John Podesta voiced the concern of many in the Democratic Party when it comes to Kerry’s campaign and the reactions (or lack thereof) of some voters: “There is a danger in that [ambivalence]. You can’t just be against something. [Voters] want a positive vision of where the country is going, and he has to provide that.”
The general worry is that the anti-Bush feelings will not be enough to decide the election unless there is also a pro-Kerry push.
This is all part of what I have called Kerry’s Rope-a-Dope strategy. The idea is to let events and Bush himself continue to pile up the negatives. That part of the plan is working. One of the keys to the election will be the timing and effectiveness of Kerry and his then running mate when they flip the switch.