By Michael Reagan
March 06, 2004
Then, almost overnight, they dumped Kerry and gazed with awe at Howard Dean who the media star gazers told us was headed for certain victory. "Can Dean be stopped?" they asked in chorus before suggesting that he was unstoppable. But once Kerry won in Iowa and New Hampshire and Dean performed his shrieking act, Kerry was once again the media darling.
With Kerry now truly unstoppable the media has all but handed him the presidency, albeit in a squeaker of an election. And because the primary season is all but over, they'll give him an extension of his near monopoly of round-the clock coverage by focusing on the new most burning question of the day: who will he chose as his running mate? Other than that, their man Kerry has all but been installed in the White House thanks to the burning anger they tell us the voters feel towards George W. Bush. Just today, Tim Russert explained that Ohio is a hotbed of Bush hatred and suggested that as Ohio goes, so goes the nation.
Not so fast, boys and girls. I know it's an inconvenience, but there's a little matter of an election to be disposed of - the voters do have a little something to say about who'll occupy the White House for the next four years and it is not going to be John Kerry.
Dick Morris wrote today that in picking Kerry the Democrats have committed suicide. I disagree - they committed suicide long ago when they failed to support the President on the war and have campaigned against everything he has tried to do. This election is going to be the record of George W. Bush against Kerry's record of voting one way and campaigning another way.
The end result is going to be either America and all of the Middle East are going to win, or Kerry and the Islamicists are going to win. That's what the battle is all about.
Look at what happened just this week - the Iraqis have voted to come up with a constitution that's unheard of in the Middle East. The Democrats are so blinded by hatred they can't recognize all the good things that are going on in that region - the good news about Libya, the fact that we are finding nuclear capabilities in Iran - something that Hussein prevented us from learning and then showed the Iranians the price he paid for his resistance.
All of this is due to the strong
stand President Bush has taken against terror.
The Kerry campaign is just Ted Kennedy's way of finally getting into the White House - a place he could never get into by winning an election. Just watch this campaign - who's out front? Ted Kennedy? He's driving the Kerry campaign. For Kerry's sake I hope he doesn't also let Kennedy be his driver.
More bad news for Kerry: California is now in play. Over 60 percent of the voters backed a Republican governor's plan to rescue the state from a fiscal disaster Tuesday and turned thumbs down on the Democrat legislature's plan to lower the threshold by which they can raise taxes. California is now up for grabs.
What kind of America would
John Kerry give us? An unabashed lover of the French, his policies
would make us another France - the one described by Jean-Francois
Revel in his new book "Anti-Americanism": "It
would be nice if the French would learn to see themselves as
they really are: saddled with a government that is incapable
of instilling respect for the law and knows how to say one thing
only, 'tax and spend'; with an intelligentsia that is ever blinder
to the world; and citizens who grow ever idler, convinced that
they can earn more by doing less."
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