The Politics of “Wake Up Wal-Mart”

If I were a Democratic 2008 hopeful, I might say “bring it on” to the Wake Up Wal-Mart campaign:

NEW YORK ( – Wal-Mart Stores is hitting back at some leading Democratic presidential hopefuls who have joined with the company’s critics recently. The world’s largest retailer announced it is sending out what it terms a “voter education guide” to its 18,000 Iowa employees, criticizing politicians who have recently joined with the union-backed group “Wake Up Wal-Mart” for a series of rallies. Iowa holds the nation’s first presidential caucus, and potential candidates are already visiting the state.

Footnote: Actually, I should have said Wal-Mart’s attempt to counter Wake Up Wal-Mart. That’s what I get for posting when I first wake up on the West Coast!