Thursday, October 14, 2004

Forget Ideology -- it's classroom politics time.

I think Michael has a point about the importance of tone, style, voice, image...

This isn't about democrats or republicans, it's about 6th grade classroom politics. Kerry is the kid who did his homework; Bush is the affable slacker. Who does the rest of the class like more? It comes out 50-50.

This election will probably come down to random exigencies like voter-turnout, and tiny victories and losses in swing-states. If Bush wins, he will probably again lose the popular vote. Unless something major happens, I think we are looking at another nail-biter.

Still, I did think Kerry finally made some noises that will energize his base, particularly among women and African-Americans. He'll need that to get people to care a little more.

Then again, maybe none of this matters. Weren't most people watching the Yankees-Red Sox last night? (Fortunately, neither New York nor Massachusetts are swing states! Interesting...)


Alka Dwivedi said...

I have not yet read something so original and such a short account :-)

Amardeep said...

Thanks, Alka. Sometimes having exactly 9 minutes a day to blog (my fate this past week) is good, because you are forced to get to the point.