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"Over 700 people showed up at the Camp yesterday. There were more people, flowers, cards, mail, interviews, laughter, heartache, camaraderie, excitement, and just sheer work."
Cindy Sheehan is still the biggest story in the blogworld. The tide is turning and it's swelling with some conservative supporters. Daily Kos finds a post from a life-long conservative ( Cunning Realist), who is outraged by the right wing smear campaign:
â€œThere are so many side issues of shamelessness and crass opportunism in this story it makes my head spin. Think about the gall of a political and media machine "accusing" a private citizen of changing her mind (imagine that!) about an elected and supposedly accountable public official."
Alex Keyssar via Huffington Post reminds us:
"For those of us of a certain age, it's hard not to be reminded of the mother's marches against the Vietnam war in the 1960s; busloads of middle-aged women were a lot harder to dismiss than shaggy haired radical protestors ... But those mothers marches made a difference, contributing to the swelling of popular opposition to the war. ... If there were a military draft now, I suspect that President Bush would be encountering protesting mothers every time he appeared in public."
I think Bush has cornered himself by now; itâ€™s a no win situation for him. If he meets with Cindy Sheehan after such an extended, callous refusal, he appears weak and will potentially invite even more protesters. Besides, nothing will sound heartfelt at this point. If he doesnâ€™t meet with Cindy, his polls will continue to plunge. Thank you, Cindy.
Kristina Rizga edits WireTapâ€”AlterNetâ€™s youth-oriented section.