Wednesday, March 17, 2004


The Bush/Cheney campaign has released its latest ad criticizing John Kerry's voting record on Iraq, including his vote against the $87 billion appropriation to support ongoing operations. You can view a RealOne version of the ad here (via

Kerry immediately responded during remarks to an audience of supporters in West Virginia (one of the places where the ad first played):
I actually did vote for the 87 billion dollars before I voted against it.
To me, this kind of response is utterly reactionary, even panicked. If this continues, I predict support for Kerry will plummet, as it did for Howard Dean and every other formerly-unknown Democrat candidate who came under the spotlight.

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