Tuesday, September 28, 2004
In response to Steve's question about having your opponent's dirty laundry come out too early, one case might be Bill Clinton in 1992. The draft, the affairs, and the non-inhaling all came out in the primaries when such things were less damaging since they didn't matter much with Democratic primary voters. By the time the general election rolled around, the Bush people didn't have many new bullets left to fire. As I recall, about the only new dirt they had was that Clinton had gone to the Soviet Union when he was at Oxford--pretty minor league stuff.