Iowa Redux?

CNN reports that a new poll shows Kerry taking the lead over Bush.

Sen. John Kerry appeared to gain more momentum heading toward November 2, easily beating President Bush in the third and final debate, a poll taken late Wednesday night suggests. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup snap poll taken immediately after the presidential debate found that respondents gave a significant edge to Kerry over Bush, 52 percent to 39 percent. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Former Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi made an interesting comment on MSNBC last night. He said that Kerry is pivoting again, like he did in Iowa, to come up from behind and take the lead. By the time he does it, it's too late to stop him. (I'm sure I'm mangling the comment, but I remember the word "pivot" and the gist of what he said.)

Kerry has slowly been building trust and credibility with the American people. They have had a chance to see him now, three times. He stands erect,, he's calm--almost Zen-like as Markos of Daily Kos would say--he's become Presidential. Bush, on the other hand, has turned into a petulant child, banging on the podium, raising his voice, grinning that false grin.

Kerry needs to keep the momentum going. if he can do that, I think we will have a new President. Which means we get a new Attorney General. What a relief that will be.

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