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Via Mickey Kaus comes Al Hunt's analysis of what's wrong with the Kerry campaign:

Leading Democrats describe a command structure often frozen -- or at least tempered -- by too many chefs, a too-heavy reliance on polls or focus groups and an aversion to risks. As a result, the message often is muddled and the reaction to hard-hitting attacks from Republicans often is slow and unconvincing.

If this sounds at all familiar, it's because you read it here six weeks ago.