New York, New York

Been thinking the last few days about the impact of the latest 9/11 revelations on the campaign. If nothing else, this should put a clamp on future Bush campaign 9/11 TV ads.
Here’s a related thought:
Last year, most (me included) figured that a NYC convention would be a source of strength for the Bush campaign — a reminder of his best moment, down in the rubble, bullhorn in hand.
Now it’s starting to seem more likely that a GOP convention in NYC has the potential to be the big ugly — for New York, for Bush, for the country at large.
The commission releases its report in July.
And if NYers feel the Bush Administration was negligent, they will let their feelings be heard.
Brace for it.
update: Republican columnist James Pinkerton beat me to it with a similar prediction about 9/11 and Bush ads in an interesting column here.






One response to “New York, New York”

  1. David Kolodney Avatar
    David Kolodney

    Right On per ABC’s The Note:
    The Republican National Convention:
    The New York Times’ Slackman wondered over the weekend how [bringing] President Bush’s national security credentials into question could possibly affect the perception of his New York backdrop for the convention….
    “But while some Republican leaders still express confidence about staging the convention in New York, a few very tough weeks in which the president’s former counterterrorism adviser has questioned the administration’s handling of the Qaeda threat and dozens of Americans have died in Iraq have made other strategists nervous. They say they fear it could underscore any second-guessing of the president on national security issues.”