Gerry Daly of dalythoughts.com crunched some Harris Poll numbers to see what it would take for [John Kerry] to overtake President [George W. Bush] due entirely to increased turnout. He found that Kerry will need 9.6 million new voters. And he doesn’t mean new voters between the ages of 18-21 who’ve never been able to vote for president before. He means ‘nearly 10 million people, aged 22 and over, who did not vote in 2000 but are going to this year.’
Usually, nothing really new emerges from these ritualistic duals, but during the last Bush/Kerry debate, we got a real-time rare glimpse at what lies behind John Kerry’s Potemkin façade. These are the moments that make a debate truly worthwhile, as we watch hoping to see the man behind the talking points, prepared statements and usual spin. When John Kerry decided to speak for Mary Cheney, the curtain parted and we realized that Kerry does indeed have a very ugly portrait in his attic.