‘As if they are reading from Bush campaign ad scripts’:
Bush has a decent lead over Kerry, according to the latest WaPo/ABC poll
, even though 50 percent to 47 percent of likely voters disapprove the way Bush is handling both the economy and Iraq. What gives? As one voter puts it in the article: "Actually I would have voted for Kerry three months ago, but he's not improved or not shown his positions any more clearly in the last three months than he did a year ago. ... I think he's trying to be everything to everybody, and you just can't." ...
... Hub Blog got a kick out of a reference in the article to how voters’ views on Kerry’s flip-flopping appear to have been forged ‘as if they are reading from Bush campaign ad scripts,’ though the article quickly notes how that image might be ‘partly’ of Kerry’s own making. Partly? The boys-on-the-bus campaign media, never ones to acknowledge the average American has brains, just can’t accept that voters have downloaded and processed what Kerry has said over the past year and come to a conclusion he’s a pandering flip-flopper. So you read articles like this
that suggest it’s all the result of some sort of GOP plot. ... But weren’t local columnists, bloggers and even Dem opponents in the primaries bringing up the Kerry flip-floping issue before the Right Wing Attack Machine uncorked? All politicians flip-flop. Kerry has just taken it to new heights or lows, depending on your view of the guy. ... FYI: Great campaign stats here