Look, I congratulate Bush, he took this election by storm. He is now completely legitimate, whereas four years ago many disagreed.
I won’t lie, the Republicans are execellent at running campaigns. As much as I hate Tom Delay, he runs his party like its a parliament and its successful.
Talking points over now, Kerry ran one of the worst campaigns ever. He allowed Bush to define him, he allowed Bush to define what moral values are.
(He allowed the term ‘liberal’ to carry negative connotations, when he should have turned it around, and said “This country was founded on idealism. JFK was a liberal, Roosevelt was a liberal.”)
He didn’t respond to the swiftboats, hell, this wasn’t even a contest until after the first debate where did exceptionally well.
The Democrats are in trouble unless they can come together and define what they stand for as the Republicans have done.
As far as Bush moving toward the center, it won’t happen. What with the House, the Senate, and probably the Court, I see him moving even farther right, and he has every right to do so. He won a majority, he won an extra 3 million votes, he is completely legitamate. His party is exceptionally organized and ran a sure fire campaign. He will keep on appealing to them, and he should, he has every right to and he ran a better campaign.