Air War

Lizza, Ryan
December 2003
New Republic;12/1/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 22/23, p12
Argues that the much-maligned 30-second TV political ad is an ideal way to understand the state of the U.S. presidential race nine weeks before the voting begins. Speculation that Howard Dean's spot in which he attacks Dick Gephardt indicates that Dean sees Gephardt as his biggest obstacle to winning the nomination; Reaction of the Gephardt campaign to the ad; Details of a Gephardt ad opposing NAFTA; Claim that the fight between Dean and Gephardt could give John Kerry an opportunity to move ahead in the race; Details of a Kerry ad in which he talks about taking on special interests, creating jobs, and ending U.S. dependency on Mideast oil; Details of biographical spots promoting John Edwards and Wesley Clark.


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