Sunday, October 31, 2004
I enjoyed the movie. It was Eddie Murphy's coming-out party, and it was a template for the Action/Comedy vehicle that would come to find its own niche in Eighties and Nineties filmmaking.
And now, we are come to this. Forty-eight hours to the election. No links today, just my hunches.
The prospect of a Kerry presidency frightens me. It will be interpreted by our Islamic Fascist opponents as a monumental loss of nerve, and for that reason, I believe that Bush must be returned to office. However, there is the chance that he will be turned out of service. That said, it is the right of the People to hold elected officials to account: November 2nd will be the day of reckoning for this President, and he shall be judged one way or the other.
But this works two ways. See, the American people always get the kind of government that they deserve. The American people may hold Bush to account, but it is we who shall be held to account by history.
I am strongly for Bush because I am fearful of the price to be paid should he lose. I simply have no confidence that this character that the Democrats have put up gets the war.
I am cautiously optimistic for Tuesday. I do not believe that Kerry will do any better than Al Gore did in 2000. Gore ran a much better turnout operation that was dependent on black churches and the unions. This go-round, Kerry is dependent on 527 front groups of questionable effectiveness. In Ohio, Kerry's 527's were paid ten dollars a head for each new voter. That's how we ended up with Mary Poppins and M. Mouse being registered using Browns' Stadium as a home address. If one was a 527 trooper for America Coming Together, one had every incentive to make names up, as George Soros was paying ten dollars a head to register bodies. As I write this, Democratic phone banks are busy calling up Donks to get them to the polls. Thousands of those being called don't exist, however.
Al Gore did not have to worry about a Republican turnout operation. Kerry has to be concerned with the Republicans 72 Hour Plan today. The turnout operation in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota will decide this election. All things being equal from 2000, I suspect that it is in these last hours that Bush's 72 Hour infantry will turn the tide.
I believe that Bush will win, but not with the mandate needed to resolve the political divide in America. The American people can be blamed, quite rightly, for this state of affairs. In 2000, they could not make up their minds. In 2004, they still cannot make up their minds. I believe that the news media has sacrificed itself on the altar of Democratic Party's political fortune and have lent its vast propaganda apparatus to Mr. Kerry's benefit. I believe that it is the efforts of that propaganda apparatus that has kept Mr. Kerry in the game, and may pull him across the finish line. The disappointing thing is to discover that for all the trauma of September 11th, half the nation, perhaps more, fails to understand the stakes at hand.
Whoever wins the election on Tuesday, I strongly suspect that it will take a catastrophic attack, perhaps along the lines of the Beslan massacre, to convince people at long last that we are in a struggle for our very lives, our liberties, and our freedom to come to God as we would wish.