On Bush campaign ads, a Washington Post article on Monday by Dana Milbank and Jim VandeHei said that "[t]he charges were all tough, serious -- and wrong, or at least highly misleading."
The piece continued, "[s]cholars and political strategists say the ferocious Bush assault on Kerry this spring has been extraordinary, both for the volume of attacks and for the liberties the president and his campaign have taken with the facts. Though stretching the truth is hardly new in a political campaign, they say the volume of negative charges is unprecedented -- both in speeches and in advertising."
Then quoting Scott Reed who ran Robert Dole's campaign, "[w]ith low poll numbers and a volatile situation in Iraq, Bush has more hope of tarnishing Kerry's image than promoting his own." 06.01.04
I find it amusing that Bush who claims ownership of higher moral authority and is said to believe that God talks to him, seemingly has absolutely no moral compass. It's not that I don't think politics is dirty -- it is -- but other politicians don't wear their religion on their sleeve and make the audacious statements that they know what our calling is from God.