Partisan Barbs
The Democratic and Republican committees come up with a variety of creative ideas to point out weaknesses in the presidential candidate of the opposing party.
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On July 5, 2000 RNC's Victory 2000 launched its "Gore Line."  The daily sheet has four parts: a lead story ("Rx  Connections Make Rx Rhetoric A Prescription for Hipocrisy"), a "There He Gores Again" box, a "Reality Check" box, and information on Gore's activities that day.  Later in July the "Gore Line" went online >.
The DNC responded quickly to Bush's selection of Dick Cheney as his running mate.  The website went up on July 25, 2000, the day Bush announced his pick. The site described Cheney as "a Jesse Helms Republican who has voted repeatedly against working families."  Citing several dozen examples from Cheney's congressional voting record in the period from 1979 to 1987, the site said Cheney is "to the right of Newt Gingrich." >
In mid-May 2000 the RNC started putting out a series of daily releases pointing out in many different ways that although Sen. Bradley withdrew from the race back in March he has been noticeably reticent about formally endorsing Vice President Gore. 

CD released April 28, 2000 featured 18 cuts including "Internet Inventor" and "No Controlling Legal Authority."

T-shirt points out that Al Gore has held few press conferences: "I tried to ask GORE a question, but all I got was this lousy t-shirt."

Billboard put up near Gore campaign headquarters in Nashville, TN.

CD from the time of Sen. McCain's endorsement of Gov. Bush in May 2000 featured such cuts as "Bush's tax cut-2/20, East Lansing, MI" and "Pat Robertson Republican-2/28, Virginia Beach."

T-shirt inspired by Geoge W. Bush's controversial February 2000 appearance at Bob Jones University and his actions thereafter.

During Bush's first foray onto the campaign trail in June 1999 he spoke at the Lilac Luncheon in Manchester, NH.  One the sidewalk out front, Democrats waved DNC-produced signs suggesting that little was known about Bush's views.

Copyright 2000  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.