Saturday, April 05, 2008

Still Tripping Over Crime

Former Hillary supporter and new Obama convert Tripp Jones:

Twenty years ago, as a staffer of Governor Michael Dukakis's presidential campaign, I observed the use of the now-famous "Willie Horton" ad to undermine a good man's character, fan the flames of racial division and distract voters from the most important issues of the time. Not this time. We have an opportunity to show that we have learned from our mistakes.

If Mr. Jones still thinks that the Willie Horton ad was designed to undermine Dukakis’ character, fan the flames of racial division and distract voters from the most important issues of the time, rather than to question Dukakis’ judgment and illustrate his unpopular liberal positions on crime, then Tripp has not learned very much from his mistakes. It is exactly this kind of thinking that could allow Democrats another 4 years to ponder their mistakes without the presidency.

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