USA Today has a piece on the torrent of visceral anti-Bush rhetoric from Hollywood and why it’s turning off voters. I’ve always said that the more of the hate-filled rhetoric that comes from MoveOn, Michael Moore, and the usual gaggle of brainless celebrities, the more people see how vapid and mean-spirited the left really is. After you’ve compared Bush to Hitler, accused him of perpetrating September 11, accused him of being a worse terrorist than bin Laden, etc, exactly where can you go from there?
I have a feeling that the hate that comes off groups like MoveOn will have the opposite effect from what its intentions are. I think a lot of swing voters who might lean towards Kerry will stay home rather than support this kind of filth. If one accepts that swing voters tend to lean towards the challenger (which is traditionally true), the very last thing one wants to do is make those swing voters disaffected with the campaign – yet that is precisely what the boorish anti-Bush crowd is doing.