Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Who's directing the track?

After discussing Al Gores NY Times' debate advice for Kerry Op-Ed, James Tarranto expresses agreement with my previous statement about all the Right Track/Wrong Track hoopla.
If, as Gore says, "a clear majority of Americans believe that we are heading in the wrong direction," then why would it be necessary for Kerry to belabor the point? Because those "right track/wrong track" poll numbers don't necessarily reflect unhappiness with the incumbent, much less a preference for the challenger. If you think the country is going in the wrong direction because of Hollywood vulgarity and court-mandated same-sex marriage, you'll probably vote for Bush, the candidate who stands against these things.