Bush people see inside numbers going up

Bush insiders, on the basis of internal polling, say they are increasingly confident of victory, reports the Kerry Spot. But weren’t the Bush people also very confident on the last weekend before the 2000 election, and then ended up losing the popular vote?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 29, 2004 12:46 AM | Send
    
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The Bush people are confident because they are trolling the ex-burbs; rural white counties, for votes in this election. There is a report due out tomorrow that claims 150,000 new votes will be coming in from rural Ohio for Bush due to this effort. They clain this is why GWB did not visit Ohio once in almost 3 weeks. I guess Karl Rove learned a lesson about demographics from the last election; and where the votes really are !

Posted by: j.hagan on October 29, 2004 2:52 AM

You mean Rove has quietly given up his notion that Hispanics are the key to victory?

Posted by: Lawrence Auster on October 29, 2004 2:55 AM

Quietly seems to be the key here Mr. Auster. Rove and Abrusto still play the Hispanic card in public.

Posted by: j.hagan on October 29, 2004 3:19 AM

No, he’s not giving it up, just covering it up. Steve Sailer suggested once that Rove’s vocal championing of Hispanics in 2002 might have been a smokescreen behind which an accelerated get-out-the-white-vote could operate with little notice.

This is like the Clintons’ choosing Chappaqua over Harlem. They may say all the “right” things, and even be crazy enough to believe them, but when the rubber meets the road, you do what it takes to get you to your destination.

Posted by: Reg Csar on October 29, 2004 3:20 AM

I believe this rural voting story; and how the GOP has kept it quiet, will be in the Washington Post this morning.

Posted by: j.hagan on October 29, 2004 3:24 AM

That story about Bush and the rural vote in Ohio can be found in this mornings Washington Times, not the Post, sorry folks.

Posted by: j.hagan on October 29, 2004 4:04 AM

Mr. Auster,

Did you see the article from a month ago by Rich Lowry who pointed out that Hispanics are bad for Republicans? Lowry said that Colorado will go the way of California.

Posted by: Steve Jackson on October 29, 2004 7:19 PM

I think it’s hard to be confident about a Bush victory given that all the polls with respect to Ohio lately have Bush down.

If Bush loses Ohio, he has to win 2-3 states that he lost last time. If he loses Colorado or Arkansas, then it doesn’t look good.

Posted by: Steve Jackson on October 29, 2004 8:07 PM

Mr. Jackson, I did see the Lowry article back in September, and wrote about it:

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/002590.html

Posted by: Lawrence Auster on October 30, 2004 12:08 AM
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