Outrage displacing issues in US presidential race

The US presidential race threatens to become a nagging contest.The choice for voters is supposed to be about which candidate might best govern the country, not which one has the thinner skin.Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the certain Democratic challenger, called President George W. Bush's campaign team "crooked" and "a lying group."All the Bush team could think to do was demand an apology.The wimps.This came in the same week Bush television advertisements provoked howls from the Kerry side.The ads included video shots from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.Kerry supporters, including family members of some of the victims, were appalled that the president had "politicized" the trage...

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