Sun Tzu once said, "If you are bound by strict rules of engagement in battle...
There's a lot of startling news in these polls — from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and Time magazine. But one number that could catch significant attention is this: in the Time poll, 46 percent of Republicans said they believe Obama is a Muslim.
...and your opponent does not recognize these rules...
Time asked a question that gave more prominence to the possibility Obama is Muslim, but also may have drawn out more subjective feelings from respondents:Do you personally believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim or a Christian?
...then you have already lost the battle."
Ahh, the August sounds of crazy winger dog whistles. When you hear "Is Obama a Muslim" substitute a word for "Muslim" that begins with the next letter of the alphabet.
The letter N.
Here endeth the lesson.