Not So Swift
Friday, August 27, 2004
The controversy around the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ads posed a classic controversy for the Kerry/Edwards campaign. Should the candidate discredit the mudslingers before the mud sticks, or should he ignore what appears to be sideline noise, so as not to create something of nothing? Brooke talks to Chad Clanton, a senior adviser to the Kerry campaign, about the candidate's choices. She also examines the coverage of the brouhaha, which has included as much debate over the tactics of the ad campaign as its substance.