“Negative is Good”

Thoughts from Charlie Beckett in London:

[Clinton wo Ohio and the popular vote in Texas by]pointing out in measured but unmistakable terms that her opponent was, as we say in sarf London, “all mouth and no trousers”…

“Yes we can” and “change” are great slogans but he has studiously avoided answering any critique of his record or his policies. Narrative and aspiration are important in politics. Gordon Brown is in desperate need of both. But American politics is particularly competitive and that means you eventually have to go beyond rhetoric and undergo tests of substance.

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