September 8, 2004


Message to Kerry supporters: The quickest way to lose is to think you’re going to lose. No one today knows how the election will go, and they’re talking out of their ass if they tell you otherwise.

Bush is not immune from his screw-ups in Iraq. The economy is crappy and people are worried. Investor confidence is slipping.

Kerry has a great chance to capitalize on Bush’s missteps and come through the Republican slime machine. (Maybe he needs advice from Steve.)

Many things can and will happen in the next few weeks.

So, hand-wringers: pull yourselves together. If you were thinking of doing something to support the Kerry campaign and have hesitated because of recent poll number drops, then you’ve helped to make Bush’s mudslinging dreams come true.

Don’t lament; act. Dispel the gloom. Do whatever you need to do to de-stress and then come out swinging. If Kerry loses we’ll have plenty of time to lament later.

Posted by James at September 8, 2004 1:24 PM
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Thanks for the cheering up. I was beginning to slip, I hate to say.

Damn the torpedoes!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 8, 2004 1:51 PM

I'm pretty bummed that Bush is so far ahead in Ohio, but other than that things are going well.

TO me this race, even in the primaries (When all the Deaniacs were talking about Florida) was always about PA/OH/MI/WV. If the Democrats return to their working-class roots they can hold those states. If they are the party of only the socially-liberal rich, then expect continuous Democratic defeat.

I'm thinking of calling up whoever is handling electoral stuff for the SEIU and volunteering my services for election day in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: David Grenier at September 8, 2004 2:15 PM

Imagine volunteering to get out the vote in PA and then finding out Kerry won by a hair. That would be a pretty amazing feeling, I bet.

Posted by: James at September 8, 2004 2:24 PM

By a hair or by a hairdo?

They really do have great hair, dont' they?

Posted by: Patti M. at September 8, 2004 2:27 PM

OK. I ought to have said "hair's breadth."

But if he wins by a hairdo, that'd be fine as well.

Posted by: James at September 8, 2004 2:33 PM

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