Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mike Saccone on Schaffer's Silence

Mike Saccone is the political writer for the Grand Junction Sentinel:

So is Schaffer’s silence a bad thing?

For Democrats, yes. Schaffer’s silence on igneous issues gives his opponent, Congressman Mark Udall, D-Colo., or liberal political organizations little to attack the veteran statesman on. It also allows him to work on his announced goal or rebuilding his party’s core, waiting for the right moment to go public with his views.

For Schaffer and the GOP, his silence is — to use a tried and tired cliche — golden. Schaffer’s silence while he works to build up his base ahead of what is certain to be an intensely competitive contest should be frustrating for Democrats and political reporters. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea if you want to keep free from early inning errors.

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