[quote=jcat;1391359]"But the ad could backfire. Are we any safer today because the Republicans are in power? "
Heck yes, we certainly are, despite the best attempts of the Dems to do otherwise. I could never place my trust in a party that for the most part, has largely tried to derail every initiative the President and GOP have put or tried to put into place to fight terrorism. The Dems are more concerned about interrogation techniques used on enemy combatants and extending Geneva Convention protection to terrorists. No thanks. They're not perfect, but the GOP is trying to protect Americans first.
"I think not, with North Korea conducting a nuclear test, and Iran pushing to become the tenth nuclear power. That can be laid squarely at Bush's door, with all his blathering about "regime change" and the "Axis of Evil"."
Both North Korea and Iran have been pursuing nuclear weapons for *decades*, so it's not accurate that NK's and Iran's ongoing development of nukes "can be laid squarely at Bush's door". Clinton too realized the threat and made some attempts to rein in the nuke-seeking dictators using appeasement, among other inneffectual strategies (hey, but at least he tried, right?) Seems the President's "blathering" about the "Axis of Evil" is correct.
"Almost as many Americans have died in Iraq as perished on 9/11, and the numbers are climbing weekly. Why would the G.O.P. want to remind voters that it hasn't been able to reduce or remove the risk?"
No one is happy about Americans dying in Iraq. But there have been no Americans dying on US soil since 9/11 as a result of terrorism, so let's give the GOP some small measure of credit for that, at least. I don't think you'll find one person who thinks that the GOP, the Dems or anyone else could ever "*remove* the risk" from terrorists. That's unrealistic. Reduce it, yes - it's what the GOP has been trying to do despite the Dems throwing obstacles in the way at every turn.