You read this Roll Call article, and you get the feeling that the author was doing his level best not to laugh at Murphy:
For those without video: it’s an ad that compares what Rep. West and Mr. Murphy were doing on the night of February 16, 2003: West was getting ready to deploy to Iraq, while Murphy was ending a night of bar fights and public intoxication by getting arrested. Hold on, let me preserve a screen shot for posterity:
WI-08 (not WI-07): “The Service Employees International Union [NOT the DCCC – ML] has canceled a previously scheduled television ad buy in support of businessman Jamie Wall’s (D) challenge of Rep. Reid Ribble (R).”
Nonetheless: good news for the Republican House majority. Whether the Democrats like to admit it or not, not having the money to protect one beleaguered incumbent and challenge two House freshmen is rarely good news.
Well, it’s rarely good news for the party without the money. I imagine that the GOP finds this very good news indeed.
Via @SissyWillis. I suggest that the Democratic party get used to this line of attack, because it’s going to get repeated from Bangor to San Diego, and from Seattle to Key West. Unforced errors of this magnitude usually are.