Whether you agree with her or not, Cindy Sheehan has decisively robbed a page right out of Karl Rove's dangerous playbook. Whether Cindy and her crowd are right or wrong, in many ways she has full command of Rove's brilliant strategy: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY, and this occurs at the worst possible moment of the Bush II presidency: only 2 in 5 Americans agree w/ the war in Iraq, and W's approval rating is at an all-time low. Her masterfully simple approach has empowered a voice that should have been heard last summer.
Bush is a loser no matter how he responds to this outcry. He's a loser if he doesn't talk to "her", he's loser if he does --were he to show up with the same old parade of lies and excuses as to why we're in Iraq.
There's a snowball forming in Crawford, Texas, no matter the heat.
And when she brings the march to Washington, D.C. on September 24th (and really, as she canvasses across the country in route, days before), and when three 24-hour news networks give it full coverage, and when CSPAN broadcasts the entire thing live and the rest of the evil, "liberal media" chomp down on it like a slim jim, look out.