Josh Marshall on Kerry’s Strategy

Josh Marshall has a good piece on TPM about Kerry’s strategy of more-or-less lying low while Bush’s popularity falls. The punch line:

Here’s the point I’d like to discuss in a bit more detail: the fact that Kerry can’t get a lot of attention to himself right now or that he’s not seizing the opportunity to make the case against Bush. I don’t think this is a bad thing at all. At least not for now.

Let’s think of this battle as a prize fight, with both men in the ring. If you’re up on points and the seconds are ticking down on the final round, what do you do?

Simple: stay out of his way.

Trying to land punches when he’s desperate and going down gives him the opportunity to hit back. And in such a dire moment that may be all he has. Why give him the opportunity?

You can read the whole piece here.