• The Specter of Michael Dukakis Rears Its Ugly Head

    Wow! For a guy who's been off the political radar for about twenty years, you certainly have seen Michael Dukakis' name in the news lately!

    The former Massachusetts governor and former Democratic nominee for president has been pretty much off the radar screen since losing to George H.W. Bush in 1988. Served on the Amtrak Board of Directors, a little college teaching… you get the idea.

    But now he's back!

    First off in countless articles previewing tonight's scheduled debate, which unfailingly mention his botched response in a 1988 debate to a bizarre question about the hypothetical rape and murder of his wife.

    Then there was the harsh Christopher Hitchens piece in Slate, titled "Is Obama Another Dukakis?" and subtitled "Why is Obama So Vapid, Hesitant, and Gutless?" Ouch!

    And finally there was a comparison of Obama to Dukakis by… Dukakis himself!

    Seems he did an interview with PolitickerMA.com in which he warned the Democratic nominee against getting the same "Willie Horton" race-bating smears he suffered in 1988.

    The only appropriate way to cap off this media blitz would be to take one more ceremonial ride in the tank!

    Tags: Barack Obama, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Dukakis


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