September 8, 2004

Things you've taken for granted all your life...

[Washington Post] ...Yet strategists from both sides said the effectiveness of anti-Kerry ads speaks to another ominous development for Kerry last month: the large numbers of voters who said they still do not know what he stands for and whether they can trust him to do a better job on the twin threats of Iraq and terrorism...
You know that stuff we've been hearing, about how there are hardly any undecided voters? I'm guessing that a lot of the people who claim to have "decided" to vote for Kerry had really decided to vote for a generic gray-haired Democrat statesman, which they've just assumed Kerry is.

And a lot of people have been assuming that, not matter how flaky the "activists" and protesters are, that the Democrat party was still run by grown-ups. As they get to know Kerry, (and his staff, which has grown to encompass much of the Party) a LOT of assumptions will crumble. We see it happening right now in the polls.

It takes a lot of time for most people to accept that the things they have assumed true all their lives are no longer true. Especially with the Democrat Party, which devotes much of its energy to concealment and disguise. The two parties look very similar on the TV screen. There are flags and balloons, mentions of God and country, and lots of sober, dignified white men in suits and ties...

Posted by John Weidner at September 8, 2004 8:09 AM
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