Skip to comments.Democrats seek to curb attack ads ( Dukakis and Kerry )
Posted on 07/09/2006 6:01:09 PM PDT by george76
Democrats seek to curb attack ads... Dukakis heads watchdog panel...
The state Democratic Party has created a four-member panel, headed by former governor Michael S. Dukakis, that will review campaign advertisements and publicly rebuke candidates who use negative attacks.
Party chairman Philip W. Johnston created the panel and will serve on it, along with Dukakis and Cameron F. Kerry, brother of US Senator John F. Kerry; and Katherine M. Clark of Melrose, a former state Senate candidate who is chairing a statewide campaign effort for the Democratic Party.
Johnston, elected party chairman in 2000, said he believes that a major reason many Democratic nominees for governor have failed to win in general elections is the barrage of negative ads that fill the airways and are mailed to voters during primaries.
``I believe the party has a real responsibility to do what it can to minimize the political damage to our nominees during the primary," Johnston said.
``This initiative can act as a deterrent to candidates and make their media consultants think twice before they produce harshly negative commercials attacking their opponents."
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Sure, they don't need to PAY for attack ads, the MSM is running them 24/7 for free, attacking President Bush and the Republicans.
Cameron Kerry - didn't he get caught breaking into the headquarters of his brother's opponents? Isn't that dirtier that attack ads?
Losers R Us..........sheesh.
Who defines "negative"? Who distinguished between "negative" and "disagreement"?
lol..yeppers...it sounds like a "club for out of work politicians"..to me.
How can you debate a lefty when you can't speak the truth about them without it being labelled a personal attack?
Opponent: "Candidate X voted to raise taxes 28 times."
X: "That's a scurrilous personal attack."
Opponent: "X is quoted right here as saying he thinks the military is wrong and should be disbanded."
X: "Another right-wing attack dog charge. Americans are tired of negative campaigning"...
Substitute "effective" for "attack" and I think we'll all see what ads the independant review comission will come up with as being "bad".
Why are they worried? Has a Republican that might win entered the Mass goobernatorial race? I thought it was all Democrats running, once Romney backed out.
The party of no ideas.
All they can do is be negative.
The DUmmie strategy is to be against everything.
and to offer nothing serious.
How does the rats building a committee around their press releases rate as news? The drive-by-media doesn't even try to hide their role as DNC propaganda mouthpieces anymore.
...and... what? As opposed to positive attacks?
Whoo-boy, watch out, nobody wants to be publically rebuked by Mike Dukakis.
...and what's the deal with all the 'Fn' Kerrys? John F.... Cameron F.....
There are too many " F' ing " Kerrys...
Cameron Kerry (born September 6, 1950) is the younger brother and political confidant of John F. Kerry. The day before the primary election in which John Kerry was seeking his district's nomination in his race for the U.S. House of Representatives, Cameron Kerry was caught in the basement of the same building that his brother's opponent kept his campaign headquarters in. John Kerry's headquarters was also in the building. Cameron was charged with breaking and entering. One month later, the charges were dropped after the Kerry campaign explained that Cameron was in the building because he was in his brother's campaign headquarters to investigate rumors that his brother's campaign telephone lines were being wiretapped.
Yeah, he's just another Democrat "culture of corruption" scumbag.
Ahhhh... so the penalty for a 'pub using an "attack ad" is for the 'rats to "rebuke" with an ad attack in return. Sounds like same-old lame-old to me. Actually, its worse: the intention is to put the 'pubs on notice - don't try anything, while the 'rats get to define 'attack' in such a way as to give them free reign to "rebuke" the pubs.
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