Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 29, 2002
POLITICS: Use It Or Lose It

Dick Morris says Bush is losing popularity because he looks less Presidential when he's campaigning rather than stumping for war. His solution: stop campaigning! But this ignores the point of why his popularity matters right now: because there's an election around the corner. Bush can hoard his high ratings, or risk some of his more ephemeral support to get the Congress he needs.

Besides, the fair-weather Bush supporters - the hard-core Democrats who nonetheless back the President on the war - will come back when the war in Iraq starts, because their support is all about the war on terror. That is when he will need those people - they aren't going to vote for Republican congressional candidates in great numbers anyway, but they will keep the heat on poll-watching Congressional Democrats to support the war effort, and they may yet vote Bush in 2004.

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