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Thursday, September 25, 2003

Clark Gets Kerry's Role

Will Saletan has a nifty essay up about how Wesley Clark is finding success with exactly the same tactics as John Kerry has tried. So why does it work for Clark and not for Kerry? Saletan says it may be because Kerry's stiff and tries to have it both ways, but the recent statements on Iraq by Clark sound a lot like Kerry's flip-flopping too.

The reason is simpler: People just like Wesley Clark better. He comes across as more sincere and genuine, even if he is using similar phrases and themes as Kerry has.

(Via Not Geniuses)