CNN's Inside Politics reports there is a "possible shake-up" coming in the campaign of John Kerry. Democrats "unnerved by the polls" think "there is a very small window in which to change some things. And they think it has to start with a shake-up in the campaign. And the name you hear the most, as you know, Mary Beth Cahill." But campaign chairwoman Jeanne Shaheen said in a CNN interview that Cahill "has done a terrific job as the campaign manager since she came on last November and turned things around. Bob Shrum is a trusted adviser of John Kerry and has been for more than 20 years." But in his Wall Street Journal Al Hunt says "the faltering Kerry campaign might be on the verge of a major shake-up." Former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart "might assume more control," and "another possibility" is "veteran Democratic politico John Sasso, currently at the Democratic National Committee." The New York Daily News reports Kerry is "angry at the way his campaign has botched the attacks from the Swift boat veterans and has ordered a staff shakeup that will put former Clinton aides in top positions."
In Bid To Blunt Bush Momentum, Kerry Camp To Make $45 Million Ad Buy.
The AP reports John Kerry's campaign "will buy $45 million worth of commercial time in 20 states through Election Day, including spots on cable television and advertising geared toward minorities. The buy is timed to coincide with the conclusion of President Bush's nominating convention as Kerry seeks to curb the Republican incumbent's momentum."
Democrats Want Kerry To Step Up Criticism Of Bush.
Meanwhile, the New York Timesreports Democrats "say they fear that Senator John Kerry squandered the capital from the Democratic National Convention as he spent August reeling from a frontal assault on his character and Vietnam War record, with many urging him to immediately sharpen his attack on Mr. Bush and make a more persuasive case for change."