how many rats based their voting in november 2004 on this one issue?
that "bush lied to us".
when we knew damn well that president bush had the same information that john kerry, hillary clinton, ted kennedy, tom daschle ad infinitum had.
you'd have to be a moron to watch television as your source of "news".
Perhaps this is an attempt to get out on the right side of the WMD issue before Iraq's stockpile is discovered in another country. They might still have some time before that occurs so that they can prep the sheeple for the "new message" and movie the expectation goal posts on the GWB administration.
I see the Left's false arguement shifting from "Bush lied about WMD" to "Bush lost Iraq's WMD" as events unfold. The "new message" shifts the focus from Bush's and Republican's honesty to competency. It also plays right into Hillary!s shift towards homeland defense, military, and immigration issues. The slogan "It's the economy, stupid" in 1992 was all about competency and "Bush lost Iraq's WMD" is the post-911 equivalent.
Obviously something is getting ready to break and the NY Times wants to be out front with the story, hoping the US citizens have forgotten their earlier take.
Maybe 10%. A low number to represent the number who would possibly vote other than Dem in the first place. Not to be confused with the larger number who cite WMD all the time, but would vote Dem in any case.