I haven't been commenting much about the Colorado Senate race recently but an e-mail from Mike Miles campaign manager this morning struck me as one of the worst examples of the many gaffs that are made too often in politics. The email is below but allow me to comment. Point by point.
Firstly, if you want be known as the "underdog" then turning to the dirty politicking of calling anyone who endorses your opponent a "cowardly politico" is probably not the way to get started.
The missive then goes on to describe the efforts the "grassroots" campaign is undertaking to win the election. The thing is they are all the steps of a professional politician. Visiting the the campaign's website it is obvious that plenty of money is being poured into a flashy site while real content or innovation are not to be seen... Oh yes you say there is a "blog" section... with a single post from nearly a month ago. Wow that is innovative.
There is also the issue of spell checkers. It is an unfortunate mistake when you send an email to people talking about caste instead of cast. Perhaps it is a sign of the real intentions of the campaign? There are equally unfortunate spelling errors like Seabiscuit being mis-spelled Seabisquit - not that the voting public would be so fortunate.
Listening to the campaign it really seems that what is most upsetting to them is to be out politicked by a professional politician. For all the "Be the change" lip service the Miles campaign is proving to be a second-rate very political effort instead of any kind of new grassroots campaign. What an unfortunate circumstance for the country if this kind of petty desperation is allowed to make the difference in control of the Senate. (But the electability of the candidate is NOT the main goal of the Miles campaign or they would have done the honorable thing long ago and focused on winning a victory for the people of Colorado and this country.