A non-Democratic friend told me to day that he expected the Drudge videotape of Wesley Clark saying nice things about Bush and his crew at a Lincoln Day dinner two years and change ago would hurt him among what he called “red-meat Democrats.” Well, I like mine pretty rare, but it doesn’t bother me at all.
If I were Clark, I’d say, “Right. And I’m not the only one Bush has sorely disappointed. As the song says, ‘Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.’ “
With swing voters in a general election, it can’t hurt him at all. They like non-partisanship, remember?
Update Politus has more. It turns out that Clark addressed a similar Democratic gathering a week after his Lincoln Day dinner speech. I guess a victorious four-star general who is also a local boy must count as some sort of celebrity in Arkansas.