Thursday, February 12, 2004
No real purpose to this post
It's only February and they have made it clear they intend to run the dirtiest campaign in modern presidential politics. This is because they don't want a debate on the issues, and they don't want to run on Sen. Kerry's record. I guess I can't blame them for that.
We as a party can not sink to their level. We must stick to the truth in this race. [source]
Ok. The Republicans are going to run on the issues and the Democrats are going to resort to demagoguery and dirty tricks. At least somebody's taking the high road.
As long as we understand that all of this is just for my own personal archives, I'll go ahead and add this paragraph from Paul Krugman's op-ed in today's NY Times:
By my count, this year's budget contains 27 glossy photos of Mr. Bush. We see the president in front of a giant American flag, in front of the Washington Monument, comforting an elderly woman in a wheelchair, helping a small child with his reading assignment, building a trail through the wilderness and, of course, eating turkey with the troops in Iraq. Somehow the art director neglected to include a photo of the president swimming across the Yangtze River. [link]
I want to emphasize that the inclusion of the Krugman quote in this post in no way indicates belief on my part that Bush doesn't intend to run on the issues. Nor do I believe that he would stoop to demagoguery.