So, the Democrats, the media and the Obama campaign have been the subject of untold blogosphere angst in the past few days. There is no hope, there is no fight, The End Is Near and we should all consider sepuku now while we can maintain our honor.
Perhaps the folks running the current Democratic presidential campaign, perhaps the media, and perhaps even the bulk of the Democratic political machine has an idea of how to fight back. Maybe, maybe even Senator Obama can throw a punch.
Senator Barbara Boxer didn’t pull any punches on Hardball, which is on right now. Chris Matthews tore apart one Republican windbag and then tore apart Republican Congresswoman Fallon. He did it by asking a simple question:
“Is John McCain accusing Barack Obama of calling his running mate a pig?”. And he played the ad on the front page of johnmccain.com over and over at them and he didn’t take spin as an answer.
He held up the book that McCain’s former campaign spokesperson wrote: “Lipstick on a Pig” and read passages from it.
He read quotes from numerous Republicans including using the same phrase, he played video of John McCain using the phrase when talking about Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plans.
Maybe the world hasn’t ended? Maybe for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? Maybe, just maybe, the Republicans aren’t the only ones who know how to fight? Maybe fighting sometimes looks like this?