Bush To Stay Out Of Limelight During Convention, But Campaign Will Be Active
ABC reported last night that "in keeping with tradition, President Bush will remain out of sight at his ranch here in Crawford during the convention. He will also suspend all political advertising." NBC added that Bush "surrogates, however, will be very much on the attack and reacting to what is said in this arena about them." USA Today reports Republicans "are running a rapid-response operation to make sure nothing the Democrats say this week goes unchallenged. About 30 staffers of the Republican National Committee and the Bush-Cheney campaign have relocated to Boston this week. "They're "using computers, printers, TV and radio satellite dishes, cell phones and every tool they have to comb through everything said by Democrats on the air, in print and in speeches almost instantaneously."
Conservatives Angry Over Cheney Profanity, May Not Vote. U.S. News and World Report reports White House "insiders are still fretting over Vice President Dick Cheney's recent F-bomb attack on a Democratic senator. Seems conservatives are mad he swore and, worse, may punish the Bush-Cheney team by not voting. Bushies say the same thing happened at the end of the 2000 campaign when W fessed up that he was charged with drunken driving when he was a kid in Maine. Bushies think that cost him millions of votes."