December 31, 2003
Julian Sanchez notes something I’ve been talking about: isn’t it weird that Howard Dean has said that he is going to play up his religion in the South? Part of political strategy is that you don’t tell people what you’re going to do, because then it comes off as, well, fake. I know Dean thinks that his straight talking is a plus, but ultimately it shows that he really thinks Southerners are stupid. Would he say ‘I’m going to play up my signing the Civil Unions bill to the gay crowd’ or ‘I’m going to go out of my way to be nice to Sharpton and Moseley-Braun when I know black people are watching’?