Absolute BS. Cegelis supporters were strong proponents of our candidate, but we did not attack Duckworth.
Go back and re-read the posts on Cegelis' behalf, and then tell me with a straight face that we attacked Duckworth. We attacked insane people who said they liked Duckworth because she was "hot". We attacked the Democratic establishment. We said Duckworth was a "made" candidate, which is true. We said she had a "campaign in a can", a phrase that came from Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet, and is also true.
If that's "attacking" Duckworth, you ain't seen an attack.
Our fervent support of Cegelis didn't turn anybody off. Those who pretend that it did have some agenda other than letting the people decide who is best for their district.
Luntz is a proponent (if not the inventor) of a tactic I call the Lie by Proximity. That is, he says you can put unrelated names and issues together in a sentence or paragraph as a way of making people think they're related when they're really not--like Saddam and 9/11. http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transc
I hope and pray that Democrats will not become that dishonest.