Response by Rick Thigpen
New Jersey is settling into the democratic column. Our electorate is holding firm in its opinion that Bush has led America down the wrong track. His only chance to make any real progress is to play to the voters fears of a terror attack.
George Bush is pro-guns, pro-life, pro-deficits and pro-war. Hell will freeze over before New Jersey voters embrace that type of conservative message. That loud thumping sound is the Bush campaign's head bumping up against the glass ceiling for conservative politics in New Jersey. With a little bit of luck, the incumbent President may get 46% of the popular vote here. Watch as Republicans support the President but will duck his politics.
Comment by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Academic Associate, Rick Thigpen (J.D., Columbia University Law School). Rick is a former Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic Party and now a partner in The Strategy Group and is a campaign coordinator for the Essex County Democratic Party. Rick Thigpen, Esq. can be reached at (609) 394-0888.