|The grand debate about how Democrats can lose the election
||[Jul. 12th, 2003|12:03 pm]
They say basically what I've been saying, is that you can only win by turning independents and undecided voters, but the article seems not to know what to do, really. I think Dean is probably better than anyone gives him credit for; he talks progressive now but is really more of a moderate; if he, in the post-primary campaign, manages to couple his populism with a centrist message that actually sells through to independents he might have something.
How this all plays out is going to be interesting, and probably a bit horrifying. Bush is on track to have $200 million to spend during the primaries, when he'll be running unopposed! Part of the reason the Republicans have move the convention to September is to give them more time to burn thru all that cash. They get ANOTHER fat pile of cash after the convention. They have enough fucking money to basically buy prime time blocks several times a week on the network. It will be like 1984 -- Bush's monkey face will be on screen instead of Big Brother, telling us black is white, war is peace, and ignorance is strength.