Question. Let's say you happen to be running for political office. Let's say your opponent hired a man to run a smear campaign against you and your family. It was significant enough to make an impact on the race which you lost.
Flash ahead to your next run for office, would you then turn around and hire the same man who was behind the campaign in which a strategy to use racism against your daughter to the advantage of your opponent? Would winning be that important to you that you would team up with the man who use racism against your own daughter?
Well John Mccain did. Tucker Eskew and the others who were behind the push-poll that implanted the idea in S.C. voters' minds in 2000 that Mccain had fathered an illegitimate black child, but that sure didn't stop him from hiring Eskew to help prepare Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Former officials of Sen. John McCain's 2000 campaign expressed shock and disbelief Monday to learn than the GOP presidential nominee had hired South Carolina political consultant Tucker Eskew.
Eskew, along with Warren Tompkins and Neal Rhodes, were key members of then-Gov. George W. Bush's South Carolina team during the 2000 primaries. McCain and his team long held Bush, Tompkins, Rhodes and Eskew responsible for the various smears against McCain and his family in the Palmetto state during that contentious contest. Voters were asked, "Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain...if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?" This was no random slur. McCain was at the time campaigning with his dark-skinned daughter, Bridget, adopted from Bangladesh.
Asked if the McCain campaign would have a comment about hiring one of the South Carolina strategists the senator and his 2000 campaign team once held responsible for smears against him, McCain 2008 spokesman Brian Rogers emailed, "No."
Winning at the price of your family, not for me. My Son is the most important person in my life, and no amount of money or fame would be worth his honor and dignity.
A registered democrat who has no loyalty to a party but to his country. I will criticize both whenever I don't agree. I debate with liberals and conservatives. Voted for Obama, before him Kerry and before him Bush.
Tired of of the partisan crap I just want the country to work.
Overall I lean more to the left, but like I said.....