Friday, October 20, 2006

W and Bubba go to Virginia

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Here's a report that highlights a difference between Bush and Bill Clinton's political acumen, on the occasion of their simultaneous visits to the respective Senate candidates in Virginia:
In the speech to Allen supporters, Bush said the best way to protect Americans is to stay on the offensive. "That's why they're the party of cut and run," Bush said. "That's why the United States will stand with our allies in Iraq."

Clinton, speaking later in the evening, said the public is weary of the Iraq politics Bush used successfully in 2004. Republicans "won two elections by skin-teeth by scaring people and dividing them up. But you can only run a dog through the same path so many times," Clinton said. "It's kind of mangy dog right now."

"Look at Jim Webb. Does he look to you like a cut-and-run kind of guy?" he said.
"Mangy dog" to describe the Republican cut and run fearmongering:) It's comical, light and vividly captures the desperation of the Republicans in a way that's actually entertaining. I laughed out loud at that one. My point? Clinton has the light touch and Bush is the heavy. A refreshing contrast at this point in a tired, nasty election campaign.