MAKPA Quote of the Hour
This one from political (elections) analyst Charlie Cook, from Tuesday's Off to the Races e-mail column:
You have to give enormous credit to the Bush campaign, which unquestionably was the best planned, best executed presidential campaign ever. … [Those who ran BC04] deserve the political equivalent of an Academy Award for running a campaign that always anticipated the next two or three moves down the chess board and were ready for anything.Cook credits especially the turnout effort. The Kerry campaign met their turnout goals, but BC04 easily surpassed them.
I added the bold to the type in the paragraph above, of course, and that's no small praise coming from Cook.