July 27, 2006
Reading Poll Results
The Wall Street Journal (news page) is confident that they can accurately asess their latest poll:
WASHINGTON -- Republicans haven't persuaded a dissatisfied American public that their stewardship is succeeding. But the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests how they might survive midterm elections anyway: attack Democratic foes and separate themselves from President Bush's struggles.
That's the CW and it is being practiced by many candidates. This article names Maryland Senate Candidate Michael Steele by name in his disappointing "anonymous" swipes at the President. Yet I cannot see why Congressional Republicans are so eager to dump the 39% President and throw their lot in with the 25% Congress.
Hugh Hewitt laid out a good strategy for all Republicans to come together in his recent book "Painting the Map Red." He created "12 words" that all Republicans could rally around. Win the War, Confirm the Judges, Cut the Spending, Lower the taxes. Sadly, Hewitt himself compromised it as soon as the books shipped. He added "secure the border" and made it 15 words. I suppose next week, he'll add "Queers Cain't marry" and we'll have a real talk-radio manifesto in the works.
Individual candidates who want to win by running against their own party are making a mistake. Juntos Podemos, amigos.