Robert Musil has the goods on the non/negative Kerry "bounce."
The Posse isn't surprised by this news at all: Kerry has all the raw passion of a warmed-over corpse. His campaign seems to think the answer to every question is: "I served in Vietnam."
We will not be surprised if Bush opens a double-digit lead heading into October. Kerry has shot his bolt, he's thrown everything he has at this point and it hasn't worked.
As the election drags on, expect the looney Dems to start breaking from the Kerry campaign's program of discipline and go on the all-out irrational attack. The simmering hatred barely held in check last week will uncontrollably boil over as the prospects of a Bush re-election solidify.
At this point, the Kerry train wreck will only accelerate. Candidate Kerry will be forced to fight two fires at once: distancing himself from his rabid and insane supporters while trying to bring Bush down to his level.
Kerry won't manage to do either, but will continue to straddle and prevaricate, losing even more support.
The Bush landslide looks even more probable.