GOP Secret Weapon Strikes Again
Imagine you're a Top Democrat Strategist looking at this week's numbers: 13 House races are leaning Dem, along with a half-dozen Senate seats. Republicans are imploding from a seemingly endless supply of lurid scandals, the ceaseless horror of Iraq and a whole lot of depressing intangibles like the housing crash. Not only are the independents and libertarians and swing voters going Dem, but a million or two hardcore Bushbots are likely to stay home because they're so depressed. What would you do with John Kerry?
Lock him in a cage and throw away the fucking key.
Instead, Kerry is doing useless things like attending rallies in California for Phil Angelides, who doesn't have a chance in hell of kicking Arnold Schwarzenegger out of the governor's mansion. Worse, Kerry is saying things into microphones. Things like this: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
The conservative faithful is roused. Tony Snow has a whole script prepared for today's spoon-fed question about how John Kerry thinks the troops are morons, talk radio and blogs show the only enthusiasm they've managed in a month .... It's like the White House is paying Kerry to be out in public screwing things up.
Wait a minute!
Kerry and G.O.P. Spar Over Iraq Remarks [New York Times]
Congressional Countdown [Washington Post]