"Neither Cantwell nor her Republican challenger, Mike McGavick, spend much time talking about Iraq and there's little daylight between their positions. Both are blanketing the airwaves with numerous campaign pitches, none about the war.
"It's just not that hot a topic," marvels Democratic strategist Terry Thompson, who said that's also true at the U.S. House and legislative district level. "The exit strategy is just so complicated."This is outrageous considering the following, also from today's PI article--Linda J.:
"The war is unpopular in the state. A statewide poll conducted by the Republican firm Strategic Vision showed that 62 percent disapproved of the administration's handling of the war and 64 percent favored "immediate withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq within six months." The poll of 800 likely voters was taken Aug. 27, margin of error plus or minus 3 percentage points. The same poll showed Cantwell leading McGavick 48 percent to 43 percent. Other polls show a wider spread in that race.