Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: To Kerry Supporters / Smear Campaign
I don't have any problem with Sinclair doing this. If they want to screw themselves, let them do it.
I think the voters in general have had enough of the Nam era crap. This election is going to be decided on the issues, thanks to the popularity of the debates.
The Right Wing Attack MAchine threw (and are still throwing) months of Swift Boat character assasination at Kerry, costing untold millions of dollars. The first debate erased all the gains from that in 90 minutes, and I don't think the voters have listened to it since. I also think the Kerry Nam story has affected the people who would be affected by that ancient crap at the 100% level at this point, and it is not going to win over many new converts. I have yet to hear of any undecided who is undecided because of shit that happened thirty five years ago.
I think the best thing for Dems to do is ignore it and concentrate on the issues. The Repubs are actually doing more harm than good to themselves with it at this point - its prrominence in the news, the relentless GOP attack ads, Bush's constant stupid prattling about Kerry are starting to cause a lot of people to realize they don't have a lot to say on this issues - or in their own defense for their mistakes, other than to never admit they make them. The GOP has become a party bankrupt of ideas.