Rather than focus on Bush’s accomplishments (don’t laugh) the Bush team has decided to go overwhelmingly negative in its campaign with more than 3/4’s of their ads being attacks on Kerry.
That would be ok I guess if what they were alleging was true but… check out this story.
On Tuesday, President Bush (news – web sites)’s campaign began airing an ad saying Kerry would scrap wiretaps that are needed to hunt terrorists.
The same day, the Bush campaign charged in a memo sent to reporters and through surrogates that Kerry wants to raise the gasoline tax by 50 cents.
On Wednesday and Thursday, as Kerry campaigned in Seattle, he was greeted by another Bush ad alleging that Kerry now opposes education changes that he supported in 2001.
The charges were all tough, serious — and wrong, or at least highly misleading. Kerry did not question the war on terrorism, has proposed repealing tax cuts only for those earning more than $200,000, supports wiretaps, has not endorsed a 50-cent gasoline tax increase in 10 years, and continues to support the education changes, albeit with modifications.
It would seem that the Bush philosophy is to sling the mud regardless of truthfulness. At this point is there anything to suggest we should expect anything different from the man? I long for the days when Presidents only lied about blowjobs.