They seem to think they have found “THE ISSUE” that will carry Teh Precious to victory. Once again they prove their lack of political instinct.
First of all, they have completely forgotten the old saying “Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Guys? You really don’t want to discuss the candidates’ real estate holdings.
Why? Two words: “Tony Rezko”
Secondly, negative attacks don’t work unless they resonate with the target audience. The target audience will be one or more of these: your base, their base, and/or undecideds. Your goal should be to motivate your base, depress their base, and/or persuade undecideds to vote for your candidate
If this attack gets your base fired up, y’all need to switch to decaf. This issue is another “big nothing burger.” The McCains are rich, so what? The Obamas are millionaires too. Not only that, but this is the United States of America, where being rich is the ambition of 99% of the population.
This attack isn’t going to depress and demoralize the GOP base, nor is it likely to persuade any undecided voters, especially since it opens the door to the issue of Uh-bama’s relationship with slumlord Tony Rezko.
Do you guys ever learn anything? Has an attack on a candidate’s financial status ever worked? You guys went into an ankle-biting fauxrage over Hillary and Bill’s tax returns showing they made beau coup simolians since he left office, and the blue-collar and rural voters of West Virginia were soooo impressed they gave Hillary a 41 point victory. Without the money issue, she might have won by 60 or 70 points!
What’s that you say? This issue is just like when Poppy Bush was amazed at a supermarket checkout scanner? Well, yes it is, but not why you think.
The reason they are the same is because that story is an urban legend! IOW – a big nothing burger.