Friday, April 09, 2004

Karen Hughes: Bush Liability?

TNR's Reihan Salam explains why Karen Hughes is bad for Bush. The idea is that Hughes's modus operandi is to portray Bush as a bumbling but admirable everyman or "lovable underdog," while Karl Rove has re-engineered Bush as a powerful war-time president. "Uniter" versus "War President" then.

The truth may be that it doesn't hurt Bush to have both views out their, but as Salam points out:
Step into John Kerry's shoes for a moment: Which Bush would you rather run against?

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