TITLE

Rope--a--Dope

AUTHOR(S)
Lizza, Ryan
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;5/3/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 16, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Speculates about the campaign strategy of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Compares Kerry's campaigning with his tactics as commander of a swift boat in Vietnam; Discussion of the damage done to Kerry's image by negative ads about his character paid for by the campaign of President George W. Bush; Comparison of the funds available to the Kerry and Bush campaigns; Concerns that the Kerry campaign is relying too heavily on ads paid for by 527s; Claim that Kerry has devoted much of his time since securing the nomination raising money, and is likely to have far more to spend during the general election campaign than Al Gore did in 2000; Speculation that Kerry is laying low while Bush is pummelled by negative news; Concerns that Kerry is not using his funds to respond adequately to the attacks from the Bush camp; Observation that Kerry may be able to spend more on advertising than Bush due to the timing of their parties' conventions; Description of recently released Kerry campaign ads.
ACCESSION #
12921385

 

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