Friday, January 23, 2004

Kerry: TNR has a good look at the question of Kerry's electability. It's as good a wrap-up of the political nuts and bolts that I've seen so far, including a review of Kerry's battle against Bill Weld in 1996 -- which Karl Rove will likely use as an opposition research template.

The author basically says, "Bush will try to paint Kerry as a standard Northeastern liberal, which he's not." To the contrary, Kerry is a standard Northeastern liberal, and he'll try to claim that he's not. As the article makes clear, some of his more liberal stances can be attributed to serving a very liberal state. But as it also notes, that won't protect him in a general election.

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