Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Add to the list of things the Dean campaign has done well the slick misdirect on the decision to drop out of public financing. At the time Dean nade the decision, it was described as a way to avoid being stuck without responses to Bush ad campaigns between the end of the primaries and the Republican convention. Almost everybody, including myself, bought the story.
In reality, it's increasingly clear that the negative ad problem isn't much of a problem because the progressive 527s can respond for the nominee. It's even more clear that the real point of opting out was to flood money into early states that his rivals wouldn't be able to match.