Eight months of mud ahead
As I said previously, this contest may well come down to who can drive the other guys negatives through the roof. Bush today is releasing his first attack ads against Kerry eight months before the general election! As Kos notes, Rove wouldn't be doing this if he didn't understand the stark reality hidden in the polls: Bush can't win on a positive message. The only hope he has is to get people to think that, as bad as he is, Kerry would be even worse.