Over at Schaffer v Udall yesterday, I took on the Left’s attempt to smear Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer with broad strokes of the “Jack Abramoff” brush, despite no evidence of any direct connection whatsoever.
While the lemmings on the Left salivate and gloat that their Big Blue Lie Machine slime job will bring down Bob Schaffer and clear the way for avowed liberal Mark Udall to win, Mike Saccone at the Grand Junction Sentinel‘s Political Notebook offers a more (mentally) balanced assessment:
In the short-term, it could embolden Schafferâ€™s supporters, much like a New York Times article that was critical or GOP president candidate John McCain did earlier this year. Expect Schafferâ€™s supporter to return to his campaign managerâ€™s statement to The Denver Post: Schaffer never met Abramoff and didnâ€™t know of Abramoffâ€™s connection to privately sponsored island getaway….
Itâ€™s also fair to estimate that the Schaffer article could have almost no impact by the time November roll around. After all, it is only April. Most voters probably are not tuned into the race at this point. Though it will surface in broadcast ads over the summer and into the fall, its initial punch was felt today.
Then again, this could have sticking power. Only time will tell.
Bob Agard says Schaffer needs to take the opportunity to respond, pointing to some larger questions raised by the Denver Post. I agree, and I’m glad to use this platform to clear the air.