Is John Kerry trying to throw in the towel?
SPRING GREEN, United States (AFP) – Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry appealed for an end to the TV advertising war that has marked his election battle against President George W. Bush.
Kerry said the avalanche of negative television spots and attacks being shown on US screens was scaring off voters.
“Americans need a real conversation over our future,” Kerry said in a speech at a school in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
“What they don’t need is all these trumped up advertisements, they just make people curl up and walk away,” added the Massachusetts senator.
“I’m calling them ‘misleadisments,'” Kerry said of the adverts. “It’s all scare tactics … because (Bush) has no record to run on.”
The Democrats have complained bitterly about a new advertisement that shows Osama bin Laden, September 11 hijack leader Mohamed Atta, Saddam Hussein and the ruins of the World Trade Center, and questioned whether Kerry was up to dealing with them.
So much for him being a “fighter” huh?