Skip to comments.Statement From RNC Communications Director Regarding The Democrat Playbook
Posted on 09/09/2004 1:08:29 PM PDT by RWR8189
Contact: Christine Iverson
Washington, DC -- RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke made the following statement today:
"The Democrat playbook is wide open. Faced with the reality that John Kerrys record is too far out of the American mainstream and without an agenda on which to base his campaign, extreme partisans like Tom Harkin, Al Gore and James Carville are attempting to fill the vacuum of positive policies with character assassination. Bad news for the Democrats because the American people know the difference between a legitimate policy discussion and personal attacks.
"...extreme partisans like Tom Harkin, Al Gore and James Carville are attempting to fill the vacuum of positive policies with character assassination."
As of 2002, 50% of the US was on the internet. I'd venture that in 2004, 65% are on the internet.
This isn't the media vacuum that was present during the Clinton campaign and those operatives can't control the news.
I'd say that is accurrate. 2/3rd's stated they learned of the SwiftBoat story by other means (cable, internet, radio). By 2008 I'd say we'll be up to 75-80% gathering news elsewhere. The Dems are on the verge of losing their media advantage, one they admitted was responsible for at least 15% of Kerry's poll ratings.