The Washington Post reports that the Republicans are losing the support of the “Security Moms.” Exploiting fear of terrorism is no longer working for Republicans:
The study, which examined the views of married women with children from April through this week, found that they support Democrats for Congress by a 12-point margin, 50 percent to 38 percent. That is nearly a mirror-image reversal from a similar period in 2002, when this group backed Republicans 53 percent to 36 percent. In 2004, exit polls showed, Bush won a second term in part because 56 percent of married women with children supported him.
Perhaps this is due to more people realizing that being bogged down in Iraq, and helping al Qaeda recruitment, is not keeping us safe. George Bush isn’t helping matters with his absurd defense of his policies, such as at a Lynn Swann for Governor Reception earlier this week. Bush warned that, “If we leave before the mission is complete, if we withdraw, the enemy will follow us home.” I guess this was just his subtle way of answering Joe Scarborbough’s question, Is Bush an Idiot?