I would also be worried about the amazing capacity of the American voters to remember anything about the past, coupled with the amazing readiness of the left-wing media to cover up and lie, so as to ensure that the voters are never acquainted with these inconvenient facts.
But we have in our favor a ton of extremely embarassing PICTURES of Kerry as a slimy war protestor. Those will be impossible to ignore. A picture is worth a thousand words. One picture of Dukakis in a tank was almost enough to sink him without any other screwups in his campaign. The pictures of Kerry are far more damaging, IMHO, especially since (have you heard?) he is now running as a heroic war veteran.
posted on 02/07/2004 11:21:52 AM PST
"One picture of Dukakis in a tank was almost enough to sink him without any other screwups in his campaign. The pictures of Kerry are far more damaging..."
I both agree and disagree with you. Dukakis in the tank was absolutely the kiss of death. But that was a picture at that present time. I'm not sure picutres of Kerry from years ago will be as effective. Elections are never about the past. I do wish SOMEBODY would challenge him more on his two-facedness about Viet Nam, and it reveals his general two-facedness which seems to be the only consistent thing about him. That part of it will be very helpful. Nobody likes someone who constantly wants to have things both ways, nor a politician who won't take a firm stand on the issues.
From what I see Kerry is like a potemkin candidate, looks good but nothing really there. I AM glad that he has clearly stated his position that the WOT should be returned to a law enforcement situation; Bush needs to bang the drum that that strategy was tried for two decades at least, and 9/11 proved it a failure.
I'd love to see W win NY, but I'm not holding my breath. I hope he doesn't write it, or NJ, off and that he campaigns 'round here and not just during the convention. 9/11 is still very much with us, and nobody I know (liberal dems included) has forgotten that NYC is still target numero uno for Muslim terrorists. The lib dems will probably vote for Kerry regardless, but the swingers may well be winnable.
posted on 02/07/2004 1:23:52 PM PST
(The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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