From an e-mail pal:
Has anyone compared Kerry-Edwards to Dole-Kemp? Senate stalwart who’s tight
with his party but can’t excite anyone and has no vision reaches out to a
guy who has a clear vision. Kemp had a history of getting elected, yes, but
his and Edwards’ reputations and functions are similar — they are supposed
to get the base excited with their core principles talks (for Kemp,
supply-side economics, for Edwards, Two Americas redistribution). Kerry vs.
Bush looks like Dole vs. Clinton — popular incumbent looks weak because of
intense scrutiny (on scandals for Clinton, on Iraq for Bush) but the Senator
challenging him is uninspiring. The only difference is the media sides with
the challenger this time.