Sunday, October 22, 2006

Played out

Republican Bill Frist was on CNN's Late Edition this morning. The fear on his face was palpable. No matter what he tried to say, his body language told another story. He knows his party is in big trouble.

So, of course, in turn, they trot out their card of last resort: the fear card. It may have worked in the last 2 elections, but people are not buying it anymore.

From USA Today:

For the first time since the question was asked in 2002, in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, Democrats did better than Republicans on who would best handle terrorism, 46%-41%.

In a last desperate attempt, the RNC put out an ad that might as well say, "if you don't vote for us, you'll die. "

Almost makes you feel sorry for them... NOT.

I'm not saying we have this thing wrapped up by any means. A lot can happen in 2 weeks...and we have those hackable voting machines to contend with. We cannot be complacent.


Damien said...

Can they please get a new play book, I mean come on. I shall say it now the dems are looking pretty good right now.

1138 said...

Time is short and you are right - those bad machines are still out there.
We've had Republicans send out letters in at least two states telling people that can vote, that they cannot (California and Georgia).
The dirty tricks are in full swing and it's going to be a battle.
Maybe the lazy in america will finally stand up and start bringing us back on track.
That's a maybe.

Snave said...

The GOP has had a couple of presidential elections recently to get their cheating and lying down to a fine art. Successfully taking a couple of presidential elections away from the Dems has given them lots of practice, and it will be interesting to see how they apply their skills to multiple races around the country. I would expect nothing less than a number of down-to-the-wire races, particularly in areas where the polls have shown the Democratic candidates leading by fair margins. We can't wallow in the polls and get complacent, a lot can happen in two weeks.

For what it's worth, my wife and two daughters and I all vote with the left, and even though we live in a red-state kind of area, we will be doing our part against GOP Rep. Greg Walden, GOP goobernatorial candidate Ron Saxton, a TABOR ballot measure like the one that nearly ruined Colorado, a parental-notification anti-abortion ballot measure, etc ad nauseum. I am thankful that the most populous county in Oregon, Multnomah County (basically the city of Portland) usually votes 2-1 in favor of Dems/Greens/lefties. The next most populous county (Lane County, where Eugene and the U of O are) also is a strong leftist area. If it weren't for those two counties, Oregon would be a "red" state, but because of Lane and Multnoman, we usually go "blue".

Lizzy said...

This is going to be a very tough 2 weeks.