Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

September 18, 2003

by J

Why Is This Even a Question?

Color me not-getting-it. Wesley Clark has a paid gig that conflicts with the next Democratic Presidential debate and can't decide which to go to.
Calling the economy arguably the "single most important issue" of the 2000 campaign, a spokesman for Sen. Joe Lieberman said Clark should attend the September 25 debate to tell the American people how he intends to deal with the economy.
Amusingly, a Clark spokesperson said:
"It hasn't been confirmed that he's not going, so to take a swipe at him is entirely premature. But clearly there is nothing else for them to criticize him for. If that's the only fodder they have, then that's a good sign for us."
Umm, honey. If your guy won't put himself out there and speak to the voters, then that's a clever way to avoid criticism on substance, now isn't it? On second thought, color me not-impressed. This should not even be up for discussion. Clark should show up and take his lumps.

Update: Looks like he's going to participate in the debate.
Posted by J at September 18, 2003 05:06 PM

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