Sunday, March 07, 2004

They're not messin' 'round no mo' 

GOP wants MoveOn.org ads pulled


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee on Friday asked about 250 television stations to pull a liberal group's ads critical of President Bush.

The RNC sent the stations a letter Friday suggesting the outlets may be complicit in breaking campaign finance laws if they air the MoveOn.org Voter Fund ads. It asked them to decline to broadcast the ads.


In the letter, RNC chief counsel Jill Holtzman Vogel wrote, "As a broadcaster licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, you have a responsibility to the viewing public and to your licensing agency to refrain from complicity in any illegal activity, specifically in this case, violations of our nation's federal election laws."

They're playin' for KEEPS.

I've always been on the outside of most Lefties' arguments FOR campaign finance laws. I strongly believe that restricting campaigns from how much and what they can raise, etc, was bound to backfire sooner or later. I also felt that the Republicans' advantage in raising money was just a matter of which Presidential cycle we might happen to be in, and even a moot point altogether.

What are the Republicans going to do with all that money if Bush is so dirty, it doesn't matter how many commercials they buy? This idea has been borne out even this early in the campaign. Look at what's happened to Bush's ads ALREADY!

But now it appears that campaign restrictions have come back to bite the Dems where it could hurt the worst. I hope MoveOn.org gets to air their ads, but who would bet on that horse?

Not me.


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