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RNC - Day Two

Wednesday, 01 September 2004 12:00 AM

1. Long-time national talk-radio host Don Imus, an eclectic independent, has been a long-time pal of both John McCain and John Kerry. They are often on his show.

He has been ‘pushing’ Kerry for almost two years.

But, after the Swift Boat Fiasco, Imus, a former Marine, has now ‘withdrawn’ his Kerry endorsement and declared himself an ‘Independent’ on the race.

So, guess who is arriving in a motorcade this morning to appear live on Imus’ Show?

Former President George H.W. Bush!

No dummies when it comes to the power of radio, Team Bush is making a move to win over Imus - or at least Imus’ national audience.

Meanwhile, the President - still trying to recover from his “You can’t win the war” flap - suddenly appeared on Rush’s radio show yesterday. And the Vice President went on Sean Hannity in the afternooon.

Bush and Cheney were both trying to calm the GOP base down after the ‘can’t win the war’ flap - and trying to do something else: maintain and even increase the base’s enthusiasm for November 2.

President Bush apparently tells Karl Rove on a daily basis that he is terribly worried about ‘turnout’ and ‘getting out the vote.’ He knows that no such problem exists on the Left: the anti-Bush crowd just can’t wait to vote in November.

But the White House is aware of a bit of a lack of enthusiasm inside the GOP base. And that is why they are always stoking the ‘base’ - and why they put the two candidates on the nation’s two largest and most influential talk radio shows on Tuesday.

One other note: late last night in Nashville, Kerry arrived to speak today at the American Legion Convention. And, as predicted here yesterday, he said of Bush’s “can’t win the war” flap, “We can and we must win the War on Terror.”

Look for this in today’s Legion speech - and on the stump from here on out.

Bush’s mistake will not be allowed to go away by the Kerry forces.

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1. Long-time national talk-radio host Don Imus, an eclectic independent, has been a long-time pal of both John McCain and John Kerry. They are often on his show. He has been 'pushing' Kerry for almost two years. But, after the Swift Boat Fiasco, Imus, a former...
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