I’ve been riding around at night putting out Sonny signs and listening to Michael Savage on WSB 750 am. Before you jump on my for listening to Savage let me say a) I’m not a fan of Savage and b) what else is a political junkie like me supposed to listen to while putting out signs – show tunes?
Anyway, two evenings ago Savage was saying how disappointed he was with the GOP and he was not going to tell people to vote for the Republicans and really didn’t care what happens next Tuesday. Last night, after Kerry said what he said, Savage was telling people Kerry’s comments just won the election for the GOP. Caller after called seemed to back up what Savage was saying, and while obviously his listeners generally think as he does, he (Savage) does have a rather large audience. In other words, Savage represents an identifiable chunk of the electorate.
Clearly Kerry’s comments hurt the Democrats, as evidenced by the cancellation of several of Kerry’s appearances.
Here’s my question: Is Savage right? Are previously lukewarm GOP voters now energized, and if so what impact will that have in Georgia?
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s what Kerry said to start this firestorm: