What works in campaigns

Let me give you an example of how negative ads can backfire. In my own campaign for public office, I once made the statement, “My opponent is a Neanderthal.” The public took this as a form of praise, and he won the election handily. Instead of a black man, or a white woman, might it not help the Democratic Party to nominate a Neanderthal? I don’t know, I'm just a caveman who fell on some ice, and later got thawed out by scientists. But there is one thing I DO know. It worked for my opponent in the past, and it has worked for the Republican Party ever since. Thank you.

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James?

Did you delete the comment I had in response to my friend, Caveman?

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

Not on your life.

I didn't see it and if I had ... there is no way I'd even come close to doing something that dumb.

Not sure what happened ... but Caveman posted this in a couple of places, so maybe you responded elsewhere?

Hmmmmm

I didn't realize he had posted twice. Well, he's just a simple caveman, for crying out loud.

Good to know you didn't X me.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke