Kerry missed the boat: Should have countered Bush's fear mongering w/ FDR: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
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Kerry missed an opportunity in this election to take a page from the FDR notebook, the one that says, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." He wound up playing the game on Bush's "Be very afraid" turf.
I was kvetching about this during the primaries, and so was Al Gore. He spoke at the TN Dem pre-primary rally, and said the GOP was using fear the same way they did back during the Nixon administration and his dad's electoral battle, only back then it was crime, not terrorism, that was the bogeyman