Winning is the Thing


The Bush White House has no doubt noticed that exit polls show that among Demo voters yesterday a key issue was beating the tar outta Dubya. This is significant as it suggests there is little George Bush can do to win such voters over to his column. Not a crippling blow, but an indication that decent Democratic campaign at least will have a shot.

It was also telling that one of the biggest applause lines in John Kerry's otherwise drab mini-victory speech was a promise for an America where "John Ashcroft is not attorney general."

Not much Bush can do about that, either.