Friday, April 18, 2008

Hillary's Swift-Boat Tactics Backfire

"Her message comes down to this: We can't really change the say-anything, do-anything, special interest-driven game in Washington, so we might as well choose a candidate who really knows how to play it."-- Barack Obama
Poll: Obama has better White House chances than Clinton, Democratic voters say | International Herald Tribune:
"WASHINGTON: Barack Obama has won endorsements from a former Clinton administration official and two ex-senators, boosting his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary that could determine whether rival Hillary Rodham Clinton stays in the race.

The support comes as a new Associated Press-Yahoo News poll shows that Democratic voters now favor Obama over Clinton as their best chance for winning the White House...."

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Anonymous said...

“Swiftboat” means roughly, “Telling the truth about a Democrat”, it’s greatly feared and reviled by the left. And they’re not going to take it sitting down, either.

The Unknown Candidate said...

Swiftboating: "Swiftboating is American political jargon that is used (primarily) as a strong pejorative description of some kind of attack that the speaker considers unfair or untrue—for example, an ad hominem attack or a smear campaign.

The term comes from the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth (formerly 'Swift Boat Veterans for Truth') and their widely-publicized [1] campaign against 2004 Presidential candidate John Kerry. [2] (For a similar example of a pejorative verb based on a historical incident, see 'borking,' coined as a result of the fight over the nomination of Robert Bork to the United States Supreme Court.)"