Monday, August 16, 2004

the american voter ? really ?

super-bloggers josh marshall and kevin drum are correct in noting that Kerry's position on Iraq is both coherent, logical, and sound on many levels. unfortunately, the point is moot. As Bob Somerby notes, the position is essentially:

Kerry says Bush should have had the authority to go to war, but then went to war prematurely.

Shouldnt voters be able to grasp this notion ? Of course they should. But will the average politically disconnected undecided voter even APPROACH this level of complexity in their thinking about their vote ? Does anyone really believe these mysterious swing voters are sitting around reflecting on the nuance of constitutional authority vs. pre-war diplomatic process ?

if only that WERE the america we live in.



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