Thursday, June 12, 2003

Democrats Struggle to Make Bush's Credibility an Issue

Bush has lied, distorted, and exaggerated on a wide variety of issues. This is a given. Unfortunately, Democrats don't think it will make a hill of beans come election time.

"Like they did for Reagan, people give Bush the benefit of the doubt," says Greg Haas, a Democratic political consultant from Ohio, "because they don't think he's running the government. His advisers are. When things go wrong or he says something wrong, he gets a pass."