Monday, November 06, 2006

From the point of view of a Congresscritter or wanna-be Congresscritter in a close race for election, it is understandable that he would not want a president with a sub-40% approval rating coming to stump for him.

But what about for the President's point of view? He could be vacationing down in Brush-Clearing-Heaven, TX, since the people, they just aren't that into him.

But I can't imagine that would sit well with President Mush-Mouth. His skill set is pretty limited, and campaigning is one of the things that he can actually do pretty well (despite his lack of coherence and logic and honesty).

So, he says to his lickspittles, "Get me out there! I got some campaignin' to do!" And they send him on his way to the reddest of the red states, in the usual bubble-wrap.

Who does this help? He is campaigning in places where the races are not in doubt, and is unwelcome in the places where the races are close. Pretty much the only positive effect of his stumping is the usual "the president today was in Buttfuck, Utah ..." coverage in the national media. People will see him campaigning and maybe it doesn't even register that he has basically been shoved into a corner. They are hoping to give hope to the sub-40-per-centers. "Look, he's still in the game, and so is the GOP!"

It is certainly not a winning tactic. It is only about perception. Bubble Boy appears before approving crowds, hooray Bubble Boy. It has nothing to do with actual votes tomorrow, and only about the narrative.

It is empty, and it is desperate, and it is all the White House has got.


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