Here is Tom Ridge talking about his "good friend" the Republican nominee for the Presidency. Oops! He called him "John Bush." As Joe Biden would say, "Freudian slip."
Friday, September 05, 2008
All the speeches are done and I think that the new Republican strategy is to energize their base and appeal to the middle only through McCain's biography. Palin will go from church to church telling everyone that the Religious Right will have a de facto veto on everything that goes on in the White House if McCain wins. McCain will go to Ohio and give speech after speech that is a "noun, a verb and 'Hanoi Hilton.'"
The polls right before end of the Republican convention show that Obama has a 60% to 34% advantage on the "knows and cares about the needs of people like me" question. In an environment when 80% of respondents think the country is on the wrong track and 70% think that things are going badly in this country, that's a big deal. We'll see if McCain's VP pick and biography tour will shift that.
In the next few days we'll see if McCain got any bounce from the convention. If I had to bet, I'd say that he put it right back to a dead heat - erasing most of Obama's bounce from last week. But I am very optimistic about the debates. McCain's complete lack of substance will be exposed there.
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 4:23 AM