After watching the whole Kerry Debacle for the last 24 hours, I'm going to make a prediction. I think Kerry may have just put a huge hole in the side of the Democratic Party's hopes for taking over either house. Does that mean, Republicans can sit back and do nothing? Of course not, they've still got an uphill fight on their hands to maintain control. But Kerry did just make it a bit easier for the Republicans to pull it off.
Here's why I think this:
- It is generally agreed in the DNC that Kerry's anti-war platform did not work on the national level. It may work in individual primaries (Lieberman/Lamont), but it doesn't work when you're trying to win the votes of non-Liberals (aka: the moderates of our country).
- As a result, the DNC has been trying make the moderates forget what it was they voted against in 2004. But Kerry (who isn't even running this year) just stood up and yelled at the top of his lungs "WE ARE THE ANTI-WAR, ANTI-MILITARY PARTY!!!" reminding the moderates (and the conservative base) of what they voted to keep out of the White House in 2004.
- As a result of that you have the liberal base of Democratic Party (primarily found around places like DailyKos) cheering him on for not only make comments that insult anyone in uniform (past or present) but for refusing to apologize to anyone including the troops that he may have insulted. And remember, these are the folks who say that soldiers are guilty till proven innocent, child molesters, and war criminals. (ht: to Jawa Report for those links).
And you have this quote from an unnamed Democratic congressman in an ABC News Report:
"I guess Kerry wasn't content blowing 2004, now he wants to blow 2006, too." - ABC News ReportHappy Halloween Dems! Frankenstein just played one hell of a trick on you guys.