Hugh Hewitt wrote an interesting post yesterday.
The bottom-line is that it has become very difficult for politicians to run phony races. There are now too many people who are able to question false claims and have those questions rise to the public’s attention.
This is bad news for Kerry.
Winning high office requires many people to trust you. If you are repeatedly shown to be unreliable, then you’ll have a lot of trouble winning that trust, or major elections.
It used to be fairly easy for a politician to lie repeatedly to different groups and have the mainstream press let this kind of thing slide (especially if you were a Democrat). The landscape has changed, there are many new sources of information, and getting away with this has become much more difficult.
I think that this is a good thing.