(Photo: Brown trolling for information).
This in a New York Times piece Saturday, "Ready to Attack Obama, if Some Money Arrives" by Michael Luo.
Brown's plight, according to the story, is that the shit's in the pipe and ready to go, but he doesn't have the dough to get it on the air.
But now he's telling World Net Daily, "I will cease 527 activities if Obama accepts public financing."
"Sen. Obama's spokesperson Robert Gibbs said the only reason they won't limit themselves to public financing is because of my TV ads. I will agree to immediately cease all 527 activities if Obama will live up to his earlier commitments to accept public financing,"
We wouldn't counsel the Obama campaign to begin any anticipatory breath-holding activities.
(It's hilarious hearing these conservatives pleading for public campaign financing, an idea they've scoffed at as socialistic and unconstitutional, and European for years. Their principles have proved conditional since the financial Gucci is on the other foot).
Floyd Brown is the evangelical Tacoman (University Place, actually) notorious for smutz campaigns against Democrats, famously at his apex with the Willie Horton ads that helped beat Dukakis in 1988.
All Floyd Brown needs is $8 million. For Christ's sake.
“It’s all about reaching a tipping point,” Mr. Brown told The Times, “Swift Boats achieved the tipping point. I was part of a team that reached the tipping point in 1988. In 1992, we didn’t reach it. We might not this time. But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to try.”
Although GOP operatives whistle past the graveyard saying something will come up -- there's been no major independent financial effort come forth to help Olde John's campaign.
Obama’s announcement he'll accept no public financing, means he could have a tremendous financial advantage over McCain. It'll wield an enormous financial advantage over Mr. McCain in the fall. The Times quotes Republicans who say that will energize donors.
Enter Mr. Brown, who says it is his calling to tread where the campaign is unwilling to tread in finding malicious gossip on a Democratic nominee.
Several Republican strategists interviewed voiced skepticism about Mr. Brown’s chances of operating at anything other than the periphery of the general election this year, citing the amount of money needed, the difficulty of spreading a message that incites the grass roots and stricter regulation of independent groups.
“There’s a lot of people who are trying to catch lightning in a bottle, but there’s very few people who have,” said Chris LaCivita, a Republican strategist who helped organize the Swift Boat effort.
We've been writing about sewermeister and born-again loser Floyd Brown for years. We have been doing our best to cause "weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties" to this vile human being.
Back oin the '90's, he had a talk show evenings on KVI, and now he often fills-in for Kirby Wilbur on Kirby & Co., an early morning talkshow around here (m-f, 5-9a). (Ol' Kirb has a taste for fill-ins with moral compasses that are notoriously askew. Filling in this week Wed-Fri was the disgraced neocon Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who was sullied in the Abramoff scandals).
The Times reminded us of Floyd's past fishing trips:
In 1992, CBS News reported that, while trying to substantiate a rumor of a romantic affair involving Bill Clinton, Mr. Brown hounded the family of a young woman who had committed suicide. Mr. Brown insisted to the network that he had a right to be aggressive in his research.
Luo writes that if doesn't Brown get his "tipping point" the millions of dollars that it took to pull off the Swift boat attacks he says he might be able to raise $8 million in time for the Fall. "That," writes Kuo, "would be hardly consequential, especially in the face of the expected advertising onslaught from Mr. Obama."