The President has been telling the press that, “The political season will come in its own time.” Well, its time came during a speech to Republican governors. The key areas on which the Bush team will focus their efforts include taxes, security (“It’s a choice between an America that leads the world with strength and confidence, or an America that is uncertain in the face of danger.”) and on portraying John Kerry as a waffler: “They’re for tax cuts and against them. They’re for NAFTA and against NAFTA. They’re for the Patriot Act and against the Patriot Act. They’re in favor of liberating Iraq, and opposed to it. And that’s just one senator from Massachusetts.” The message (backed by a massive campaign war chest) will take to the airwaves next week (Sex and the City replaced by abstinence in Crawford?).
. . . Monday February 23, 2004