TITLE

Fictional Character

AUTHOR(S)
Chait, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;10/18/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 16, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyses the characterization of Democratic nominee John Kerry as irresolute and dishonest during the 2004 Presidential campaign. Characterization of Kerry as a "waffler" and a "flip-flopper" by President George W. Bush; Impact of Bush's characterization of Kerry on public's opinion; Similar accusations made by Bush against Al Gore during the 2000 Presidential campaign; Perceived relationship between Kerry's changes of opinion and the development of the Democratic Party as a whole; Observed tension between the importance character and the importance of policy in Presidential politics.
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