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Thread: Democrats seek to curb attack ads

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    Democrats seek to curb attack ads

    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."

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/pol...rb_attack_ads/
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    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.

    You think? About a two years late and millions short........
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    Good start, but please don't pretend this hasn't been common practice by both sides.

    I'd love to see these people talk about the issues and not each other. NEVER going to happen. but it would be nice.
    "I didn't feel like we had to score," Tannehill said. "I had the mindset we were going to score."

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    i dunno, it seems people generally tend to vote for the guy who hates the guy they hate the most more. if that makes any sense...
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    That leaves Democrats with nothing to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jguig
    That leaves Democrats with nothing to say.

    yep your right, democrats are evil people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by death7star
    yep your right, democrats are evil people.
    yeah, that's exactly what he meant to say. better yet, I bet if he had meant that, he would've said it himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by death7star
    yep your right, democrats are evil people.

    Being evil and being bankrupt of ideas are two divergent things. The nefarious implication is all yours.
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