No redemption song: The Case of Bill Ayers

  title={No redemption song: The Case of Bill Ayers},
  author={Leo Casey},
  pages={107 - 111}
  • L. Casey
  • Published 21 March 2009
  • History
  • Dissent
The 2008 election was historic on many counts, but one of the more significant developments was the decisive defeat of the politics of smear and fear. As the campaign wore on, and the prospects of the McCain-Palin candidacy appeared increasingly bleak, the Republicans turned to an old playbook, one that had been used to much positive effect over the last decade. In recent elections, the patriotism and good names of Democratic war hero candidates, from John Kerry to Max Cleland, had been…