by Allen's own tracker boys will make for some red hot direct mail.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/04/2006