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The Democratic Attack24:50
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photoThe Republicans are clearly enjoying the spotlight this week. But the Democrats are here too, and they are taking careful notes.

The first line of the Kerry campaign's defense is ten blocks from the RNC. The Democrats are manning a rapid-response "war room" filled with staffers making calls and blasting off press releases rebutting any Republican utterance they hear.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear from a host of Democratic watchers, who have spent the past three days sharpening their knives in preparation for the counter-attack.

Guests:

Terry McAuliffe, chairman, Democratic National Committee

Harold Meyerson, editor at large, The American Prospect

Chris Gregory, current advisor to John Kerry

Matt Continetti, political columnist, The Weekly Standard

Representative Barney Frank (D-MA).

This program aired on September 1, 2004.

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