...the entire Steele web site, nor is there any key statement that would alert a casual web visitor that he is even a "conservative". That is not keeping a civil tone, that is Passing.
While both are scary and distasteful, I much prefer Allen's honest bigotry, to Steel's subversive platitudes. Each knows their districts, and Allen figures he has enough bigots in Virginia to elect him. But at least those who vote for Allen know what it is they will get.
But if Steele won't even admit to being a Republican, what else is he not owning up to. There was a time when happy talk and bland comments meant that is what you could expect as a congresscritter, but in Rove's playbook, when he starts out saying that there is going to be a lot of negative attacks, it means that there is a lot of negative information that hasn't gotten out yet.
The Self Made Man is just not admitting where he got all the parts.
of the Steele-hiding-from-being-Republican bit can be found here . His website does mention his association with many Republican politicians, including Bush, but I certainly agree that he's campaigning towards the center.
With respect to Steele's presumed skeletons in his closet, I just don't think that attempting to hide negative information is realistic anymore. In my view the choices are either acknowledge it upfront and try to move the discussion onward, or attempt to obscure and minimize it under a cloud of dirt flung in the general direction of the other guy.
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I just got back from hearing Markos speak here in Ann Arbor, specifically on the topic of election campaigns. I'll post more about it when I get back home later tonight.
Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce
The R's pro-torture campaign, seems equally designed to cover high-ups read ends as it does to dispirt democrats.
I refuse to become dispirited. Our country has seen tough times before, and we have always managed to return to balance.
I'm only half stupid
We are experiencing a strange technical difficulty that is preventing us from adding new diaries. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.
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