Monday, November 01, 2004

Looking for some encouragement on Election Eve?

Then check out this morning's post by Hugh Hewitt.

He links to a few good articles and quotes a message from Matthew Dowd that shows good polling and reflects the results of the massive GOTV effort in swing states around the country. Here in Ohio, voters are being reached in droves and I'm confident that the 72 Hour Task force will prove to be highly effective.

This all reminded me of a piece by the Blogging Caesar a few months back.
Do you know how to spell victory? For President Bush, victory is spelled G-O-P-G-O-T-V. In the days that follow November 2, political analysts will be evaluating the presidential elections of 2004. They will spout their punditry on morning shows and front pages. I'll give you a preview of the theme that will dominate the discussion. The story of the day will be a devastating get-out-the-vote effort by the GOP.

We caught a glimpse of the soon-to-be-legendary 72-hour task force in action in 2002. Even though polls leading up to voting day showed a tight race overall, the GOP dominated that election. Close races, by and large, went to the Republican candidate. The GOP even took some contests in which the Democrat was several points ahead in the polls.
And this time, the President is several points ahead in many polls. According to RealClearPolitics, President Bush is ahead of every poll but CNN's, giving him an average of 1.6. If I am remembering the recent numbers correct, this is a steady increase for Bush over the last few days, and Kerry has been traveling around the state. So it seems that for Senator Kerry, visits to Ohio are hurting him in the polls. This is the only reason I don't mind that he will be here tonight. :)

Remember to get out and vote. The President needs your support. The leader of the free world for the next four years is about to be decided. Be sure to take part and support the man who is the right man in the right place at the right time - President George W. Bush.