Why, something seems to be stirring among the Democratic party’s leadership:
Democrats understand Sarah Palin is a formidable political force who has upset the Obama victory plan. The latest Washington Post/ABC Poll shows John McCain taking a 12-point lead over Barack Obama among white women, a reversal of Mr. Obama’s eight-point lead last month.
It’s no surprise, then, that Democrats have airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers into Anchorage, the state capital Juneau and Mrs. Palin’s hometown of Wasilla to dig into her record and background. [John Fund’s] sources report the first wave arrived in Anchorage less than 24 hours after John McCain selected her on August 29.
This aggressive oppo research is all well and good but the Dems might want to think about oh… I dunno… maybe reaching out to Clinton supporters, too. Or proving that Obama is actually more committed to liberal ideals and policies than he’s demonstrated thus far by encouraging him to drop the post-partisan bullshit, move to the left on various issues, and to go after McCain-Palin with the same zeal — and dirty tactics — that he used when going after Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
Just a thought.
Of course, we’ve heard the Dems make aggressive noises before, only to fail in following-up with aggressive actions; see “Rove, Karl” for an example.