The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
The smell of desperation
You know that Kerry is in really deep trouble when you read stuff like this:Kennedy to Hit Campaign Trail for Kerry
WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (news, bio, voting record), often credited with giving a boost to John Kerry (news - web sites)'s presidential campaign, is launching a seven-week election drive for his Massachusetts colleague that will pair fund raising and travel with a barrage of speeches condemning President Bush (news - web sites)'s policies.
Kennedy, D-Mass., will make two campaign stops in Pennsylvania on Friday, in addition to appearances around the country nearly every weekend as a surrogate for Kerry. While the Senate remains in session, Kennedy plans almost daily rebukes of Bush's policies, ranging from the war in Iraq (news - web sites) to health care and education.
Wow. Kennedy in Scranton. That's kind of like the Republicans sending Jesse Helms in the New Engladn suburbs to drum up Republican voters.
I've got some news for these guys: Kennedy may fire up the democratic base, but to the swing voter, he is pure poison.
And there are an awful lot of swing voters in between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Have they just given up hope?