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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Waiting for the Other Shoe To Drop...

One thing that I think has been noticeable in its absence from the Bush/Cheney campaign rhetoric has been John Kerry's tenure as Lieutenant Governor to Michael Dukakis.

According to a campaign source who talked to, the Bush campaign has long planned on saving the "liberal" card for October. What better way to tie Kerry to the liberal label than to bring out his time in service to the Uber-Liberal Dukakis?

Kerry has deliberately hidden this from the electorate, and I'm sure that the vast majority of voters are completely unaware of it. As far as I know, he has never mentioned it in any way during the campaign and so far the Bush campaign has given him a complete pass on it...Considering how much damage this would do to Kerry, I have to confess to being a bit surprised by it.

I did find an article from the Boston Globe where the current Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey does discuss it. But no follow-up from the campaign, could it be because they didn't want to expend their most potent ammunition too early?

Is the Bush campaign planning on making this their "October Surprise" - a full-frontal Dukakis assault as the month winds down to Election Day?

Only time will tell...