Democratic Convention and the Republican Brand
National Journal is going to be polling several of us throughout the conventions on various issues. The first question:
Q: What portion — if any — of the Democratic convention program should be devoted to tearing down John McCain and the Republican brand?
Perhaps not surprisingly, the answers broke down quite differently by ideology:
I was in the “About a third” camp (interestingly, the median answer for both Left and Right). My rationale:
Obama’s chief selling point is that he’s not a regular politician. Hope and change and all that. Mudslinging probably hurts him more than McCain.”
The link has an interactive graphic with quotes from other participants. Let’s just say that the degree of negativity they’d like to see isn’t the only variation between bloggers on the Left and Right.