Friday, February 29, 2008

Clinton Campaign Tries Fear As A Tactic

The Clinton campaign is trying every trick they can think of. The latest is another page from George Bush’s playbook, FEAR! The TV ad showing the “Red Phone” and Clinton answering it in the middle of the night with the narrator telling the viewer that there is a world crisis and your vote decides who will answer the phone, “Whether it’s someone who already knows the world’s leaders, knows the military — someone tested and ready to lead in a dangerous world.”

Fear plain and simple and pretty much misleading as well. Hillary Clinton was first lady, not president and her experience as a “world leader” is circumspect at best. The campaign is trying to score with a “daisy ad” similar to the one used during the LBJ campaign years ago. It’s a cheap trick and personally I believe the country is tired of fear campaigns.

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