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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

New Anti-Kerry Video

The beginning of the end for Kerry's candidacy?

Hat tip to Ace.

On the one hand, having people who served with you in Vietnam, including the doctor who treated you for your first Purple Heart injury, call you a liar - ouch. That's about as harsh as it gets.

On the other hand it seems that at this point, if people have listened to him speak in his low droning voice for 55 straight minutes at the DNC, seen the pictures of him gleefully torturing E.T., heard his wife say one embarrassing thing after another, watched the two main planks of his platform (Iraq and the economy) crumble as Iraqis get more and more independent and the economy is in full-fledged boom mode, not to mention all the other stuff that bloggers have been pointing out for the past year - if after all of this stuff Kerry is still neck and neck with Bush, I don't think the video can possibly have much of an impact. People are not voting character in this election. They are not voting economy in this election. They are not voting stupid campaign trail gaffes, they are not voting campaign promises, they are not voting hamster-CPR skills. They are voting for Bush, or they are voting against him. That's all there is to it. Kerry could murder a black woman on national television while screaming "Die, you nigger ho!" and he would still get every single "anybody but Bush" vote in America.

That's my guess.