Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Here's the Problem

Democrats seem to be getting beat at the same old game we have been losing for a while...our positions take more than a catch phrase to get our meaning across...the knee jerk reason is that we think things through a little more and take in the reality that the world is not so simple as a slogan or catchphrase...I don't believe that.

For example:

The headline yesterday were:

John Edwards: Americans Should 'Sacrifice' SUVs for Environment

When someone takes a stand that someone shouldn't "do" something it seems like common sense that they shouldn't do it themselves...and it should be common sense that every conservative blogger or journalist looking for a scoop will be searching for a recent photo of John Edwards in an SUV...or worse come to worse one of him standing by one...and so today, guess what, we have this article and photo:

The Republican argument: Edwards thinks you shouldn't own an SUV but he owns one.

The Democratic response (from Politico's article):

Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz says they buy carbon offsets for the vehicles,
and adds:

"John Edwards believes that all Americans need to be patriotic about something other than war, and that means conserving at home, at work, and in the cars they drive. And that includes the Edwards family. They drive a hybrid Ford Escape, but they also still own a Chrysler Pacifica – which they use less often. He is reducing his own impact on global warming by driving a hybrid, building an energy-efficient home, and subsidizing renewable energy to offset the carbon emissions of his home, vehicles, and his campaign."

Do you see what I mean? Why can't the response be, "John Edwards does not own an SUV and Americans should follow his lead and find alternatives?"