« The Friend of My Enemy... | Main | Well, That Didn't Take Long »

September 06, 2004
Don't Get Cocky

Folks, there's been a lot of good news in the few days since the convention, and a lot of news that may turn out to favor the President's campaign.

  • The President appears to have received a decent bounce in the polls.
  • The electoral vote count has shifted towards Bush.
  • The Kerry campaign is melting down so hard and so fast that it makes Chernobyl look like a candle dripping wax.

And that's just the news we know about already... but....


We have yet to see the full venom, wrath, bile [Harsh language alert! - Ed.] and dirty tricks of the Kerry camp unleashed. They will try their usual smears, and they will repeat old and new canards with, we can expect, the help of their allies in the mainstream media. We have to remain on the lookout for those attacks, and vigorously defend against them.

At the same time, the best defense is a good offense. No, I am not suggesting that we make things up about Kerry. Indeed, nothing could hurt our credibility more.

The difference between their candidate and ours, though, is that we don't have to make things up. All we have to do is point out the truth.

Folks, it's still a long way until Election Day. A surge like we've seen is no reason to call it a win, no reason to declare victory. As they say, the only poll that matters is going to be on the 2nd of November.

As the great Yogi Berra said, "it ain't over 'til it's over." Optimism is a great thing, but don't get cocky.

So until Election Day: keep charging, keep speaking up, keep moving forward, keep fighting. Make a contribution, start your own blog, or volunteer to work for the campaign.

Then, on the 3rd of November, we can all take a deep breath and relax, secure in the knowledge of a job well done.

[Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush.]

Posted by Russ at 02:21 PM, September 6, 2004 in Politics

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


I linked to this on my blog yesterday. Didn't have much more to say than "yeah! What he said!" :-) I sincerely hope that people don't sit back and relax now. That would be a very BAD thing.


Posted by: Beth at September 8, 2004 12:37 AM