Bush rally a fair test?
The local Republican party is hosting a Bush rally day after tomorrow. Do you think therell be anyone singing Give War a Chance?
Its on impossibly-short notice. Saturday's forecast is morning rain, then cool and breezy.
With the anti-war people, peace is their clear, number one goal. What they want, what theyre marching for, is simple.
What the people at a Bush rally want is complex. They wont necessarily be rallying for war. Most people who support a preemptive attack, do so only as a last resort. The Bush peoples goals are a mix. Will some folks go to a Bush rally to show they want more U.N. inspections then an attack? To show that they support President Bush in whatever he wants to do, whenever? The motivations for turnout are un-unified.
I think this wont be a fair contest. Actually it is not a contest, but its going to be perceived as one. First thing people will do is count heads and see whether the Bush people outdraw the peace people.
You might consider getting down to Alamo Plaza at 1 o'clock Saturday, if youre so inclined. One person who will be comparing the rally sizes is Saddam, because hes looking for some more juicy propaganda.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.