September 4, 2008

THE CLOSING OF THIS TRAP...:

Dems Pounce Too Soon (Dick Morris, 9/04/08, Real Clear Politics)

When you are smearing a politician, make sure you wait until after she has given her introductory speech to the nation. If you strike before, she will wipe you out with her speech and you will be embarrassed by your accusations. That’s the lesson the Democrats are likely learning this morning.

The two other attempts to destroy a vice presidential candidate — Eagleton in ’72 and Ferraro in ’84 — both revved up after they had spoken at their convention. Revelations of Eagleton’s psychiatric treatment, inpatient, at a mental hospital surfaced after the convention was over, as did charges against Geraldine Ferraro’s husband and the demand for a release of their tax returns. But Palin’s accusers struck too soon — right after her candidacy was announced.

Their hair-trigger response was to throw everything they could at the nominee as fast as they could dish it out.

But Palin had a speech coming.


...really ought to accompanied by a cartoon sound effect.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 4, 2008 6:33 AM
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