Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Don't use the "R" word

Well, this is an interesting campaign strategy. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Tom Reynolds (R-NY), has decided that avoiding any admission of his party affiliation is the best way for him to get re-elected.
Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.), who is in charge of keeping Congress in GOP hands this fall, surprised the political establishment yesterday by airing an early television advertisement that made no mention of his party affiliation.

Democrats suggested that the timing and content of the advertisement indicate that Reynolds, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), faces a tough reelection race against multimillionaire businessman Jack Davis (D), who lost to Reynolds in 2004.
In fact, the front page of his website also makes no mention of the "R" word at all. There is only the merest hint, via a wavy flag strip and a few stars, that he is even the slightest bit ... American. And his "vision" is apparently unrelated to that of the GOP.

He is not the only one stuffing his party in his back pocket, though, as Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo) and Deborah Pryce (R-Oh) have also declined to acknowledge their GOP heritage.

Somebody is trying to hide in plain sight.

[via Jesus' General]


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