Polls and declining concern with the war in Iraq. We need to deepen our “marketing” of the war issue
The current polls suggest that the voters are no longer particularly concerned about the Iraq war.
One implication of this is that poll-driven candidates can focus on
other issues, and win. Two pro-war candidates won in Iowa.
The other way to see this is that we, in the second superpower, are not
doing our job these days. We had it easy at first, before the
war. Many folks came together in concern. Then we had it
hard, when it seemed to have been “won” in a few days. Then we
had it easy again, when the public tired of the topic, and chose to
“forgive” those who had brought the war on.
But our sons and daughters and friends and neighbors and parents are
still being maimed and killed, literally every day, in an unnecessary
war. We need to speak for them.
The other day I had some tree work done–and the person who did it had
just come back from a year in the Guard. He said he will always
be thankful he made it back alive.
We have work to do. We need to make the war back into a central
issue. The war and the militarism of our society is a root
does a survey and finds that folks don’t like Coke, Coke doesn’t stop
making Coke. Coke cranks up the marketing effort–and maybe gets
a new ad agency.
We need to deepen and expand our “marketing” of the war issue.
By the way, thanks to Michael Moore for raising the “deserter” issue. Yup!