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Monday, August 28, 2006

George Allen Keeps Slipping, Webb Keeps Advancing

By now we have all seen the new Wall Street Journal poll showing Jim Webb 47.9% George Allen 46.6%.


Webb's numbers keep going up and Allen's keep going down as Allen et al can't seem to put the M-Word behind them. Even "Meet the Press" took a shot at Allen yesterday. Even if attention to this story dies down,expect it rear up again during the Webb v. Allen debate on "Meet the Press" on September 17th. This equals more (free) exposure and name recognition for Webb and a rehashing of Allen's racially questionable past. On national TV.

We still have to keep pushing to get the message out. George Allen is vulnerable and we need to press the advantage.

Some people have called for Allen to start "going negative" on Webb in response to his recent freefall. My answer to that is: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE GO NEGATIVE! Is the best strategy for trying todispel the perception that you are a mean spirited bully to put out mean spirited bullying commercials? Probably not, but it is a good way to reinforce that perception, increase Webb's name recognition, and deplete campaign funds.

So, if Allen campaign manager Dick Wadhams holds true to (bungling) form, I'm sure we'll see ads attacking a decorated war hero any day now. That should sit well, particularly with all the active and retired military in Virginia.

(Seriously, people compare Wadhams to Rove. Did Wadhams also commit some act of treason of which I'm unaware?)

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