Cenk Uygur weighs in on Jesse Jackson Jr. playing the race card against Hillary Clinton.
The lack of integrity displayed in this attack is making Obama look a little desperate at this point, and as Uygur goes on to discuss, it's detrimental to Democrats in general.
They have got to reel this back in. It isn't going to help anybody. This negative campaigning definitely turns off voters, especially Democratic voters. It's one thing to attack someone's record (which I am actually in favor of), it's another to do these personal and identity based attacks. The candidates are only hurting themselves in the primaries and their opponent if he or she winds up in the general election.
One last thing, this particular strategy by Obama is short-sighted. Yes, it might help in South Carolina. But you could win that battle and lose the war because you turned off so many other voters by playing the race card in South Carolina. As a guy leaning toward Obama, I hope he reconsiders this terribly misguided strategy.
Exactly what I've been saying for a while now, but Obama's ambition has gotten in the way of the greater good of the party.
It'll all be over by February 5, I suspect. Between now and then, we'll see this escalate, I suspect.
And Hillary fired campaign official William Shaheen back in Decmber over Shaheen's remarks suggesting that the Republicans would make an issue of Obama's past cocaine use.
Will Barack fire Jesse Jackson, Jr?. Not a chance. Barack is too beholden to the power structure that is behind him pulling the strings.
Yeah... "Change" and "Hope." Right...
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