Originally Posted by Exile_In_SJ
Is pointing out Kerrys record, revving up the hate machine?
if so, then everyone revvs up the hate machine....I have no problems with each candidate pointing out the others records. So far, I've not seen any 'hate machine' from Bush..
actually the only hate I've seen this campaign is from the extreme left.. the Bush = Hitler crap and that sort of thing.
You are failing to tell the difference between pointing out differences in records and muckraking. Kerry's appeal to taking the high road was directed at W...W now has a choice to make on the matter. I seriously doubt whether Kerry was directing it to the Coulters, Rushs or Hannity's...that would be foolhardy.....just as it would for the GOP to address the same to moveon and there ilk.
The impression I get was it was directed at the campaigns. I didn't hear a lot of muckraking from the DNC Convention....I didn't hear any from Kerry or Edwards...the Kerry/Edwards campaign is taking the high road in this and made an appeal to the Bush/Cheney campaign to do the same.....not it's supporters, just the campaign itself...there's a difference since I find it hard to believe that political commentators are directly controlled from each party's war room. They're their own entities.....maybe I'm wrong, but that's the way I'm taking it.
We'll see if the RNC Convention takes the high road or if it'll be 1988 all over again.