TITLE

Front Load

AUTHOR(S)
Lizza, Ryan
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;2/24/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 7, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
He can't even be straight about his prostate cancer. That was the uncharitable reaction from more than one Democratic presidential campaign after Senator John Kerry's February 11 announcement that he had the illness and would be undergoing surgery. Kerry's emergence as the early front-runner in the race is a mixed bag for the other candidates. The person it hurts the most is probably Joe Lieberman. Lieberman has reversed himself on affirmative action, and Richard Gephardt has flipped his position on the tax cut of U.S. President George W. Bush, but the media has still treated Kerry's Jewish-heritage pander to the American Israel Political Affairs Committee as the crassest political stunt of the campaign. But, if you're wondering where that fire may eventually come from, here's a thought: As the three finalists to be Al Gore's running mate, Lieberman, John Edwards, and Kerry all went through an insanely detailed personal, medical, financial, and ideological background check, the kind of opposition research that just might be useful to a rival campaign.
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