Ed Driscoll

Red Ohio

Rich Lowry writes that Mort Kondrake of Fox News, “Just said a Cleveland Plain-Dealer poll tomorrow will have Bush up in Ohio, 48-45 I think.”

That fits in with what Jay Cost wrote on Tuesday.

Update: If President Bush is surging in Ohio, here’s one reason why he’s pumped-up. And as John H. Hinderaker notes, Governor Schwarzenegger is but one star campaigning for President Bush this weekend:

Today the President is campaigning with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Ohio and New Hampshire. Tommy Franks, the President’s father and John McCain were all in Florida today. Rudy Giuliani is in Iowa, and Mitt Romney is chipping in in Michigan, where his father was once governor.

Think about it–that is really an amazing lineup of supporters who are not only top-flight public servants, but are capable of generating real excitement wherever they go. What comparable political figures does John Kerry have stumping for him? Ted Kennedy? Howard Dean? The best he can muster is a few appearances by Bill Clinton, whose heart condition prevents him from doing much on Kerry’s behalf. Which, I suspect, is exactly how Clinton wants it…Oh, yes, I forgot. Kerry has Bruce Springsteen with him. Somehow, I don’t think it’s the same. The voters are serious this year.

Hope he’s right–we’ll see on Tuesday.