Senator Paul Hackett? You're all probably familiar with Paul Hackett, the anti-war Iraq veteran who recently made a stunningly strong showing in a special House election in a blood-red Republican district near Cincinnati...
It now looks increasingly likely that Hackett will run for Senate next year, against the vulnerable Republican incumbent Mike DeWine...
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But a Hackett Senate bid would channel the same intraparty tensions discussed below. Many Democrats feel Hackett was too anti-Bush for his own good, that his blazing rhetoric may have scared off some war-weary Republicans who nevertheless respect the president...
Kee-rist. "Many Democrats feel Hackett was too anti-Bush for his own good..."
George W. Bush's overall job approval ratings have dropped from a month ago even as Americans who approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president are turning more optimistic about their personal financial situations according to the latest survey from the American Research Group. Among all Americans, 36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 58% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 33% approve and 62% disapprove.
So Democrats, the minority in Congress, are afraid that Hackett might scare off some of the 36% who approve of Bush's performance as president? Democrats are concerned with losing the 36% who approve of Bush's performance as president? That's what they're aiming for?
That's what they're hoping to capture in the next election? The 36% who like Bush?
Hey, idiots! How about backing Hackett, and what he's talking about, and going for the 64% who don't approve of Bush?
In case you didn't know, in case Bob Shrum is giving you tips on winning elections, here's a little secret you might not be aware of:
The guy with the most votes wins.