Conviction Deficit at the White House

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

Some have recently ragged on Kerry for not following through on his convictions regarding when life begins (and why that hasn’t translated into an anti-abortion political stance). Maybe that’s why this little lack-of-conviction struck me as odd/humorous. Yesterday, WH Press Secretary Scott McLellan was asked:

Q Scott, one last thing, in all of your pronouncements about the campaign and the way it’s shaping up, implicit has been the suggestion that President Bush and Vice President Cheney will win the campaign. A, are you willing to make that explicit? Do you say that they will win?

Scott, or course, answered: “Yes. By all means. Bush and Cheney will win the campaign.” Right? Right?!? Wrong. He responded with the wimp-ass:

Well, that’s a decision that the American people will make. The President believes he has articulated a clear vision for the country going forward and has a solid record of accomplishment on the most important priorities that we face, from winning the war on terrorism to strengthening our economy. And the American people will make that decision in November. The President is proud of his record and believes he has a clear vision for the direction this country should head. And that stands in stark contrast to the ticket that we are running against.

Source I don’t know when the Bush campaign is going to kick into high gear, but for their sakes, it better be soon. Kerry-bashing ads, combined with (the somewhat contradictory) “I’m a positive guy” ads, aren’t really working.