Joe Klein: “And so there is only one significant question left in this presidential election year: Can John Kerry hold George Bush accountable for this mess? My guess is, probably not. The Republicans, with a strong assist from Kerry, have successfully painted the Democrat as a flip-flopping incompetent when it comes to national security. It will be hard for Kerry to change that impression. In fact, he has only one chance remaining, in the presidential debates. And that won’t be easy.”
Who would’ve guessed that W’s worst case scenario of events on the ground wouldn’t in any way hurt him at the polls? Folks who think urgent concerns from the Dems are just part of the same old Democratic negativity are way off the mark. So far, the Kerry campaign has been the party’s worst case scenario.