Why it's the war, stupid:
Unless the economy sputters more (and that's possible), Ed Koch's views
on the war may sum up why George Bush will probably win, as related by Jeff Jacoby. ...
-- A couple people emailed asking me to elaborate on the above comments. OK, here goes: I wish there was an alternative to Bush, but I don't know where Kerry stands on Iraq. Bush is quite clear on Iraq, appealing to those like Koch. Clarity is a big plus for the president. ... And anti-war protesters can protest all they want (yesterday's march coverage here
), but they could end up hurting their own anti-Bush cause (as opposed to a pro-Kerry cause) if they become violent and obnoxious. They're apparently close to crossing that line. Mainstream America is watching.
Update II - 8.31.04
-- Ooops. Spoke too soon. See above Tuesday post about the loss of some of said clarity.