posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 12:38 AM
"You've got to win this. You've got to beat this guy. We need a new policy. This guy won't do a darn thing we want him to!"
Of course, the last bit of the quote's facetious, but I don't think it's too far off the mark. Why is it so imperative that we do what everybody
thinks we ought to do? Whatever happened to a government standing up for it's constituents because they are
the base of it's
power? The rest of the world just wants to control us like a dog on a leash, and Kerry is playing into their hands.
As far as browbeating the citizen, that was a serious faux pas on his part. I don't think it will affect much, as most of his supporters will follow
him regardless of what he says or does simply because he's the 'AntiBush'.
(Yes folks, that is the scary part!) Still, there will be some
fencesitters who will take note of it.
I can understand bashing a reporter. Surely they can get annoying when you're the focus of their questioning. However, when you're stumping around
trying to win
people over to your cause, trampling upon those who turned out to see you is not the brightest way to go about it.