Thursday, March 04, 2004

John Kerry Thursday

Every Thursday will be John Kerry Thursday from now until the election. What is John Kerry Thursday? Well, that's the day I bug you to donate money to the Kerry campaign. My goal is to help raise $1000 per week until the election. Is that realistic? Who knows. But, all it takes is 40 of you giving $25.

Want some motivation? Bush is already +$100 million over Kerry. I hope the Bush campaign continues to waste a lot of the money on crappy TV ads, but sadly they'll probably be spending a lot of it on more "below the radar"* campaign methods. Radio ads, Spanish language ads, push polls, etc. $100 million buys a lot of nastyness.

Donate here!

*What I mean by "below the radar" is that while TV ads get a lot of attention from political reporters, a lot of the rest of it is completely ignored. So, they can target their message to a particular audience without having it be more widely exposed.

...Just in case we need another reminder of what 4 more years of the Bush administration could mean - Antonin Scalia could be appointed guardian of your uterus.

Indeed, at one point in 1992 he was convinced that Roe was doomed when a court majority led by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist appeared ready to effectively overrule Roe and had a draft opinion already in hand.

The day was saved, from Blackmun's point of view, by Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter who worked successfully behind the scenes to help persuade an anguished Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to abandon the Rehnquist majority in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.