A few weeks back, I offered some truly groundbreaking political advice, “Don’t be stupid.” I now offer a second bit of equally radical advice: “If you don’t want to be vilified in the blogs, don’t piss off the bloggers.”
That means don’t lie to them, don’t threaten them, and don’t mention their families. Ever. You may not like what they have to write, but keep in mind they have the pen and will always have the last word.
The advice is really just a corollary to Rule 1, but since some candidates just haven’t gotten the message, it apparently warrants separate mention as a rule of its own.