Saturday, September 23, 2006

Wrong, I believe.

Ben's comment:

I believe the American voters are:

* Very proud of their country,

* Seek to take care of the least among us,

* Want to non-coercively promote to the views and values of human liberty.

* Seek wealth for mostly good purposes, in the (regulated) give and take of a free market.

President Bush, with a remarkable amount of OJT, has done that.

George Will --- with whom I have some disagreements --- said that "America is the most important story in history."

Next to the Big Bang I guess I'd buy that.

Ben



This I believe.

We shall overcome, one day...



Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Big Mistake. Very.":

Big mistake to keep Bush under wraps? Why? If the polls indicate that Republican candidates in certain critical districts will do better with voters if President Bush is kept at a distance, isn't that a good electoral strategy?

In case you haven't noticed, Ben, President Bush's poll numbers are still pretty low. The economy might be doing well, but most voters don't think so. I believe Bush will be viewed in a better light in a few years, too, but that doesn't mean he is a good campaign tool right now. Do you seriously believe Lincoln Chaffee or Christopher Shays will be helped by campaign visits from President Bush??!?!?

If you want Republicans to retain the House in a couple of months, better to keep the unpopular Republican president away from swing districts. It just makes sense.

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Posted by Anonymous to Wattenblog at 9/23/2006 01:41:54 PM

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, fine Ben -- you may be right about Bush being a great man and that the average voter wants the same thing he wants. But that still doesn't change the fact that moderate Republicans will be hurt by campaign visits from President Bush in SOME districts. Just a small handful of districts. But enough to make it something to worry about for the midterm elections.

Do you really see this in stark black and white? Do you sincerely believe that President Bush will help 100% of the candidates campaigning this Fall? Do you really believe that he might HURT 1% or 2% of those swing districts where Democrats are gaining advantage? If that's what you believe then you're off your rocker. As you have been fond of saying on this blog -- How do you know? How can you possibly say that with surety and certainty?

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