Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tongue-tied Democrats

Kevin Drum of The Washington Monthly bemoans the weak Democratic response to Rudy Giuliani's claim that America would be safer with a Republican in general--and him in particular--in the White House after '08:

So I was curious: how would the Dem candidates respond? With the usual whining? Or with something smart? Greg Sargent has today's responses from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton over at his site and the verdict is in: more whining. Obama: "Rudy Giuliani today has taken the politics of fear to a new low blah blah blah." Clinton: "One of the great tragedies of this Administration is that the President failed to keep this country unified after 9/11 yada yada yada."

Unbelievable. Neither one of them took the chance to do what Rudy did: explain in a few short sentences why the country would be safer with a Democrat in the Oval Office. Is it really that hard?

Short answer: YES.


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