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The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Democratic Strategies: Worried Democrats Urge Kerry to Start Revving Up Campaign

The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Democratic Strategies: Worried Democrats Urge Kerry to Start Revving Up Campaign: "DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIES
Worried Democrats Urge Kerry to Start Revving Up Campaign
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JODI WILGOREN

President Bush roared out of his New York convention last week, leaving many Democrats nervous about the state of the presidential race and pressing Senator John Kerry to torque up what they described as a wandering and low-energy campaign.
In interviews, leading Democrats - governors, senators, fund-raisers and veteran strategists - said they had urged Mr. Kerry's campaign aides to concentrate almost exclusively on challenging President Bush on domestic issues from here on out, saying he had spent too much of the summer on national security, Mr. Bush's strongest turf.
As the Labor Day weekend began, Mr. Kerry appeared to be heeding the advice with an aggressive attack on Mr. Bush's economic leadership. But many supporters also said they wanted to see Mr. Kerry respond more forcefully to the sort of attacks they said had undercut his standing and to offer a broad and convincing case for his candidacy.
'He's got to become more engaged,'' said Harold Ickes, a former political lieutenant to President Bill Clinton who is now running an independent Democratic organization that has spent millions of dollars on advertisements attacking President Bush. 'Kerry is by nature a cautious politician, but he's got to throw caution to the wind.'
Senator Bob Graham of Florida, a former rival of Mr. Kerry for the Democratic nomination, said Mr. Kerry still had not settled on a defining theme to counter what Democrats called the compelling theme of security"

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