Except for noted Bush-basher Dana Milbank, the Washington Post has recently been very straight in its reporting. For instance, the Post first noted the Senate Intelligence Committee report that completely exposed Joseph Wilson as a serial fabricator.
It's revelation du jour: Democratic candidates in contested elections in states that Bush will likely win are avoiding John Kerry like plague. Here's an excerpt:
The top Democratic candidates from seven of the eight most competitive Senate races will be back home, as will dozens of House candidates.
Publicly, these candidates say they need to spend every possible minute campaigning at home. Privately, some acknowledge they do not want to hand their Republican opponents a ready-made campaign ad linking them to the Democratic Party's more liberal figures, such as Massachusetts Sens. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy, who will loom large here.
Hey, no laughing about how Ted Kennedy will loom large!
So much for a unifying Democratic ticket with national coattails.