Great to hear it. However, I'm not optimistic that Bush's bounce will be that great, either. This whole thing is still too close and too soon. We have no excuse to be too confident.
For several reasons I am very confident that Bush will have a much more impressive bounce than Kerry seems to have thus far.
The GOP convention will be far more effective insofar as the national security issue with people like Giuliani, etc.
Not many will watch the convention, with coverage the smallest ever.
Most folks already have chosen a side. There just is not that many people to sway.
However, I do think that the Bush speech will fire up people because when he really hits a homerun...and this would be a really pressure-full situation in a convention that tends to produce W homeruns...he gets people fired up.
Therefore, I expect the convention to result in a bigger bounce and a more-lasting bounce that will translate into votes and a W win.
HOWEVER, we should not expect some huge bounce. There just are not that many undecides. Still, I think we will get 7-12 points out of it...almost definitely not more though.
I believe that country is completely polarized between the producers, most of whom try to practice traditional
values, and those involved in "confiscatory" activities which include leftist politicians, trial lawyers and individuals who want to "confiscate" traditional morality as taught by all the major religions. You know who they are. The producers are mostly conservative and the confiscators are mostly Democrats. However, some Democrats have not voted with that party for years, because the party of Harry Truman does not exist anymore.
Pessimism will get you nowhere! Bush will win in a land slide! I believe this intellectually as well as in my heart. There is nothing close about this election. Remember what I said on Nov. 3rd. I know at least 50 democrats who will be voting for President Bush. I'm talking real people not liberals.