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The Indefinite Article.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Campaign Fog

"Many Democrats are mystified by the direction of the Kerry campaign. If you look at the last several months ... and you look at the Abu Ghraib scandal, and the war in Iraq not going well, and a sluggish economy, and job losses in swing states like Michigan and Ohio - you'd say Kerry should be ten points ahead now ... The fact that we're talking about Vietnam, not Iraq, is an indication of Kerry's failure to present the campaign on his terms." - From "Kerry's Brain" in the Sept. 20 New Yorker


  • It really is wild. On top of all of this comes the secretary of state quietly saying that we probably won't find WMD in Iraq. I read it in the mid-pages of the front section of the paper yesterday or so. It's phenomenal! Basically, you have the anti-war people, and the war people, and folks who were like, "well, they say they have secret evidence, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt." The folks in the third category should be thinking, "well, I gave these guys the benefit of the doubt, and they showed poor judgment; that doesn't deserve four more years."

    I think the big reason why the current national/global situation doesn't hurt Bush's poll numbers is that Kerry is the Democrat's Dole. He's a hero of a lesser war against a lesser draft dodger; he's a genteel Senator whose candidacy seems more due to it being his turn in line than any great ideas, charisma, evidence of exceptional leadership, etc. If it weren't for the looming supreme court justice appointments and baby boomer retirements, it might be more enjoyable comedy. I'm looking forward to reading the Kerry's Brain article to see if there is anything interesting in there, but my hopes aren't high.

    By Blogger Adolph, at 4:38 PM  

  • Amen to that, adolph. It's inconceivable to vote for Bush but it's equally difficult to endorse someone so, i hate to put it so harshly but, seemingly empty.

    By Blogger Killy, at 9:06 PM  

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