Adam Nagourney's latest article (on the front page of the Sunday New York Times above the fold, of course,where it will do maximum damage) may be the Guernica, the Ninth Symphony, the Blonde on Blonde of the Nagourney oeuvre. Even the title is quintessential Nagourney:
Kerry Struggling to Find a Theme, Democrats Fear
That's a poem, ladies and gentlemen -- eight words, four of them "Kerry," "Democrats," "Struggling," and "Fear," with Kerry's struggle causing Democrats' fear, and Democrats' fear making Kerry have to struggle. Brilliant!
The New York Times pays Nagourney to say only two things in print, over and over and over: (1) Democrats are doomed and (2) we know this because Democrats say so. Here, yet again, Democrats trash a Democrat -- Kerry doesn't have a war room in Ohio, can you imagine? The fact that Kerry is neck-and-neck with an extraordinarily well-funded incumbent who a year ago was expected to be unbeatable is never mentioned.
By the way, shouldn't there be a simple rule for everyone in the Democratic Party? DON'T TALK TO ADAM NAGOURNEY. EVER. Is this really so difficult to grasp?