STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Campaign fatigue
If you're tired of campaign season, you aren't the only one. I've visited with a few politicians in recent days who are ready for Election Day to be over. Months of campaigning, responding to attacks ... Posted on 9/21/10 at 11:25 AM
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama's campaign was "eight, maybe 10 years, ahead" of the Republican Party last year in understanding the rapidly changing face of the American electorate.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell to determine if the former Senate candidate broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.
It’s an unfortunate fact that Americans are accustomed to seeing political campaigns grow increasingly negative in the final days before an election. However, there was evidence of a line of attack emerging in the presidential race that was truly disturbing.
Yankton (S.D.) Press & Dakotan
, November 03, 2008
It seems we soon approach the terminus of another debacle, laughingly titled “The American electoral process.”
The public laughs to keep from crying.
Instead of ripping off the citizenry for $1 billion (Democrats about $650 million, Republicans $375 million), how about putting the candidates in a ring, armed with a club to fight it out? That instead of treating the citizens to one lie after another, multitudinous insults, spin-doctor drivel and squandered millions.
If we wanted a lesson in what’s wrong with Congress, the House of Representatives delivered it loud and clear in the initial rejection of the Wall Street bailout package. The country is getting the worst of both worlds — politicians who are almost impossible to defeat but who run from their own shadows. One of the advantages of a safe seat should be that a lawmaker will do the right thing, even when it’s unpopular. Not so with this Congress.
Steve and Cokie Roberts
, October 04, 2008
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