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September 12, 2008 1:44 PM

Obama Follows the Kerry Script

Posted by Eric Devericks

Do any of you see history repeating itself the way I do? For a month now the Obama campaign has been under attack and on the defensive. McCain has taken the initiative and the momentum and it seems to me is running both campaigns. As a result, the only Obama you see on the news every night isn't his trademark soaring oratory, it's him responding to the latest attack. To top things off, when the Obama campaign does muster the strength for an attack they focus on Sarah Palin.

Now, this morning I wake up to these headlines and a cartoon is born.

"Obama Campaign Vows Aggressive Response to GOP Attacks" - The Washington Post


"Obama's Tone Sharpens As Party Frets" - The New York Times

For a so called "change" election, looks like the campaigns are repeating the 2004 script. In case you forgot, let me remind you. It's the script where the Republicans start racheting up their attacks, they get sharper, more frequent and effective. Meanwhile, the Democrats vow a more aggressive response but get stuck on the defensive and never mount any significant counter. Remember that? Who wins and who loses depends on your perspective, but if things keep repeating themselves the way they have, I can tell you who the president will be.


Eric Devericks/The Seattle Times

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