The terrorist attacks in Spain and the subsequent election defeat of the Spanish government just days later has raised questions as to whether the terrorism mighthave caused the election result. Senator Jim Talent says he’s been in enough election campaigns to know that that it’s difficult to say whether one event can sway theoutcome. But he realizes the shift in voter sentiment in the days following the attacks in Spain might indicate the terrorists did play a role. He says if that’s so, it’s dangerous because it sends the wrong message to terrorists that they can intimidate democracies. Talent says the United States and other democracies cannot allow themselves to give in to blackmail.
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