Only if the American people have a complete and total memory failure if the nation has collective amnesia for the next nine months."
This is the problem. Not only memory failure, but most who make up the electorate are incredibly lazy from an intellectual viewpoint. They'll believe what they're told by the media or what they feel. And this campaign will be played in the media as Kerry the Populist, Kerry the War Hero, Kerry-Who-Cares-About-You, against the detached, isolated, uncaring Bush who snuck into the White House on the heels of a USSC decision. No mention will be made of Kerry's hobnobbing with the indescribably wealthy out on Nantucket Sound, marrying twice into unimaginable fortunes, a Vietnam burn-out who threw in his lot with antiwar protestors and Hollywood elites who made their bones marching in antiwar protests. There is a lot of damning stuff out there about Clinton, er, Kerry, but that will only matter if, first, the opposition has the guts to use it, second, it gets out there, and, third and most importantly, people care about it.
Remember the events of 30 years ago? Hell, the sheeple are in the process of acquiring mass amnesia about 9/11/2001, and the media are more than happy to bury it down the memory hole. Bush and the 'Pubs better get off their duffs and start working to remind people of these things, or they'll find themselves exactly in the spot that Bush 41 was in in '92, spending all their time between the convention and the election trying to crack 40%.
posted on 02/07/2004 12:27:53 PM PST
To: chimera; billorites; leadpenny; MikeWUSAF; Cinnamon Girl; BraveMan; whinecountry; Straight Pipes; ..
You said it all!
ping to post # 17
posted on 02/07/2004 1:01:30 PM PST
(Like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin' by)
Think bigger. Bush and pubbies made a strategic decision to shut up and let wackos dominate the democrat party for a while. And they are just doing their regular work. The red meat you want will be of better quality later! Meanwhile, just grab a bag of Doritos and some cheese dip and the adult beverage of your choice. All politicians know it's their time to humor us regular folks!
posted on 02/07/2004 1:04:33 PM PST
Remember the events of 30 years ago?
Everyone who served in Vietnam can remember those years, and all the following years back in the USA when the war was not spoken of with patriotic pride. I do not see how any of them can envision a president of the US to be a man who reviled their service before a Congressional committee.
posted on 02/07/2004 6:38:07 PM PST
(Mainstream America Is Conservative America)
Bush and the 'Pubs better get off their duffs and start working to remind people of these things, or they'll find themselves exactly in the spot that Bush 41 was in in '92, spending all their time between the convention and the election trying to crack 40%.
Apparently, the Bush forces are locked at 45 percent, according to the new Newsweek poll carried now by Matt Drudge. The administration seems to be quiet as a mouse about Kerry's rise in voter popularity -- nearly asleep at the switch.
posted on 02/07/2004 9:53:19 PM PST
by Theodore R.
(When will they ever learn?)
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