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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Friday, January 25, 2008

Why Does Swiftboating Work?

As I have written about here, Swiftboating has proven to be an effective campaign tactic. But my question is, why does this differ from being called a smear? Probably because a smear is a dishonest attack on an opponent and a Swiftboating has embedded in it, not falsities but truths. Recent smearings of Clinton opponent Barak Obama do not rise to the level of Swiftboating.

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