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Posted: 8/31/2004 7:40:40 AM EST
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"As the Bush campaign commands an exquisitely directed convention, the faltering Kerry campaign might be on the verge of a major shake-up," the Wall Street Journal's Al Hunt reports. Aides says Kerry is "bouncing off the walls" in frustration.

The campaign "command structure" is "often frozen -- or at least tempered -- by too many chefs, a too-heavy reliance on polls or focus groups and an aversion to risks. As a result, the message often is muddled and the reaction to hard-hitting attacks from Republicans often is slow and unconvincing."

"A few very well-connected Democrats report something will occur in the next few days. One person who might assume more control is Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary to Bill Clinton and a respected public-relations figure, but one who has almost no experience in the high-stakes world of presidential campaigns. Another possibility: veteran Democratic politico John Sasso, currently at the Democratic National Committee."
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:44:34 AM EST
Too many chefs, that is obviously the problem... But the food is great!
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:49:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By renotse:
the faltering Kerry campaign might be on the verge of a major shake-up," the Wall Street Journal's Al Hunt reports. Aides says Kerry is "bouncing off the walls" in frustration.



Does this mean that John Kerry is going to have to re-invent himself again? That will sure help his credibility and flip flop problem.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:50:54 AM EST
are democrats the biggest dumbasses or what? they run the shittiest campaigns possible.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:53:01 AM EST
This smells of Howard Dean...

If you change horses this far into the race, it's never good (for you)...
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:54:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 7:55:07 AM EST by Airwolf]
Well, if they had a LEADER running for President then their org wouldn't be so fucked up, would it?

Just another sign that Kerry isn't fit for the office (like we needed another one?).
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:55:13 AM EST
The Klintons must really be in control and directing the downfall of Kerry behind the scenes.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:55:47 AM EST
Wall Street Journal, Al Hunt

Kerry Weighs Campaign Shake-Up As Bush Gains Upper Hand in Race August 31, 2004 10:31 a.m.

As the Bush campaign commands an exquisitely directed convention, the faltering Kerry campaign might be on the verge of a major shake-up.

Ever since the Boston convention, the Bush campaign has dominated the agenda, putting the Democratic nominee on the defensive. While polls still show a close race, everything is tilting in the GOP direction, a movement that almost surely will be enhanced by a successful New York convention.

*** SNIP ***

The Democrats' picture is strikingly similar to the situation the party faced the last time it sought to unseat a President Bush. In June 1992, Bill Clinton's campaign was cratering; he was running third in the polls, behind President Bush and Independent candidate Ross Perot, the message was muddled, high-level conference calls involved dozens of campaign chiefs as there were no clear lines of authority. Hillary Clinton stepped in, tapped James Carville to be in charge of everyone, and Mr. Clinton went on to win in November.

Democrats, desperate and furious at the Kerry campaign, hope that's a model. There are, however, several differences. That was June and this is almost September. And Mr. Carville was a highly skilled, experienced political operative
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:57:27 AM EST
Maybe they will use Hillary "ThunderThigh" Klinton to save the day
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:02:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:03:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By renotse:

The Democrats' picture is strikingly similar to the situation the party faced the last time it sought to unseat a President Bush. In June 1992, Bill Clinton's campaign was cratering; he was running third in the polls, behind President Bush and Independent candidate Ross Perot, the message was muddled, high-level conference calls involved dozens of campaign chiefs as there were no clear lines of authority. Hillary Clinton stepped in, tapped James Carville to be in charge of everyone, and Mr. Clinton went on to win in November.

Democrats, desperate and furious at the Kerry campaign, hope that's a model. There are, however, several differences. That was June and this is almost September. And Mr. Carville was a highly skilled, experienced political operative



Now THAT is an utterly terrifying thought......
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:08:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:11:33 AM EST
Whats HiramRanger have to say about this?
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:13:52 AM EST
[Kerrys campign chief] All women and children to the life rafts.Shes going Down [Kerrys campaign chief]

NO wait I got it.At the last minute all of the Deaniacs will come out and save Ole Flip Flop.

NOT
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 8:15:09 AM EST
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