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November 05, 2008


It would be nice if Presdential candidates picked qualified running mates and if candidates didn't smear their opponents. However, I cannot agree that these are electoral mistakes.

Dan Quayle and Spiro Agnew didn't stop their running mates from winning comfortable victories. And, although Palin may have hurt McCain more as much as she helped him, I don't think McCain would have done any better running with Fred Thompson or Mitt Romney.

Most campaigning is negative, because that's what works. In the Minnesota Senate race, incumbant Norm Coleman ran a purely postitive race and wound up in a dead heat with Al Franken.

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