Sunday, August 01, 2004

A Negative Bounce? That's A First! (with a touch of orange)

Newsweek tried to float a poll that showed the John/John ticket getting a 4-point bounce, post DNC Convention. First off... 6-points is average. An 8- to 10-point bounce was expected. The Newsweek poll's 4-point bounce is "the smallest in the history of the NEWSWEEK poll." (Hat-tip to Captains Quarters & Powerline)

But wait... there's more. This poll isn't based on likely voters, nor registered voters, nor even eligible voters. It's based on the amorphously lame "adults." Plus, the sample breakdown is: 38.5% Democrats, 31.5% Independents, and 30% Republicans. Uhhhh.... I don't think so.

Yet, the new USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll shows that Kerry lost ground! Bush gained in a 5-point swing in a poll that's based on likely voters. So, that's not a 4-point bounce for Kerry, but a 5-point bounce for Bush! Add to this, the lame comment by Kerry that he wants Bin Ladin tried in court. His flimsy ship is sinking fast, and the swing voters are strapping on their life preservers and abandoning ship.

Meanwhile, the John/John ticket decided to have a "lite lunch" by stopping into a Wendy's. Kerry goes up to four Marines who happened to be eating there, and well... you can read the results of that exchange here.

Not only does Kerry not impress these fine soldiers, it now appears that the French Party candidates' "lite lunch" might only have been a cheap photo op (surprise-surprise). The bus was already filled with a $4000 gourmet spread that included "shrimp vandallo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto, wrapped stuffed chicken, and steak salad."

It just speaks for itself, doesn't it?

Oh, and the Security Alert system went up a notch to Orange today for the financial districts of NYC, North Jersey and Washington DC. Read more here. As Kerry stated at the Convention in his Thursday night acceptance speech, "Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response." (Ummmmm... no thanks, John. I'll stick with the current Oval Office resident who's consistently been taking sober, sustained and calculated actions against our mortal enemies, rather than taking your instantaneous, reflexive, reactive, after-another-attack stance. I feel much safer that way.)

1 comment:

La Shawn said...

Can you believe it? Conservative bloggers are having fun on this one.