From my double standard detector. As heard on several newscasts this week.
"(Republican candidate) was out trying to shore up his base and boost his sagging poll numbers by focusing on (issue)."
"(Democrat candidate) was at (public place) listening to concerns of citizens about (issue)."
The Pubby is a cynical desperate politician who will say anything to gain power.
The Democrat is a warm, caring, altruist who enjoys public service and helping others worse off than himself....
...despite losing every election.