I’m surprised the Bush campaign has started with the negative ads so early in the campaign, and I’m doubly surprised that the ads are so misleading. Those Apache Helicopters that Kerry allegedly voted against? Well, Cheney opposed them, too. As Defense Secretary, Cheney also wanted to eliminate Bradley Fighting Vehicles and F-14s and F-16s from the budget. The message is clear. The Bush campaign thinks the swing voter is really, really, dumb.