Friday, January 16, 2004

Krugman wrote this morning:

... Democratic candidate, no matter how business-friendly, will not be able to get lots of corporate contributions, as Clinton did... [T]hese days the Republicans control all three branches of government and exercise that control ruthlessly... Bush people really are Nixonian... [A]ny Democrat has to expect not just severely slanted coverage from the fair and balanced Republican media, but asymmetric treatment even from the mainstream media... A Democratic candidate will have a chance of winning only if he has an energized base, willing to contribute money in many small donations, willing to contribute their own time, willing to stand up for the candidate in the face of smear tactics and unfair coverage.... [W]hat the party needs is a candidate who inspires the base enough to get out the message that he isn't a radical — and that Mr. Bush is.

Paul, why do you care so much? These are just kids toy. Let them play. You talk economics, me listen.

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