The stuff about Freepers being "overconfident" and the polls showing a Bush cakewalk in 2000 is an urban legend. I remember everyone of substance knowing it was a knucklebiter for the entire month of October. The DUI "surprise" was no surprise to folks like Hugh Askson and others who informed us up til then how tight it was.
This one isn't going to be as tight. Our electoral positioning is exponentially more advantageous today
Hear Hear Hear. Keep brining it Brother! Too many Freepers are confusing hypercritical attitudes towrds their own side with intellectual sophistication. They think they are showing how "clever" they are by beating up their OWN side all the time. They are not clever, they are intellectually monochromatic.
Come on Bushies, Let Roll.
The negative news parasites will be out tomorrow wearing people down. Freepers will start doubting their intitial take.
Initial takes are 90% right in life for sane, intelligent people.
But, like I said Johnnie, good hearted and honest Freepers will start being worked upon that this was a "draw" or that Cheney looked more "Presidential" than Bush. They'll take the hook, and the doom and gloomers job is on its way to being done.
It's like the sun rising in the East.
Our neighbors and fellow citizens, however, are going about their lives tomorrow and they don't give a shit what Craig Crawford or Dick Morris think. If they saw the debate, they know who the man to protect their lives was and who the glib boyish operator was.
So, I'm pumped. But I'm like Hewitt, I was pumped after the debate last Thursday night too. Bush hammered home important understandings in a Cam Neely drive into the crease, and Kerry skated figure eights like Brian Boitano.
I don't know about Freepers, but the last 100 polls (in 2000) on pollingreport.com had Bush up by ~4.5% on average. I admit the gap was a bit smaller if I limit the sample to November polls (~3.6%).