They might have read how he won his first election by using technicalities to get every other name removed from the ballot. Or maybe they’re just similarly sleazy. Tom Matzzie heads a group called “Accountable America” which even the New York Times calls “an outside left-wing group“. They plan to intimidate the top 10,000 Republican donors into witholding money.
“We want to stop the Swift Boating before it gets off the ground,” said Mr. Matzzie, who described his effort as “going for the jugular.”
“Swiftboating” as you’ll recall is what the Left calls “people who knew our candidate telling the truth about him.” But they think it means “saying anything against our candidate.”
Charles Johnson calls it a protection racket. But it could backfire like John Kerry’s M-16. (Did you know he served in Viet Nam?)
Chris LaCivita, a Republican strategist who helped organize the Swift Boat effort, said Mr. Matzzie’s group was likely to have the opposite effect on potential donors, firing them up instead of discouraging them.
“They’re not going to be intimidated by some pipsqueak on the kooky left,” Mr. LaCivita said.