The Boldness of Bad Strategy

Terry McAuliffe was on Fox News this morning attacking Bush for attacking Kerry "so early in the campaign" calling it "unprecedented" and saying over and over, "This has never happened before." Of course, it was McAuliffe who changed the nomination process to pick an early candidate making such early targeting possible. It has never happened before because a nominee was never chosen this early. Bad strategy on his part. Apparently, Bush didn't get the memo about Kerry being the only one that could legitimately attack during this extended campaign. UPDATE: Now Fox News Live is echoing McAuliffe, saying that "never before has a president gone negative so early in a campaign." Of course, they ignore the fact that never before has a opposition candidate been chosen so early.