Part of it is due the fact that current events dictate a fairly heavy emphasis on the wars on terror and in Iraq (where one could argue Bush is weak, but where polls often suggest otherwise). But is the Kerry team – in the name of being strong on defense (the country’s and their candidate’s) – falling into a tough guy contest with Rummy, Dick and Karl. I’m torn because on one hand, I think this battleground is ripe for Kerry who brings real toughness to compete with W’s testosteronated rhetoric. But on the other hand, people seem to be totally missing the potentially massive stories such as the Medicare scandals, the CIA leak, the economy, etc.
. . . Thursday March 18, 2004