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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:08 AM

7. You sure know a lot

About campaigns!


I don't know much, just having run (or at least had a major part in) way over 50 successful Democratic Congressional campaigns. I mean, we sure could have used your insight to help get JFK elected!

Regarding your "how" question: the party polices candidates with a vetting process. You do some diligence, deprive money from squirrels, and hold endorsements. This guy slipped through because no one was paying attention because he was supposedly running a pointless campaign against Hunter.

In other words, same thing that happened with the neo-Nazi who got on the ballot in a district (for the Repugs) that goes 95% Democratic. No one was paying attention to details. Not that I wouldn't hesitate to slime other Republicans with their crappy candidate. They deserve it.

Your preconceived (and wrong) notions about me "projecting" must be a symptom of your own virulent antisemitism!

Oh, wait, that's a silly and stupid thing to say. Almost as stupid is telling an experienced campaigner (and Congressional and Presidential aid for over 60 years) what his "real problem" is.

No, my "real problem" with this guy (who, again, may be a great guy) is Republicans will have a field day further alienating an increasingly concerned Jewish voter block by relentlessly pointing out that his father remains an official in Yasser Arafat's terrorist Fatah party, his grandpa was a murdering terrorist, and painting the Democratic Party as a party of radical anti-Semites.

This is not a time to make unforced errors.

Politics are not just about right and wrong. They are about appearing right and not appearing wrong.

You can rage against this fact, all you want. But you're wrong.

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