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Sep. 2nd, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)

Will he regret this as a missed opportunity in a few weeks, when the GOP smear machine kicks up to high gear? Maybe. But I love it.
Sep. 2nd, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Sep. 2nd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Taking the high road doesn't lead very far ...
Time and again it has been shown that the candidate that takes the high road loses points in votes. Is this an absolute rule? I doubt it, but I do think he's going to regret it.

But I suspect that other more tenable opportunities for smacking the GOP will occur. But the irony is sweet, even if Obama can't use it.
Sep. 2nd, 2008 08:46 am (UTC)
Re: Taking the high road doesn't lead very far ...
I vaguely recall that going into the DNC, Obama was rolling attack ads in swing states. The commentators were saying it was a low-key thing but an interesting development, since so much of his grassroots support is predicated on "breaking with the politics of old".
Sep. 2nd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Taking the high road doesn't lead very far ...
Might be different now... the blogosphere is going to keep talking about this no matter how much Obama says not to. So he gets to safely get high-road points for saying "we're not going to hold this against her," knowing perfectly well that we are.

Also, I'm hearing the slightly scary idea that a lot of blue-collar and Christian-right people are actually LIKING Palin over this - they empathize with her. So it might be that for Obama to try to use it against her would actually backfire.
Sep. 2nd, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
The sad thing is, I don't believe him. Politicians say what they think you want to hear -- that's their job, right? Honesty is optional.
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