fighting nothing with nothing

Quote of the day, found in the last sentence of the following excerpt from Frank Rich's column:

As the reigning cliché had it, 2002 was the "Seinfeld" election — an election about nothing. But how could an election in the midst of one war and on the eve of another be about nothing? How could an election at a time of economic torpor be about nothing? Even Jeb Bush, in an arguably Freudian episode of one-upmanship after his victory, said flatly on TV that while Florida was doing well, "the national economy is weak." This election was not about nothing; it's the Democrats who were about nothing. That is hardly the ideal stance from which to fight someone like George W. Bush.