October 4th, 2007
03:38 PM ET
15 years ago

TIME.com: When candidates attack

It’s the season when candidates begin attacking each other, Time reports.

It's not in any network's fall lineup, but there's no doubt that the new TV season will include several episodes of that quadrennial reality show favorite: When Candidates Attack.

TIME.com: When Candidates Attack

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  1. Dave, Cheverly, MD

    Bottom Line: NOTHING has changed since the beginning of the year. Polls are the SAME! The only thing that has SURGED is the Media's spin to make it sound like Hillary is doing something. Nationally she is in the SAME place with poll numbers were in January. She has slight lead because of her name recognition.
    The only states being targeted for poll changes are the 1st 4 states, Iowa, NH, SC, and Nevada. Obama leads in Iowa, slightly trailing in NH and SC. Both Obama & Hillary have enough cash to compete for the Primary with Obama leading in the most cash raised for Primaries. We are just at the start line and no one has won this race. Let the games begin!

    October 4, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. O. Echevarria, Bronx, NYC, New York

    It would be ideal for candidates to rather than just attack each other but to focus on the issues at hand, the Iraq Conflict, Medicare, Schools, Social Security and among other things.

    Quite a sham and shame when one candidate, and I use the term loosely, feels the need to attack the other candidates. It means several things, they either don't have little or no clue on what the issue is about or they just do not know how to respond to an honest question or comment. Let us hope for the sake of the election year, the candidates actually campaign like true candidates and not attack the other candidates. People are not interested in what the other candidate is doing, they're in what you can do for them. Simple.

    October 4, 2007 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Jane

    These are left-wing jokers lined-up. we ignore them folks....They want to increase taxes and then fill their pockets. There is no account.. Voters feel happy that Government will pay for everything....

    October 4, 2007 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. bobbysingleton, Philadelphia, PA

    Okay. "Let's get ready to rumble."

    I think they should take the whole act to the Jerry Springer show.

    October 4, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Lance in Monrovia CA

    Don't you mean, "when candidates attack Barack Obama because they know that he's the one surefire shot we have of changing the status quo and actually improving this country?"

    October 4, 2007 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. Bob, Marietta, GA

    CSI: Washington. Crimes against humanity

    October 4, 2007 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  7. Frank Virginia Beach

    Political attacks have gone to a new level since Hillary Clinton became a senator. Check it out yourself. This woman in evil to the very core.

    October 4, 2007 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  8. Chip Celina OH

    I think the media is a bit culpable here. The old adage "if it bleeds it leads" holds true. We've become desensitized to content and keep looking for the next shock story.

    In these debates, a candidate can say "I disagree with X's that position, and here's why ..." The next day you see headlines saying: "Candidate Y SLAMS X on ..." They'll then go on to take this or that out of context, dig up some kind of dirt from the past and package it as "Candidate X has a history of being an idiot, but in 1878, candidate Y made the following remark..."

    Many people clamor for that type of coverage which has brought us to this point,

    Happy Friday!

    October 5, 2007 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  9. Michael, Houston, Tx

    I for one am very happy to see the early debates, and the fact that the candidates really are discussing issues that affect us all, and not being dragged into morality plays on who or which party is God's chosen party (what rubbish).

    I sincerely hope whoever wins that regardless of the backbiting which will invariably occur when the voters chose, that the country enjoys great leadership, wise decisions and long term benefits from the next president and congress.

    October 7, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. Bill Ward, Augusta, GA

    Re-titled to: "When Democrats eat their own"!

    October 8, 2007 03:17 am at 3:17 am |
  11. Louis Parses

    Republican = Big Religion Political Corporations

    Democrat = Big Religion Political Corporations

    Independant = Sick and tired of Big Religion Political Corporations

    Tax the Big Religion Political Corporations just like any other Corporation !!!

    Why do politician suck up to Religious Corporation groups? CASH $$$$$$$$

    October 8, 2007 10:51 am at 10:51 am |