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Greenberg Quinlan Rosner survey

Along with the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner survey released August 9th, Democracy Corps has also released a strategy paper by Stan Greenberg and James Carville.

The paper, titled "From Small Bounce to Big Opportunity" examines Kerry's post-convention gains on personal characteristics and national security issues and points to ways the campaign can use the theme of "Strength at Home" to address both national security and economic issues, where Kerry has not yet won all the support that he has the potential to attract.

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Meanwhile, it seems Bush is really vulnerable on nat'l security. Unlike 2002, the more moves he takes, the more America realizes that a lot of time has gone by and yet not a lot has been accomplished. And because it all depends on framing the possibility of terror, which can be interpreted in any way even on the most clear days, there is near inertia in his numbers.

Of course, the sad spectacle of his CIA chief nominee being outspooked by Michael Moore: http://martinirepublic.com/item/cia-chief-nominee-outspooked-by-michael-moore ...won't help with prospective converts, either.

Kerry and company need to stay ahead tho.. and not let Bush set the topic of the day by directing questions at Kerry.. they need to diffuse that nonsense and get Bush on the defensive some more..

Don't get too antsy, boys and girls. It is still a long way from August to November, and the days grow short in late October. There are two debates coming up. I see a real key here in framing the issues prior to those debates so as to set an agenda for them. I'm expecting at least one question to Kerry about the $87 billion vote, and another on the vote to authorize the Iraq fiasco. That will be when Kerry needs to have the right answers, but he'll need to be consistent with what he says now. What he has to do now is set up the message to come from those debates and to establish low expectations for himself in those debates and higher expectations for George Bush.

Now if there were only a way to fix things so that someone would ask Bush about sovereignty...

I'm trying to keep my powder dry, but with the release of the swift boat ads, I'm beginning to think that it's time MoveOn, or some other 527 make an ad attacking Bush's VietNam service, starting with the line, "The Republicans spent XX$ producing a political ad attacking Kerry's military record. Perhaps it's time we looked at what George W. Bush was doing during the VietNam war..." then they could ask some tough questions about how many men he jumped ahead of to get into the TX natl guard, and how many men were sent to VietNam and died there so that the Shrub could sit on his backside swigging beers at the local cantina missing drills.

Frankly, I think it's time to get dirty.