Before he underwent quadruple bypass surgery, Bill Clinton discussed campaign strategy with John Kerry in a 90-minute telephone conversation. Clinton advised Kerry to focus on change. As this Slate article explains, Kerry has begun to use that advice. Kerry's new message is:
"Go vote for Bush if you want four more years of falling wages, of Social Security surpluses being transferred to wealthy Americans in the form of tax cuts, of underfunded schools and lost jobs. But if you want a new direction, he said, vote for Kerry and Edwards."