Originally Posted by MWM
Ultimately, I think it was a mistake for Kerry to focus on Iraq. His change of position mid-campaign turned off a lot of people. In hindsight, maybe he should have made Iraq a non-issue by agreeing with going there and not making that a difference between him and the President. Then he could have focused more on domestic issues and the economy. I think focusing too much on Iraq was a losing battle for Kerry.
If morality was the big issue of the election, I dont think there was much that Kerry could have said or done to have swayed the vote.
Kerry could preach a Great Depression and a terrorist attack if Bush stayed in office all he wanted, but in the eyes of the Christians, the above would have happened anyways if we were killing babies and allowing homosexuals to marry, and they showed up to vote for Bush.
I think Pat Buchanon put it best last night on MSNBC when he said God, Gays, and Guns decided West Virginia. That could be the case for the whole election.