|Paul Hackett doesn't fit conventional political profiles. He is a Marine Reservist and an Iraq war veteran who opposed the war before the U.S. invasion and remains a harsh critic of President Bush's policy there. He is also a Democrat battling to win a special House election in Ohio in a district that has been in Republican hands for more than three decades.|
|Hackett told USA Today that Bush's taunting line, "Bring 'em on!" was "the most incredibly stupid comment I've ever heard a president of the United States make." He also told the newspaper that, while he was willing to put his life on the line for the president, "I've said that I don't like the son-of-a-[expletive] that lives in the White House."|
|Said National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Carl Forti: "We decided to bury him."|
I know there was another thread about candidate Hackett recently, but this one is coming down to the wire. From other reports I have read, the GOP has tried to "Swift Boat" Hackett by claiming that he never really saw combat in Iraq.