Why Kerry Will Lose, Part 2
They [the Kerry campaign] pitch it [the "two America's theme] as an antidote to the "politics of greed," one America peopled by hardworking dupes forever taken advantage of by the other America, occupied by the lazy ruling class with an evil amount of money.It looks like Edwards would also divide us into sane America and insane America:
SEN. JOHN EDWARDS (D-NC) (clip of a speech): "I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind."I'm wouldn't have been surprised to have heard that Edwards or Theresa had said this in a private conversation, but to say it in a speech is remarkable.
This is an indication of how impenetrable the cocoon around this campaign is. These people have surrounded themselves with yes-men. Admittedly, this is hard to avoid, but these yes-men are far-left haters. These people think that the red states are full of know-nothing hicks that really shouldn't be trusted with the vote. I can't say it any plainer than Edwards did. He thinks we're insane.
You cannot win races like this. Imagine a marginal Bush voter. Perhaps someone who is elderly who has been scared by the Democrat's Medicare rhetoric or someone who thinks stem cell research is a good idea. They voted for Bush last time, think they are going to vote for him again, but these issues have them considering Kerry. Then they hear this comment from Edwards.
Which candidate is more attractive now to that voter?
And is this going to impress the swing voters?