Joel Mowbray

Making politics personal, Kerry told a Florida rally, ?You don?t have a prayer of getting a flu shot.?  In an interview on National Public Radio yesterday, the Democratic challenger managed to tie the flu vaccine to the war on terror, asking, ?If you can?t get flu vaccines to Americans, how are you going to protect them against bioterrorism??

(Playing an historical role reversal, running mate John Edwards is the positive pol on the trail, promising, ?We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson?s, Alzheimer?s and other debilitating diseases... When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk.?  Translation: George W. Bush may believe he is guided by God, but Kerry is God.)

The desperation in the Kerry campaign is palpable.  The latest attacks border on self-parody, the kind of stuff that could easily appear as-is in The Onion.  Exhibit A is a new Kerry campaign radio spot airing in Florida:

?George Bush and the Republicans are so busy kowtowing to drug companies, so busy giving them billions, helping them price-gouge, pumping up their profits, so busy selling us out, they can?t even get vaccines to keep pregnant women safe from the flu.?

Pregnant women?  Is Kerry serious? 

Kerry couldn?t possibly believe his own hype?and voters probably won?t either.

Joel Mowbray

Joel Mowbray, who got his start with, is an award-winning investigative journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist and author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security.

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