When Rep. Jim Moran's, D-Va., son and field director Pat was caught on video discussing the ways a campaign volunteer might commit voter fraud, the coverage focused on his relationship to his father. It makes some sense, given that he is working for his father's campaign, but the conversation about voter fraud had nothing to do with Moran's re-election. It was about turning out the vote for President Obama, outside a party office in Northern Virginia.
Here is the list of questions I arrived at as soon as I heard the audio of the video:
1.) Why is the son of a congressman aware of these kinds of dirty tricks?
2.) Why is the son of a congressman talkingabout these kinds of dirty tricks?
3.) Why is the son of a congressmen talking about these kinds of dirty tricks when his father isn't in any danger of losing reelection?
4.) Why is the son of a congressman talking about these kinds of dirty tricks with a total stranger that is working in his campaign office in Northern Virginia?