Rather than living with her at times controversial but undeniably clear opinions on topics ranging from Social Security to health care reform, the strategists now in charge of Sharron Angle’s U.S. Senate campaign have chosen to try to soften her.
As I’ve written, this is a really risky decision that threatens to strip Angle of her genuine appeal to conservative voters.
Trouble is, Angle’s tough comments were part of her upstart campaign’s website, which now has been redrafted to attempt to make her more appealing to moderate Republicans.
But nothing really disappears from the Internet, and Harry Reid’s campaign staffers have managed to obtain a copy of the original website, which they’ve recreated in an attempt to show Angle’s extreme positions and perhaps set up the mother of all flip-flopper advertisements.
Meanwhile, Angle’s camp is crying foul, sending letters, yelling about copyright infringement and threatening to sue.
In short, they’re looking like amateurs.
They’ll do anything but admit they screwed up by trying to reinvent a firebrand social conservative who until recently presented opinions and positions that were anything but unclear.