Bush's campaign strategists, including Karl Rove, devised a push poll against John McCain. South Carolina voters were asked "Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?". They had no interest in the actual percentages in the poll, the goal was to suggest that he had. This was particularly vicious since McCain was campaining with his adopted Bangladeshi daughter. The sight of the little dark skinned girl made the seed planted earlier grow and John McCain lost South Carolina, effectively ending his run for the presidency.
Yesterday, Angelo rocked our tight knit blogging community by going all Judas and denying all knowledge of Harry, Bruce, Brad, the Doc, the Undercover journalists, Boni, "missing person" Bree, me and even his beloved Cinta -- by removing all links to us. Even Cinta! Would Angelo have removed his mom's link if she was on the ballot? Perhaps the better example is Mike Tyson biting Holyfield's ear in a desperate attempt to hang on to his faded glory. Either way, this campaign is even more negative than I hoped. I suggest to my fellow candidates that we take the high road and continue to link to Angelo Villagomez, the Saipan Blogging turncoat, as I will continue to do.