Kerry has pretty much ditched attempts to fight the election on the basis of domestic policy and is staking it all on ruining Bush’s credentials over foreign policy and the war on terror. So, will this work?
The smart money says no, but Kerry is not in a position to choose the issues that will dominate media coverage (if not necessarily the minds of the electorate). The sad fact is that the Democrats have been trying to put domestic policy on the agenda; trying and failing. This is there only option, and it is an equally sad fact that the Iraq debacle has not caused anything like the level of dissent seen in the UK, or in America during the Vietnam era.
However, let’s see how things stand in a few more years.