Kerry’s campaign has deteriorated to the point where Kerry is no longer talking to voters about his plan for America and why it’s so great. He is now reduced to snatching at every little anti-Bush rumor that comes along.
Last week, Kerry told The Des Moines Register that, with Bush as President, there is a “great potential of a draft” despite the fact that the President explicitly stated during the debates that the draft will not be brought back. Perhaps Kerry wasn’t paying attention?
Kerry told voters last Sunday (the 17th) that, if elected, Bush had in store a “January Surprise,” – privatizing social security. The first thing that’s wrong with this is that Bush has not said he will privatize social security (though that would probably be a good idea). Bush’s plan is to allow people to invest 25% of their social security payments privately.
The second problem with Kerry’ statement is that it’s not a surprise. As Fred Barnes pointed out on Fox News yesterday, it such a non-surprise that Bush actually campaigned on the partial privatization of social security the first time he ran for President.
I’m sure that the strongest feeling you’d find in the Kerry camp these days is desperation.