Agreed. Without the SBFVT, Bush loses the election. The Dems had effectively muted/neutered/intimidated Bush's attack on Kerry's phony war record and anti-war activities. The supposed genius, Karl Rove, did a dismal job in the campaign. The biggest surprise to me was how close Kerry, the most liberal senator from the most liberal state in America, came to defeating an incumbent, wartime President with a good ecomony. Truly astounding.
Please! The media blacked out the SB Vets! There was more Anti-Bush stuff flowing in from Move-on and all the Ne-Nazi wing of the Democraps then from our end. Kerry lost because he had no ideas and changed his mind more than a woman!
One thing you have to remember is that about 75% of Democrats would vote for a "Welcome" mat if it was listed as Democrat.