Bush Campaign Considers Windsurfing Kerry Ad A "Threefer"
The new Bush campaign ad portraying a windsurfing John Kerry as a flip-flopper is being called a "threefer" by Bush campaign aides who claim it touches on the three elements of the GOP strategy to beat the Democrat. First, they said, it portrays a "rich guy" in a sport very few others play. Second, it allows the campaign to address the key issues when it mentions Iraq and domestic policy issues. Lastly, it drives home the claim by the Bush team that Kerry flip-flops when it portrays him shifting direction on the waves. "He gave us our Dukakis-in-the-tank image," a Bush adviser said.
Racicot Defends Windsurfing Ad, Says Kerry Is "Rudderless."
On CNN's Inside Politics, Bush campaign chairman Marc Racicot said the windsurfing ad is "a very serious ad that points out that his campaign and his policies are rudderless, that, in fact, there's no sense of direction that you can predict or understand."