Ed Driscoll

This Just In!

Republican candidates for election or re-election support a Republican president!

Or as Jim Geraghty (whom we recently interviewed) writes:

One of the more intriguing comments I’ve run across lately came in Peggy Noonan’s column, quoting another NRO blogger, Kellyanne Conway.

“The Democrats now are incapable of answering a question on policy without mentioning Bush six times,” says pollster Kellyanne Conway. ” ‘What is your vision on Iraq?’ ‘Bush lied us into war.’ ‘Health care? ‘Bush hasn’t a clue.’ They’re so obsessed with Bush it impedes them from crafting and communicating a vision all their own.”

That seems accurate. I realize that I’m not the target demographic for Democratic messages, but I wonder how many voters out there feel like, “Okay, fine! We get it! You hate Bush! You really, really hate him! Got it! Now, tell me what you’re going to do to solve our country’s problems, because if you don’t have a better idea, there’s no point in me showing up to vote you into office.”

Maybe BDS alone will be the left’s ticket to victory in 2006–but it wasn’t in 2002 and 2004.

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