Monday, April 12, 2004
"We're stuck with the incumbent strategy," this adviser added. "Unless he steps down..."
Why is Bush calling this press conference? This article does not say. It does stress what a "tough two weeks" its been. And then, in examining the various ways the Bush campaign people are contemplating the situation, "a senior Republican close to the Bush campaign" says "We're stuck with the incumbent strategy...Unless he steps down, it's going to be hard to run as anything but as an incumbent."
What a giant hole to drive through.
No doubt this unnamed Republican would insist the following interpretation is wrong, nonetheless, I submit the possibility that the campaign on behalf of the party is sensing that it may become necessary for Bush to fall on his sword for the good of the party and/or the nation.
Read Nixon's resignation speech.