Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Winning the spin war in the final week of the election is critical. Given how close this election is, the candidate with the momentum during the final week is likely to win. The good news is that we're winning easily this week. Yesterday's news was all about the missing explosives in Iraq and Clinton's entry onto the campaign trail.
It looks to me like the Clinton story has legs for today, and now we've also got the need for $70 million more in funding for Iraq plus the plan to send in another 22,000 troops. Meanwhile, Bush is having a hard time getting airplay for his message.
Hats off to team Kerry for grabbing the initiative at this critical time. I hope they have a plan for the end of the week as well. If it were me, I'd push the 22,000 troops and the potential for a draft.