Why They Hit Clark
by Josh Orton, Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 11:05:41 AM EDT
John at AMERICAblog makes the case for why General Wes Clark is one of the Democratic party's most valuable assets - because he's proof that leadership on military strategy doesn't live with Republicans. And that's why Republicans attacked Clark so aggressively after his comments about John McCain - both because Republicans have banked so much on McCain's military service but also because it's deeply within their interest to neutralize one of the most powerful Democratic surrogates.
And the traditional media holds guilt too - heaven forbid they'd need to re-evaluate their tired (disproven) notion that Republicans are the party of national security. So they just recycle the Republican talking points.
We can't let them get away with it. There are very few Democrats as aggressive and confident in our party's national security credentials than General Clark.