One of THE basic problems with the "Compassionate Conservatives"...and I, for one, am sick of it.
Have you always been ignorant about how the world works or did you have to take lessons? Here is rule 1.
If Bush were so stupid as to respond to Teddy Kennedy's attack, the media would destroy Bush in 3 weeks.Bush could give a perfect point by point refutation to Kennedy's attacks. The stories would only say that Bush denied the allegations,and then put Teddy on for 30 seconds to make more charges and claim that Bush could not refute the charges. If Bush replied again, the media would just say Bush denied the charges and then put teddy on the news to say the charges are true and to make new charges. That scenerio would continue until Bush was removed from office or was forced to resign.
In 6 weeks Bush would be at a 20 percent approval rating and would be impeached and convicted in 8 weeks.
Teddy has a win win situation. If Bush picks up Teddy's gauntlet, the media kills Bush with the moderate voters he needs to stay in office. If Bush refuses to pick up the gauntlet he loses people on the right.
Guess what Teddy and the Media think of you. There is a reason the media thinks the right is stupid. Can you figure out why? I didn't think so!!!
There is reason to believe the Democrat base is more loyal and harder to fool than the Conservative base. The left never falls for such ploys.. they stuck with Clinton no matter what. No matter how often the Democrats refuse to repy to Rush or Hannity their base never loses faith in the Democrat leadership. But the conservatives base is like putty in the liberals hands. They play conservative like the gulible rightr wingers they know they are. The left challenges Republicans to a fight in the meida. The media is totally biased for the left. When the Repulican refuses to fight on Democrat turf with a leftist media as referee, the conservatives trash the Republican.
The object is to win the election, not give the media the power to referee a fight between Kennedy and Bush.