Not much enthusiasm for Kerry

Powerline notes a Washington Post piece today that notes poll figures indicating that there is a lot more enthusiasm from Republicans for Bush than Democrats for Kerry. Key stat:

65% of Republicans are enthusiastic about Bush, versus 42% of Democrats for Kerry

Tonight and the other two debates will be extremely important for Coppertone Kerry. If he can’t even get his base energized, how the heck is he going to persuade undecideds and independents over? Perhaps he’ll be able to do that with the help of always- a-bridesmaid-never-a-bride-Al Gore, who is only all too eager to assist.