PEREZ HAS A REMINDER
The Democratic motto which begins “When they go low ... ” has been through several incarnations, including its original version, which emerged in a speech by first lady Michelle Obama at the 2016 Democratic National Convention as she spoke of aggressive political opponents.
She advised Democrats, “When they go low, we go high.”
More recently, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. offered, “When they go low, we kick them.” There were other spin-offs as well.
Now Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez has his own version of the phrase as the midterm elections draw nigh: “When they go low, we go vote,” he told MSNBC.
Prudent Republican strategists also should heed his comment, particularly as election clock ticks, and the unprecedented surge of early voting continues nationwide.