: The NY Times headline writer got it backwards today:

The Contrasts:

Two Messages,

Hope and Fear

The implication, it seems, is that Bush has a message of hope (that things are on track in Iraq) and Kerry a message of fear (that it’s screwed up).

I could argue that their messages in the debate were the exact opposite: that bush has a message of fear (we have to fight terrorists before they fight us) and Kerry a message of hope (that the U.N. et al will save our asses).