Kerry, Bush court swinger states

Monday, August 16th, 2004 - 9:40 am PDT

In an exceedingly tight race for the presidency, it is likely that the ultimate outcome will be decided by a handful of the so-called “swinger states”, such as Colorado, Louisiana, and Oregon, where the social mores held by the rest of the country do not apply. In a speech in Minnesota this week, Kerry voiced his support for “the lifestyle” as an “exciting new alternative for many Americans” that can “revitalize traditional marriage”. Bush, for his part, attended a Republican fundraiser in Missouri this week with Lynne Cheney, wife of running mate Dick Cheney, while the Vice-President campaigned in West Virginia with first lady Laura Bush.