Thursday, September 02, 2010

Supporting But Not Endorsing?

There are times in an election year when politicians best not speak:

Beth Harwell is a former Tennessee Republican Chairman, so she knows that appearances matter in an election year, especially one in which your party has the opportunity to do rather well. It is really fine for Harwell to voice her personal support for Senator Henry to Doug Henry, but any appearances of a party that is not united is something that the mainstream news media can and will exploit to try and benefit the Democrats as a whole. Mentioning anything about a personal preference that would not favor the Republican nominee allows the press to paint Republicans as disunited, however much of an exaggeration that might be.

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