Thursday, June 17, 2004

Kerry Aiming for Mediocrity

I don't know if you are familiar with Howard Fineman. He writes for Newsweek. I read his stuff on occasion if only to see the world through a liberal's eyes once in a while. He is now recommending that Kerry "wrap himself in Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak" in order to win the election. His thesis is that Kerry needs to keep a low profile until right before the election, stay out of the limelight, and let as few people know a lot about him as possible. In that scenario, the media will tee off on Bush almost exclusively, and the weight of many months of negative reporting will pile up on Bush and cost him the election. Is it just me, or does that seem like the most dishonest, back handed, back door way of winning the presidency that you've heard of?

I've read a number of other left of center sources say that Kerry's goal should be to become the least objectionable minimum alternative to Bush. They are saying he should be mediocre. Is your candidate really worth the presidency if you don't think he should go head to head with the incumbent?