Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Sunday, August 01, 2004  

Nice to see they're taking the high road. This appears to be an admission that they have nothing to run on. Has an incumbent ever successfully run a purely negative attack campaign?

Bush Planning August Attack Against Kerry: "President Bush's campaign plans to use the normally quiet month of August for a vigorous drive to undercut John Kerry by turning attention away from his record in Vietnam to what the campaign described as an undistinguished and left-leaning record in the Senate.
Mr. Bush's advisers plan to cap the month at the Republican convention in New York, which they said would feature Mr. Kerry as an object of humor and calculated derision.
Of special interest is their logic behind this:
The summer campaign plans described by aides to Mr. Bush and Mr. Kerry, who is in the midst of a two-week cross-country bus tour, suggest that August is no longer the slow and sleepy month it once was in presidential campaigns."
But didn't Andrew Card once say, "From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce a new product in August" (NYT, September 7, 2002). (I'm still looking for the link to this, since the NYT made its archives pay-only.)

I guess 9/11 really did change everything. And I really wish I could figure out a way to say that more sarcastically.

posted by lazarus | 15:26 | |
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