Rupert Murdoch isn’t the only one beating up on Mitt and comparing him to John Kerry. Bill Kristol from The Weekly Standard, who helped bring us Sarah Palin, makes the same comparison and throws in Michael Dukakis for good measure.
He urges Mitt to “get off autopilot” and “actually think about the race he’s running.” But Mitt is too cautious to do the kind of fundamental campaign overhaul he needs, and besides, there’s no such thing as a personality transplant. Mitt is too “conservative” as a person to create and run the campaign conservatives want.
I don’t think the GOP’s comparing President Obama to Jimmy Carter is resonating, but their comparing their own hapless/hopeless guy to Kerry and Dukakis rings true.