Thursday, June 10, 2004
New Kerry Strategy Beating up Bush
Taking a battering in the polls
CAMPAIGN MASTERY. It would seem that things have been going George Bush's way of late. The economy is now inarguably in a state of rapid growth, including the job market. The announcement of a prime minister, president, and ministers of Iraq is beginning to make it look as if the occupation really is in a state of transition to self-rule. And the recent death of Ronald Reagan has served to remind Americans that there's been more than one cowboy president who chopped wood on his ranch and stood up to a firestorm of domestic criticism about his bold and highly aggressive foreign policy. Yet the latest published results of polling appear to show Kerry opening up a lead just as all these developments are breaking Bush's way. What gives? The answer is easy. The smartest thing Kerry has done in months was proclaim the suspension of his campaign efforts during the Reagan funeral drama. We haven't seen or heard from him in days. Voila. He starts shooting up in the voters' estimation.
Anything we can do about it? Maybe not much in the macro sense. We don't have the clout to drag him back into the public eye where he would no doubt resume damaging his own presidential prospects. For the sake of our own morale, we should remember that this will happen. Before we know it, he'll be out there again, droning his absolute eternal support for all sides of every issue. Until then, we can improve his visibility to ourselves at least. That's why we're providing access to a fun little game that allows you to box with Kerry on the White House lawn. It's even possible to knock him out. We did. Just click on this link, (wait for the game to load -- it will) read the instructions, and when the game starts, wait for the bell to ring (!!!) before throwing any punches. Then have at it. It's easy, it's all in good fun, and you just might feel better...