By Daniel Fowler, Congressional Quarterly
Oct 20, 2008
The presidential candidates’ deafening silence on homeland security has a logical explanation: voters have no particular policy preferences on the topic, so there’s no advantage in being specific …
Randy Beardsworth, a principal at Olive, Edwards & Cooper LLC and a former Homeland Security Department official, agreed there are some benefits to the candidates not focusing on the topic.
“I think it’s good news, bad news,” he told CQ. “I think that it gives them both room to make rational, reasonable decisions after the election instead of getting painted into a corner now by having to stake out positions on homeland security.”
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