A labor organizer friend tells me that many unions are preparing to do whatever is needed to defeat George Bush. If that means draining their treasury to do it, then so be it.
As oft-mentioned here recently, George Soros and other billionaires and centi-millionaires are also preparing to destroy George Bush. And “destroy” is, I think, not too strong a word.
The Right, judging from the newsalerts I get tracking Soros stories, is somewhere between stunned and apoplectic about Soros. Hey, a billionaire currency speculator who says Bush is the biggest threat to world peace and who is prepared to spend massive sums to defeat him is their worst nightmare. The Right is also just now dimly becoming aware of, oh, the Left really loathes Bush, don’t they.
The 2004 Presidential election will be war. It will be “unprincipled”, it will be vicious. It will also be a huge organizing opportunity for those agile enough to avoid be steamrollered.