Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mark Warner's Pre-Emptive Strike

Just received a missive from the Mark Warner campaign. How I got on that list I'll never know.

In it, we get an interesting insight into the strategy to be followed by the Boyish Governor in trying to avoid his impending spanking for lying to the voters of Virginia by promising not to raise taxes, and then doing precisely that.

Warner campaign manager Mike Henry complains that Governor James S. Gilmore, upon narrowly winning the GOP nomination, "immediately went on the attack against Mark Warner."


Henry also cites friendly news articles immediately attacking Gilmore, and complaining about "bitter partisanship."


This from the guy who finds comfort from the Moonbatosphere, which constitutes all attacks, all the time?

So there's the strategy: whine, ... er, call it "an attack" when Governor Gilmore points out the differences between the two candidates, and complain about partisanship while seeking to join the most bitterly partisan Democrat caucus in history.

Wow! If it weren't so nakedly ridiculous, it would almost be funny.

Here's Henry's letter in full:
Friend --

The fight at the Virginia Republican Party convention this weekend was extremely close and hard-fought - and Jim Gilmore immediately went on the attack against Mark Warner.

Even the Richmond Times Dispatch said today that the tactic suggested "desperation" and noted that the Republicans are "more interested in posturing, more interested in appeasing interest groups, and more interested in partisanship than in getting things done." Yesterday, the Lynchburg News & Advance said our opponent will likely run "the kind of street brawl campaign you normally would expect to come across in New Jersey or New York." New Jersey and New York in Virginia??? The newspaper even asked him to "give the state's voters a campaign of ideas and civil debate, not the slash-and-burn techniques that have characterized the past."

Virginians deserve better. We have seen enough bitter partisanship to know that it doesn't get the job done. The only way we're going to create the jobs of the future, reduce the deficit, and put our country back on track is by working constructively to tackle the major challenges staring us in the face.

Will you write a letter to the editor telling your local newspaper that Virginians deserve a positive campaign focused on how we can move our country forward - not the divide-and-conquer politics of the past?

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Now that the other side has settled on their candidate, we need to ensure that we set the tone of this race.

Our country faces serious challenges and our political discourse must rise to a level commensurate with them. That's why we need to let every voter in Virginia know the truth about the type of campaign Jim Gilmore plans to wage.

We can prove that a positive, forward-looking campaign can defeat the same old tired, textbook political tactics that so many of us just don't trust anymore. But we need your help.

Write a letter-to-the-editor from our action center. Tell your local newspaper that we deserve a positive campaign focused on how we can move our country forward - not the divide-and-conquer politics of the past.

[Helpful link omitted]

Thanks so much for your support. Together, we'll get our country back on track.


Mike Henry
Campaign Manager

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