DNC Tells Supporters to Video GOP Events
Democrats launch gaffe-hunting site
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 29, 2010 12:49 PM CDT
John McCain looks towards supporters pointing cell phone cameras while signing autographs after a rally at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa, Oct. 8, 2008.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

(Newser) – If the Democratic National Committee has its way, Democrats around the country will soon be following Republican candidates around with video cameras or smartphones, hoping to catch them in some game-changing gaffe. The DNC today unveiled “the Accountability Project,” a website where supporters can upload video or audio recordings of Republicans. Aides tell the Huffington Post they’re hunting for another “Macaca moment,” like the one that sank George Allen.

Still, Democrats say they’re not encouraging aggressive tactics or ambush interviews. The site lays out almost lawyerly instructions for eager videographers. “There is no wink-wink, nod-nod about that,” says the project’s director. “We are really just looking to record what is naturally happening out there.” The RNC, meanwhile, says the DNC’s done “a complete 180,” since two weeks ago they were decrying trackers as a “gotcha game,” in the wake of Bob Etheridge’s freakout.

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patriot76
Jun 29, 2010 11:35 PM CDT
Most of us Americans just see it as one group of traitor prostitute politicians spying on another to see which group can stoop the lowest....throw them all out in November and vote anit incumbent and vote for the new guy or gal and throw out the old established crooked politician to send a message that we need fresh blood running this country and term limits.
JoeQ
Jun 29, 2010 8:43 PM CDT
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SilenceDogood
Jun 29, 2010 6:41 PM CDT
They are trying to make up for Biden.