And so, the title above is the closing strategy for Bush and the Rove campaign? Flip-flop, and the $100M it represented, went down the drain, so it's back to Lee Atwater tactics to try and squeeze out one more L-word squeeker for the Bush regime. Yea, that tired old 1980's strategy revamped for Bush and the Republican vision for the 2000's future.
Anyone that thinks Bush is ahead just needs to look at the last three commercials of their campaign. The media campaign represents the core message of a campaign; forget everything else, and look at what they are airing on the tube.
- October 22, 2004: Wolves
- October 18, 2004: Risk
- October 15, 2004: Don't Take Chances
In their latest, they are going for the return of Reagan's Bear in the Woods (yep, those 1980's again), but it's not even close, it's weak. Those TV commercials expose beyond a doubt the fear-mongering scare tactics from a campaign that's in desperation mode. The Bush-Cheney team is trading on fear because they are losing. The Republican dream to return to having a "Cold War" strategy should be recognized for what it is; a hopelessly backward-dreaming message that's out of touch with the present, and has no vision other than "more of the same" for the future.