Sunday, September 28, 2008

Back to the source

With Karl Rove's brand of destructive, image-over-reality politics seeming to have finally run its course in the U.S., it's certainly worth pointing out when it looms large in Canada as well. But it's worth noting that one of the more glaring examples is coming from one of the parties pretending to run against Rove and his ilk.

After all, one familiar Rove refrain is to try to slam an opponent on one's weakest issues in order to deflect attention. See e.g. Bush's campaign attacking John Kerry's military service, or McCain preemptively trying to link Obama to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in an attempt to hide his own campaign's close ties to them.

With that in mind, does Rove get at least partial credit when a party trying to pay for the election's most expensive platform out of an inherently shrinking revenue source accuses an opponent of basing its fully-costed promises on Monopoly money?

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