Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ain’t necessarily so

Posted by Craig Westover | 6:09 AM |  

The quote below is extracted from a Minnesota GOP release commenting on last night’s DEFL straw poll.
"No matter who the DFL nominee ultimately is, we do know this election will present a clear contrast for voters. Whether it's tax policy, immigration policy, or accountabilty in government, the DFL's nominee in November will be out of sync with most Minnesotans."
Would that it were automatically so. Hopefully the DFL candidate will be out of sync with at least a plurality of Minnesotans, but I get a little concerned when the GOP’s first reaction is how far out of sync the DFL is rather than pointing out why Republican policies are in sync. What makes the GOP right? And the correct answer is not “Because the DFL is so wrong.”

Negative campaigning may get a party elected; it doesn’t help them govern.

Update: The campaign information from the Democrats is starting to come in now. Whereas the GOP is telling me Democrat policies will send the country to hell, I'm hearing from the Democrats that Republicans are corrupt and evil and are going to hell. Is a positive message too much to hope for?