And I will be working and praying my way through every hour. Today, I'll be going door to door in the GOP GOTV effort, and then again on Monday and Tuesday, I'll be making phone calls. If you want to join in the effort to pray, go to this site and pledge as much or little as you wish: Fast For Hope. And if you haven't yet called your local GOP Victory office, please do so today! Talk to your neighbors, wear your Bush campaign pin everywhere you go, and above all, as Sean Hannity says, "let not your hearts be troubled!" (But who said it first? Jesus! John 14:1)
The President is going to be in Milwaukee Monday morning, and I would love to take the kids to go see him again, but don't know if we'll be able to swing it. I can imagine it's going to be a huge, very pumped-up crowd. I heard that Kerry's going to be in Milwaukee at about the same time, at City Hall (I'm guessing it's going to be another out-in-the-street kind of event, like he's been doing lately). That should be interesting, with both of them just blocks apart. Bet the Secret Service just loves that.
A few things have stacked up here since I last blogged (as I said, just too darn busy, and not only that but twice when I'd almost completed a long post, my PC just "blipped out" and shut down. AAARaaargh!!!) So, here they are:
1) Those wacky lefties over at Daily Kos and elsewhere are convinced that Repubs have to sign some sort of "loyalty oath" to get into a Bush event. What the heck are they talking about? I've been to one, and I know lots of people who have been to them, and there are no loyalty oaths. Sheeesh. Some Dems will believe anything, which could explain why they're voting for Kerry.
2) Funny how quickly the ABC video with the "American" Islamofascist fell off the news cycle, and the same with the 300 tons of explosives which turned out to be not such a big deal anyway. Osama shows up and hogs the limelight. Belmont Club notes that he seems to be surrendering, sort of. I'd have to tentatively agree. But I guess this definitely puts to rest the speculation that he's dead.
What effect will this have on the election? Really, I have no clue, but of course that won't stop me. So here's what I think: It will help Bush. There's sort of a rally-around-the-Prez effect, I believe, just from seeing Bin Laden again. But the main thing is how eerily similar Bin Laden's talking points are to Michael Moore's and thus Kerry's. Wouldn't that make any undecided voters switch to Bush? After all, who wants to vote for the candidate endorsed by Bin Laden?
Oh sure, I know he didn't really endorse Kerry, but since he sounded so much like Michael Moore, even talking about Bush being in the classroom on 9/11, it's sort of a proxy endorsement. Not only that, but the lefties at Daily Kos were quite panciky about how this might hurt their guy, and both Kos and Josh Marshall at another leftie site, Talking Points Memo, were spending considerable time and mental effort trying to calm them down. Point made.
3) The polls are completely worthless. DO NOT TRUST THEM. Nobody knows, this time around.
OK, I feel a little better having blogged today.
Just as I typed this, I got yet another automated phone call, this time from a pro-life group, asking me to vote for Bush and Michels. I can't count how many of those I've received, many from pro-Bush celebrities. Living in a battleground state has advantages, such as those visits from the President, but I have to say I'll be glad when we're not getting quite so much attention in terms of phone calls, TV commercials, and radio ads. Just three more days....