Kerry: Already on the GOP Firing Line

His flip-flops, cozy ties with lobbyists, Massachusetts-style liberalism, and newly adopted populism will make tempting targets

Propelled by five big wins in the Feb. 3 round of Democratic primaries and caucuses, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is steadily advancing on his party's nomination. But even as Kerry gathers momentum, he hears the sound of not-so-distant thunder. That's because President Bush's megabuck reelection campaign is starting to train its big guns his way.

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