Adam Nagourney warns us that both sides are making stong charges before the upcoming debate. Apparently, the Dems are planning to raise the question of responsible dissent and what they see as Republican attempts to stifle a free debate:
A senior Kerry adviser, Joe Lockhart, laid out what Democrats said would most likely be another major theme for Mr. Kerry leading up to the debate, as he accused Mr. Bush of "using the war on terror as a political tool and a political weapon" in seeking to silence dissent.
We hope to have more on this soon. However, a quick point - folks who rely exclusively on the NY Times for their news may not know just how far the Kerry campaign side has pushed the boundaries of what we suppose they consider to be responsible dissent.
Fair and balanced.
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