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Re: Nervous Nellies

Don’t be nervous, Ramesh, I actually

wasn’t thinking about you or Rich. Don’t forget I work in a mainstream

newsroom, and I heard nothing but “Scary Zell!” the day after, and heard the

same thing over and over on the chat shows. I don’t begrudge you or anybody

the right to criticize the Miller speech on factual grounds, which seems

legit. What I believed was misguided was this notion that the militant tone

of the Zell speech was somehow going to make swing voters mess their drawers

and run crying to John Kerry. Please. It was all about hitting the Reagan

Democrats in the sweet spot, and I think it was a bullseye.

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