Originally Posted by Hogan11
Anyone else get the feeling that some are overly worried?
If you meant I'm worried, you're wrong. The way these things track, the next week or two should be the high water mark for Kerry/Edwards. What have they left to run on?
"The economy sucks. There are no jobs." Job growth continues unabated and the economy has made steady improvement since the aftermath of 9-11. In fact, consumer confidence, an indicator of how people feel about the economy, is at a two-year high.
"The Iraq War is a travesty". We've defeated a major ally of the War on Terror and replaced them with a fledgling democracy that will lead in future years to being less dependant on Saudi Arabia as our prinicple Middle East benefactor and can hopefully set up military shop with easy access to other bad boys like Syria and Iran.
"We're not doing enough at home to fight terrorism." I'll agree but do we really think the ACLU party is going to do any better? Under Kerry, do you think something even close to resembling racial profiling could occur or will we continue strip searching grannies at airports and letting unionized screeners fall asleep at the switch? Do you really want America's security entrusted to someone who steals classified documents from the National Archives or stupidly (and treasonously) hands nuclear weapon capability to China and North Korea? Kerry's foreign policy wonks are going to be Clinton's foreign policy wonks and do we really want to trust those clowns to run the show again?
One by one, the themes the Democrats are using to suggest Bush should be removed are losing their edge. And the longer the campaign goes, the longer we keep waiting for Kerry to explain *WHAT HE WILL DO* instead of just giving us platitiudes. Hate is not a platform.
Edwards is not even helping Kerry in North Carolina, according to the polls. Kerry is not even polling nationally as well as Dukakis did against Pappy Bush at this time.
True, there are still three months to go and there can still be scandals and gaffes or events that will shift the electorate. But if things look the way they do now, I'm expecting Bush to pull away to a 5-to-8-point victory in November.
It helps to know history.