Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dems cash in

Here's the text of the new radio ad from the Montana Democratic Party:

The Republican Party wouldn't allow the Republican Lieutenant Governor to attend their dinner.

Only 16-hundred party insiders were allowed to vote for President.

Now they won't even allow their own candidate for the US Senate to speak at their convention.

Montanans are excluded from the Republican Party if they don't subscribe to the extremist beliefs of the party bosses.

Montana Democrats are building a better Montana by putting progress above politics.

I'm guessing it will be a pretty effective ad. And the beauty of it, from a Democratic point of view, is that the Republican wounds were totally self-inflicted.

By the way, note the dropped periods in "US" Senate. I see this more and more, and I don't understand why. I hope it's not a Democratic thing. If it is, I'm voting for Republicans, whether they let me go to their meetings or not.


Dave Rye said...

On the other hand, why did John Bohlinger refuse an earlier invitation to debate Steve Daines, the GOP nominee for Lt. Governor, at the Republican convention? Bohlinger insisted on a "neutral site" instead.

If John is truly a Republican, as he continues to claim, isn't the GOP Convention a neutral site for intra-party debates?

More than four years after it began, the man with the bow tie continues to get away with his charade.

David said...

Good question. The trouble with beating up on Bohlinger is that he comes across as such a thoroughly decent man. I happened to sit at the same table as him recently at a Rotary meeting, and he was, as always, the perfect gentleman, kind, solicitous, friendly. When a guy like that gets beat up, no matter the reason, the beater looks bad.

Dave said...

A couple of things come to mind regarding the missing periods in 'U.S.': first is that they're deliberately trying to play a 'mind game' ("U.S. = US = Dems), or they're simply too lazy/stupid to add them.
My money would be on the latter, what with education being what it has for the last several years.

David said...

I blame the internet.

Ed Kemmick said...

I blame USA Today, which long ago, as a bald-faced and hideously ugly marketing device, decided never to use "America" or "the United States" or even "the U.S." or "U.S.A." in its stories. It was always "USA.," as in, "A new poll finds that USA voters are fed up with politics."

This was not the most serious crime laid at the feet of USA Today, but it's near the top of the list.