Missing Kerry

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photoTwo months ago, John Kerry successfully captured the Democratic presidential nomination. But now, some Democrats are starting to worry that John Kerry still has not found a winning message beyond beating Bush.

After a brutally tough six weeks for the White House, a somehow fuzzy John Kerry has not advanced in the polls. This week, the Kerry campaign launched an aggressive $25 million ad campaign, sharply contrasting Kerry's military record in Vietnam with George W. Bush's thin wartime showing and highlighting the senator's legislative record.

Click the "Listen" link to hear what John Kerry stands for as a candidate and what he would stand for as U.S. president.


Karen Tumulty, National Correspondent Time magazine

Walter Shapiro, political columnist, USA Today and author of "One-Man Caravan: On the Road with the 2004 Democrats Before America Tunes In"

Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large, The American Prospect

Garance Franke-Ruta, The American Prospect

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on May 4, 2004.


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