Originally posted by STING2
Rather than be a Democratic strength, I see this as a weakness. If you need books like Clarke to boost your election chances, your not on solid ground.
I don't believe these books are *needed* to make a case for the Democrats, indeed *depending* on external circumstances is indeed a weakness. The fact is that these books are coming out, and in an election year they'll play a part in the political debate. There's a difference between a Clarke and a Woodward and I'm interested in finding out the differences and similarities between what they say about the Administration. I hope people will consider diverse viewpoints about what's going on in Washington and not just rely on thirty-second sound bites on the evening news or campaign ads. These books, collectively, can contribute to a healthy debate on the issues, which is what a campaign should be, not a popularity contest or show biz.