"Mr. Kerry's insistence on pushing ahead with his own plan has left the Democrats divided, and open to renewed Republican accusations that they are indecisive and weak"calipendence, and don weigh in.
we get 9 paragraphs into the story before getting a quote from anyone, none of which are particularly problematic - and without the 9 para set-up, there's no story about divisive, angry dems who dont have a plan. they were able to find one guy who i've never heard of, from a group i've never heard of, who says: "He feels like he needs to sharpen his position. But voters can sense when you're being resolute for convenience sake, or for political advantage."
and if the story couldn't be even stupider, RS notes that:
"(NOTE: An earlier version of the Times article received by RAW STORY included 'stubbornness' to describe Senator Kerry's current position on the Iraq war)"apparently calling a flip-flopper 'stubborn' might run the risk of mixed messages that might confuse redvoters so they had to take it out. or something.
nice work, again, NYT.