Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The Dems Finally (??!!) Go Negative

Strange things blowing in the wind these days. The Republican
convention is now confirmed to have gotten Bush a serious bump in
the polls, even though it seems the early double-digit leads in the Time
and Newsweek polls over-sampled Republicans.

In response, the Democrats have apparently reached a general consensus (assist on the link to Jo) that the only
way to reply is with a scorched earth policy in which they finally go
after Bush, after trying to nobly remain issue oriented. Seems they think they've been too nice.

I can't be alone in my surprise that this does not appear to be a joke.
I honestly did not expect high level Democratic politicos to truly believe that
they hadn't attacked Bush enough yet. I thought that was a line to fool the
plebs.

This is what comes from believing your own PR I suppose. The past years
calling Bush a draft dodger, an idiot, a pawn of the Saudis, an
incipient Hitler... all of that was apparently all about the issues to the
Dems. So now when they go negative, they seem to expect great results.

This is what we call "out of touch."

The final two months of the campaign are about to get really weird. I share the concern of others on the right about how unhinged the left is likely to come when they lose. Especially if they lose badly, which seems more likely than a win for them at this point.

I still think it's too early to assume success, because the
left-wingers in the mainstream media (meaning 90% of them) are going to do their darndest to put lipstick on the pig that is the Kerry campaign, while
also attempting to demonize Bush in slavish devotion to the Democrat
"scorched earth" strategy. But at the moment I'm feeling quite positive about
our chances.

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