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Mickey Kaus has more on Kerry’s “affirmative amnesia strategy” (his words for my “shroud of forgetfulness” — can you figure out which of us is the policy geek and which one is the Dungeons and Dragons geek?).

From Kaus:

Actually, the Kerry team appears to have gone beyond a mere passive hide-the-candidate strategy and taken it to the next level, pursuing a pro-active make-the-voters-forget-the-candidate strategy. In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, “just 57 percent of the respondents say they know a lot or a fair amount about Kerry,” reports NBC’s Mark Murray. That’s “a real drop from 68 percent in the NBC/Journal March survey.” The voters actually know less about Kerry the more the campaign progresses. It’s working! At this impressive rate of memory loss, most of the electorate won’t even recognize Kerry’s name on the Nov. 2 ballot. … 11:38 P.M.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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