Extreme reaction to comments Vice President Dick Cheney made about the importance of the Nov. 2 election is a textbook example of manufactured outrage, perhaps mixed with a little media bias and seasoned with a dash of hysteria.
There's been a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth among the Democrats since Vice President Cheney said if the country makes the wrong choice on Election Day, 'then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States.'
Since John Kerry's nomination for President, he has taken a bath in the polls. August was awful for him and thus far September is worse.
For a while there the presidential race seemed pleasantly nostalgic. We read about where the Kerry bus stopped, where Bush spoke, which towns the two almost met in. You felt like breaking out the apple pie and singing a few patriotic anthems.