The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, October 30, 2004

GOP: Osama Bin Laden Alive and Well! Hooray!!

From the New York Daily News:

"We want people to think 'terrorism' for the last four days," said a Bush-Cheney campaign official. "And anything that raises the issue in people's minds is good for us." A senior GOP strategist added, "anything that makes people nervous about their personal safety helps Bush." He called it "a little gift," saying it helps the President but doesn't guarantee his reelection.

And it gets worse:

(AP) "It's very helpful to the president," contended Bush ally Sen. John McCain. (Insert obvious Shakespeare reference here.)

I was (foolishly) hoping that there wouldn't be too much to report from the Blogosphere this weekend. But I still contend that this amounts to good news for Kerry, as far as the few undecideds go. This statement should explain why: BC04 is openly welcoming the re-emergence of the man behind 9/11. In other words, they are excited about the fact that OBL is on the loose.

On the other hand, there are some indicators that BC04 senses some seriously bad mojo. Tucker Carlson recently called the election for Kerry, as did pollster John Zogby. And polls were showing Gore trailing Bush by up to ten points at this time in 2000.

My thoughts? This is all the GOP has to pin its hopes on. If the 'little gift' line gets any media coverage (unlikely), they might already be sunk.

Take a friend to the polls on Tuesday.