California Governor Davis plays a good game of politics, unfortunately, his game is the politics of cowards. The game was well-orchestrated, gathering numerous women together to accuse Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the final days of the campaign, of sexual harassment, assault and more.
This story has been widely reported by liberal news sources, such as the L.A. Times, who, by the way, refused to report Davis’ bad temper on numerous occassions, which he gave into frequently, shoving, shaking staff members and screaming the F-word more frequently than Nixon screamed the Lord’s name in vain while in the White House.
What is clearly in play is the politics of personal destruction, obviously advised by top-Democrats, perhaps in fear that Arnold could give Hillary a run for her money in 2008.
Political campaigns should not be about personal attacks. They should be about the issues at hand that the people of any given state or nation feel are important, wherever the election’s held. Too often the issues are ignored while attacking politicians and the media focus on personal attacks and cooked-up allegations, and when such allegations are release three days before the election, you can bet the attacks are what the media will focus on, rather than the issues at stake in the election, even though the issues will affect people’s lives more than any political-attack allegation.
Having worked on quite a few political campaigns since 1996, I speak from experience. Politics is an ugly business. Mud-slinging too often gets in the way of what really is important to the people. And, boy, it sure does hurt when people throw me around so much! Yes, pun intended.
In this case, mud-slinging is painful to the people of California. It also demeans their intelligence and shows that the party who is promoting these partisan attacks clearly has no respect for their thoughts on the issues at stake.
Davis is incredibly unpopular on the issues, so to evade talking about the issues, it is clear that Davis has cooked up a spectacular smear campaign against Arnold. Am I saying Arnold is perfect? No. Hardly. I’m sure he’s philandered just as many women as former President Bill Clinton, but the fact that all of these allegations came out three days before the election shows that it’s only a smear campaign against Arnold. Why has no one asked if these women were paid or supported by any of the liberal think tanks? after all, Ms. Flowers was supported by a conservative think tank seeking to sink Clinton.
If these were real, the media would have let the cat out of the bag a long time ago when Arnold announced his candidacy, but they appear to be pure political smears under the guise of something that we all feel is unjust.
Tomorrow Californians have a choice: (1) An angry man who beats his most loyal staffers and pushes highly damaging economic policies unbeneficial to the state of California, and seeks to stay in power by any means, no matter how negative or dishonest, or, (2) A philanderer, similar to Bill Clinton, who may be able to fix the economy and make the state the golden gate of opportunity setting an example for all of America to see, as it once did.
The bottom line? The choice is California’s to make, but the nation will be watching, as the winner, whomever it may be, may be a serious contender for their party’s nomination in 2004 or 2008.Powered by Sidelines