Election Recycling: Interns Armed with Tivos Edition

knees_together_knees_together_knees_together Approval of Bush's handling of war on terror up five points in three weeks, to 55%, but 46% say the U.S. is winning. Slim majority says Iraq was not worth fighting. Bush's approval rating unchanged at 48%. Selection of Edwards strengthened support for Kerry. [WP]

Gay marriage ban set for defeat. [WP, WT]

Convention to reintroduce Kerry, dwell on theme of "Stronger at Home, Respected in the World." Pollster: "Seventy-five percent of the campaign for Kerry is that week, and the rest is holding on to the gain from that week." [WP, LAT, WT, WT, USAT]

Bush appeals to rural America: "I believe the heart and soul of America is found in places right here in Marquette, Michigan," not in Radio City with Kerry. [WP, NYT, LAT, WT, USAT]

BC04 war room, modeled after Clinton's in '92, but designed for offensive tactics. Mantra: "It's the Hypocrisy, Stupid." Communications director: "[Y]ou have to have all that research about [your opponent] all of the time because he's going to go on the trail and say something ludicrous, like he did last week when he said 'I share your conservative values,' and you need to rapidly provide reporters with evidence to the contrary." Interns utilize Tivo. [NYT, LAT]

Kerry hits Bush on jobs data. [BG]

Bush "doesn't realize how many African-Americans he is thumbing his nose at," says NAACP supporter. Brazile says speech to gathering is Kerry's "opportunity to showcase not just the strong support he has with African-Americans, but really to hit it out of the ballpark." [NYT]

Kerry has thousands of policy advisors to Bush's dozen. [WP]

Bush ad attacks Kerry for missing votes: "John Kerry is a very busy man... If these are John Kerry's priorities, let's hope there is a lot of havoc in his schedule." [LAT]

al Qaeda also confused about election plans. [WSJ]

As lawyer, Edwards made friends, enemies, and chose cases carefully. [NYT]

Hillary never asked to speak at convention. [NYT]

Vogue offers glowing portrait of Jenna, Barbara. Jenna: "He's not the shotgun-dad type, he's the joking-around-to-the-point-where-he-scares-the-heck-out-of-them-type." [WP, NYT, LAT]

Clinton on parallel tour for book, Kerry. [WP]

Humor used to attack No Child Left Behind. [LAT]

Cable news to absorb conventions. [WT]

Anti-war group offered different spot in Times Square. [NYT]

Many Wall Street firms plan escape from New York during convention. [WP]

[AP Photo/Carlos Osorio]


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