Nicole Sandler prepares for tonight's GOP Debate #4 on Fox Business Channel. The Gliberal Goddesses gather in hour two, and the Oppo Research guy who gave us Mitt Romney's 47% tape, and happens to be Jimmy Carter's grandson James E. Carter IV explains what a candidate should expect when running for POTUS (yes Ben Carson, we're talking to you!).
The ugly part of politics is the politics. "Oppo Research" is an ugly necessity for anyone in a campaign. You have to know who your opponent is, especially the ugly parts of their history. It's the ugliest part of the ugly side of politics, which is in itself, usually an ugly game. But not all candidates use the oppo research they gather in the same way. There are some unspoken "gentlemen's rules" - but it seems as if Mitch McConnell doesn't know or care. Mother Jones, the go-to magazine if you have a surreptitious recording to leak these days, [...]