Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Dems command Lurch - "Straighten Those Deck Chairs!"
Howard Fineman over at Newsweek reports that top Democratic operatives want Lurch to shake up his campaign staff in light of his latest slide in the opinion polls.
This request is not without precedent. Deck hands on the Titanic were straightening chairs just before she split in two and sank like a stone.
ABCNEWS.com's The Note has some great quotes about the Lurch Campaign's sinking implosion. Is it possible to do both at the same time? We shall see.
As for the Kerry campaign -- as one Democratic strategist surveying the the last three weeks said, they have gone from "delusion obliviousness straight to panic. Not even a pause at anywhere constructive."
Yesterday, as the in-transition rapid response team flailed about, Kerry spent time on debate prep. It is unclear if there were any fiddlers present.
Clintonite Re-treads have been added to the floundering SS Lurch. I doubt it will help. Joe Lockhart is still trying to find out what the definition of "is" is.
If you hear a string quartet playing Nearer My God To Thee, call me.