Monday, April 12, 2004
Kerry says "misery index" highlights middle class woes - Apr. 12, 2004
My problem here is that this is the only tactic available for most candidates. First, demonize the opposition by making him/her look really bad. Second, polarize the people - here, the Kerry Campaign targets the upper and lower class as getting "more than their fair share", making the middle class feel left out and put upon. Third, provide an alternative - maybe, and really only if pressed. We might never hear the exact details of what Kerry would propose differently, but as long as the first and second pieces of this equation do their job, he won't have to.