Running Away From The Base

For the last year the Democratic party has been running almost single handedly on a Bush bashing agenda, known affectionately as ABB (Anyone But Bush). Now comes word that Bush bashing has been banned in Boston via The New York Times (Registration Required).

First, we’ll believe it when we see it. Second, is America really ready for a convention of monotone Kerry clones?

It’s worth noting that anything French is out too…

Update: Oliver Willis notes that a representative GOP lineup might be – be Ashcroft, Santorum, Falwell, Buchanan, Keyes, and Limbaugh. There’s no doubt that the GOP is playing a game similar to the one Kerry is playing, in stocking the keynotes with moderates.

If it’s to be an apples to apples comparison though, what the GOP would have to do is invite Oliver’s lineup to speak, but strip all the Kerry bashing out of their speeches. That would be about as interesting as watching an Al Gore speech without the fire-brand Bush hating. Oops, I forgot we’re going to have that pleasure…

Update 2: Allah points out a potential violation of the French rule. It’s worth noting that no such spectacle played out between Bill and Hillary.

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