Democrats acknowledge they are worried about Frist being the public face of the Republican party. Articulate and telegenic, he has the political equivalent of a good bedside manner, coming across as more moderate than many prominent Republicans, even though his voting record is fairly conservative.This could be the silver lining to an otherwise disastrous fortnight for the GOP.
It would be hard to attack a Princeton, Harvard and Stanford doctor surgeon who runs marathons and has done medical missionary work in the Sudan.
"He'd have a long honeymoon," sighed one Democratic aide. "It's hard to attack a heart-lung-transplant surgeon."
Friday, December 20, 2002
Frist: The Post has a good survey of the Frist landscape. The article is subtle, but unmistakeable, in confirming that Frist is the White House choice. Here's an interesting bit: