That is one part of what we are witnessing now in this campaign. Persons of principle (conservatives) are not sitting still for liberal deceptions. They are shouting back, shoving facts up for scrutiny rather than politely trying to let them speak for themselves.
Part two is that the truth indeed does trump $60 million hate campaigns. But something else plays an important part in this, and that is New Media. Talk radio, cable news, and the blogospheric Internet are letting the truth shine as never before. The facts are more readily available to many more people. Many more people are offering support to those in the arena with ruthless libs who have spewed lies for so long they no longer know what the truth is (a particularly pathological example of this is John Kerry himself).
And then there is Karl Rove. If one took Evil Incarnate James Carville and stripped EIJC of evil, added scruples and consistency, one would approach the intelligent resolution of Karl Rove.
It is an exciting time.
That's what I meant in my original post where I said the media was wounded by its refusal to cover the Swifty story. The blogosphere beat their butts on that one...and got their first big taste of what it feels like to WIN. Since then we've seen example after example of blogs forcing Old Media to retract false stories.
And the Old Media still doesn't get it. They don't understand that it was absolute fury over media bias that drove the blog coverage of the Swify charges. The allegations had been around for a long time. But when the Swiftys' ads began---and Old media ignored the story---it ratcheted hatred for the media to such a degree that it exploded in the blogosphere. Old media doesn't still doesn't understand that.