Saturday, August 09, 2003

Everything is Anti-Bush

I said a while back the Dean's strategy boils down to being the Anti-Bush. Now the professionals have picked up the theme. With Gore echoing the idea in his recent speech that being against the lies and mendacity of the administration is what this season's campaign is all about, the tone of the campaign is set. The race for President will not center around the economy or war, those will be talking points in the greater issue, Bush's unfitness for office and the need to get rid of him before he does any more harm will be the dominant Democratic talking point.

Wesley Clark looks to be joining the fray, having told his advisors to, "Crank it up!" in reference to his campaign. Clark has also been very critical of Bush's handling of military and homeland security matters, in addition to his handling of the economy. Clark's basic message is likely to look a lot like Dean's. The unknown is how much like it. Will his prescription for Iraq and terrorism look much like Dean's? Will he have credible and distinct policy positions on health care, energy indepedence, the environment, fixing social security? Is Clark even seriously bidding fo the Presidency or is this a way to raise his public profile for a SecDef appointment or a VP nod? What do you think?


At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Medical Blog said...

Clark's basic message is likely
to look a lot like Dean's.


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