Monday, September 27, 2004

Quote of the Day:

"I'm not embarressed to vote with the President 96% of the time. He's right that often."

-Congressman Richard Burr


At September 28, 2004 at 5:38 PM, Blogger dallasblue said...

When is Richard Burr going to stop sticking his foot in his mouth?

Any thoughts on "it's time for skin to rip and blood to flow?"

At September 28, 2004 at 11:08 PM, Blogger Nathan Denny said...

Thoughts: Someone on Burr's campaign woke up and realized that their campaign was a miserable failure, and said well we need to get attention SOMEhow.

I think it's a weird move. But it gets headlines, and helps with name ID, which Burr desperately needs. It doesn't help with positives at all, but I'm not sure if Burr's as concerned with that as he is driving up Bowles' negatives and keeping the frontrunner right below 50 percent.

At September 30, 2004 at 2:16 AM, Blogger PJ said...

Yes, Nathan. But it's a pretty desperate move on his part. And desperation moves tend to fail.

Personally, what I took away from the debates is that Bowles didn't let Burr really get under his skin, and that Burr didn't really do anything that shakes up the dynamic of this race. I guess we'll know who's right when the next poll comes out...

Bottom line, though: Until I see differently, Burr's toast

At September 30, 2004 at 10:47 AM, Blogger Nathan Denny said...

Well last Repub. Senate Committee poll has the race at 45 to 44... Granted that's partisan, but still I think the next few polls are going to be really close. This race is about to tighten up as predicted, and I'm not sure it needs to be shaken up too much.

At September 30, 2004 at 2:47 PM, Blogger Mark Chilton said...

I thought Burr's closing comments in the debate almost sounded like a concession speech. He's done for.

But the "he's right that often" remark was kind of clever, I thought. Decidedly wrong, but clever. That line looked coached to me, however. Bowles has been using the 96% thing a lot and to good advantage. Burr's people obviously worked up the "he's right that often line" as a zinger to thrown in.

I imagine we'll see the presidential version of the same sorts of lines tonight.

At October 3, 2004 at 9:10 PM, Blogger Mark Chilton said...

"90% of casualties"
"Sure it's tough"
And a whole bunch of other repetitious stuff in that presidential debate! But Kerry did great! I was almost afraid to watch . . . but I thought the President looked like he did not have much to say! And now Newsweek is putting Kerry in a slight lead nationally among registered voters!

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