Skip to comments.Chapter 5: Teaming Up(The Bush campaign tried to stay a step ahead of the bad news)
Posted on 11/05/2004 8:28:21 AM PST by Pikamax
Nov. 15 issue - In late April, Bush's top campaign operatives were feeling pretty pleased with themselves. They were crowing over Democratic polling data showing that Kerry's negative ratings had jumped 11 points in the last two months. The Democrats blamed the wave of Bush-Cheney attack ads (by the end of May, BC04 would buy 49,050 spots in the hundred top media markets; three quarters of Bush's ads were negative). True, the Democrats would have to fault the Republicans, since they couldn't very well blame their own candidate. Still, for the spinmeisters at BC04, it was gratifying to see the opposition acknowledge their good work.
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This election has proven that the MSM can be beaten. That is huge.
I never buy Newsweek and Time but I will this week and gloat over the good news. :) Must hurt those magazines to have to write about the big Bush-Cheney victory.
"In early March, the Kerry campaign began secretly debating a ploy: to put off formally accepting the Democratic nomination until September. The plan was to float the idea to a columnist (conservative Bob Novak, an old friend of Shrum's) and build up some momentum."
MEET THE SOURCE OF THE VALERIE PLAME LEAK! THE DEMOCRATS DID IT!
What a load of garbage. The section on Bush was little more than a hit-piece. Ugh, I hate these people.
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