Thursday, July 08, 2004

Inexperienced? Not an issue
From WaPo:
Here's Tim Russert on the NBC Nightly News filling Brian Williams in on the latest quickie poll.

For one, it shows that the Kerry campaign got a bounce from the Edwards announcement, now leading Bush/Cheney by a 49 to 41 margin.

But the real shocker: When asked who they would prefer, upon the death of the president, if the vice president had to serve as president, Edwards outpolled Cheney 45 percent to 38 percent.

"It really is striking," Russert said. "We had assumed that an incumbent vice president, with the gravitas of Dick Cheney, would do much better than that against the inexperienced John Edwards."

Mark Murray of NBC goes through yet more results and writes: "Moreover, when asked who is more optimistic about the future of the country, 49 percent said Edwards, while just 28 percent chose Cheney."
See Russert at his craven, toadying best - laying the "inexperienced" tag on Edwards while bestowing "gravitas" on Cheney. Oy.

Not that the VP really counts for that much, but those abysmal numbers show why there's a growing movement amongst the R's to dump Cheney, led by former NY Senator Al D'Amato.

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