Bush Begins Ad Campaign Using 9/11 Images As Kerry Considers Running Mates
A day before Bush begins his TV ads in key states tomorrow, using 9/11 footage as if he has a monopoly on the tragedy, John Kerry has already launched his process for selecting a running mate. According to the AP, Kerry has brought aboard a former Mondale assistant Jim Johnson to begin the review and vetting process of possible VP nominees.
Check out the names of possible VP nominees put forward by the AP. They range from the predictable (Gephardt, Clark, Edwards, Graham, Richardson), and the intriguing (Bob Rubin, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Mark Warner, Tom Vilsack), to the unlikely except to flatter (Dianne Feinstein, Janet Napolitano, Hillary Clinton, Ed Rendell, Franklin Raines, Bill Nelson.) Putting the likes of a Rubin (immense Wall Street support), a Landrieu or Lincoln (women and South/Midwest support) on the ticket is an interesting prospect.
Circling back to Bush’s use of 9/11 imagery to sell himself for election this year, wouldn’t it be fair play now for 527’s like MoveOn.org to use the same imagery in ads asking why the Administration is dragging its feet on meeting with the Commission, and also to ask in the ad what exactly was in the August 6, 2001 President’s Daily Brief?