Wednesday, July 07, 2004
From Dan Balz's "Analysis" at MSNBC:
[Bush campaign operative Vin] Weber predicted that the course of Edwards's vice presidential candidacy will encompass the overall presidential campaign. "If voters go to the polls believing that America is at war, with terrorism and at war in Iraq, I believe they're going to reelect President Bush," he said. "If they go to the polls thinking about other things, it's going to be very close."I have an idea for how the Bush campaign can force "voters" to "believe that America is at war" when they go to the polls. Vin Weber can simply go to a crowded polling place with an explosive belt strapped around his abdomen, and detonate himself. The resulting carnage will ensure that voters won't be "thinking about other things."
Democrats also noted that Bush had no more experience in national security and foreign policy when he ran four years ago, although the world has changed dramatically since as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.There is no indication, grammatical or otherwise, that some unnamed Democrat or Democrats (or even Dan Balz himself) is opining that "the world has changed dramatically since as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001." It's just a fact. A fact that can be put on the other side of an "although." Good for America that the inexperienced Bush became president when he did, before the world had changed dramatically. Otherwise who knows what would have occurred.