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.
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.