Drudge reports that the Kerry campaign is set to run a 30-second ad on the Iraqi explosives that, he claims, the U.S. military failed to secure. If such an ad appears, I’m not sure that the blogosphere and the pro-Bush media outlets will have had enough time to counteract it. The Bush campaign should consider having ready an ad of its own attacking Kerry for making this apparently phony charge. The ad might include a picture of Mohammed El Baradei, the IAEA guy who put the story out, along with a representation of what the embedded NBC reporters found when they reached the site. The ad might also tie into one of Bush’s attack themes (perhaps the global test) so as not to appear defensive.
UPDATE: The ad has been released.
FURTHER UPDATE: Kerry Spot has some good ad language:
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