Friday, November 23, 2007

Yea, yea, a campaign of ideas

Except that the national press could care less and only report the one or two lines where one candidate compares themselves to another. The larger question raised here is valid though: How does Hillary appeal to the voters that want change who aren't convinced by the experience argument? At some point Hillary probably needs to address this more directly as it has become a popular dividing line in the race and something the media will likely focus on even more as the early voting draws near.

The shadow side of this is to point out that Obama's "change" rhetoric is fairly empty. Other then being of a different generation, his ideas are quite similar to Hillary's and the argument that she is a more skillful politician who will be better able to bring about the change the country wants has some resonance.

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