Michael Graham and Jim Geraghty explore what it would take for the DNC to dump Kerry if things continue to look bad in October:
Would a majority of those folks vote to dump Kerry if he seemed to be a McGovern-style disaster in the making?
Probably not. For starters, there’s no easy choice to replace him. Hillary Clinton appears to be laying the groundwork for 2008. The party could bump up Edwards, or bring in two new guys.
The advantage for the Dems would be that all of the anti-Kerry efforts of the GOP and conservative groups – all the Swift Boat Vets for Truth ads, all the flip-flop jokes, all the “I voted for it before I voted against it”