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  • America Votes

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    Friday, October 08, 2004

    Clashing symbols 

    The Kerry forces finally found a catchy symbol to counter the beach flip-flops that President Bush's campaign has used to great effect to mock the Massachussets senator for shifting positions.

    In the press filing center at tonight's debate hall in St. Louis, Kerry spinners have been passing out rose-colored glasses - those kitschy jobs from the old 3-D movies - to illustrate their argument that Bush is out of touch with reality on Iraq and the economy.

    A brochure accompanying the glasses says: "Record deficits got your poll numbers down? Falling wages and skyrocketing health care costs turning your red states blue? Missing WMDs making you scowl and growl? Try W's rose-colored glasses."

    Will it catch on? Who knows, but it's better late than never and a sign that the Democrat's campaign has learned how to be punchy with the addition of former Clinton spinmeisters last month.

    posted by Thomas Fitzgerald at 4:02 PM



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