Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Bush: Kerry isn't a real Democrat

Now Bush is attacking Kerry for not being a good Democrat!

In Onalaska, Bush said Kerry had chosen a path of "weakness and inaction," putting himself "in opposition not just to me, but to the great tradition of the Democratic Party."

"The party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and John Kennedy is rightly remembered for confidence and resolve in times of war and in hours of crisis. Senator Kerry has turned his back on 'pay any price' and 'bear any burden,'" Bush said.

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Bush, who lost Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes by only 5,708 ballots in 2000, was focusing his efforts in Democratic-leaning reaches of the state.

Warming up for that task in his last stop Monday, in Davenport, Iowa, Bush ditched his single-focus, national security speech of earlier events in favor of a broader pitch praising the traditions of the Democratic Party, a theme he returned to on Tuesday.

Bush can't seem to decide whether to attack Kerry for being to liberal or for not being a liberal in the Democratic tradition.

One sign of a floundering candidate is when he keeps switching strategies. It's especially bad when they do it in the final week of the campaign.

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