When I think of protesters in general, I remember Gallagher describing living in Los Angeles as similar to ‘living in a bowl of granola. What ain;t fruits and nuts is flakes.’ At any rate I can’t imagine why the Democrats think that flooding the zone with protesters during the convention is going to be a successful strategy.
Most people watching the convention closely have probably already made up their mind. When middle America sees the International ANSWER crowd marching down Broadway, or naked protestors for Aids funding (where were they during the Clinton years?), or anarchists protesting the people that hire most Americans, I can’t see how this is going to be viewed as positive for Kerry and Edwards.
For fun, I think we should count the number of times during the RNC that the television networks and the cable companies run major speeches spli screen with the protestors. Counting the ways the networks attempt to sabotage the convention could be fun. Someone else will have to watch Dan Rather, though. I am trying to watch my blood pressure.