Friday, April 25, 2008

Fair Is Fair

Geoff Garin (strategist for Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign) said on So let me get this straight. On the one hand, it's perfectly decent for Obama to argue that only he has the virtue to bring change to Washington and that Clinton lacks the character and the commitment to do so. On the other hand, we are somehow hitting below the belt when we say that Clinton is the candidate best able to withstand the pressures of the presidency and do what's right for the American people, while leaving the decisions about Obama's preparedness to the voters. Who made up those rules? And who would ever think they are fair?

Every campaign thinks anything it does is fair, and anything that the opposition campaign does to it, is unfair, especially if it works. And all you can do is whine about it to the news medias supporting your campaign, and hope they will badmouth it enough your opponent will have to stop doing it.

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