Cornel West: You Know Kerry's in Trouble When...

When the former president and patron saint of your party is about to undergo bypass heart surgery, but feels the need to call you up to give you advice on how to turn your campaign around — well, that's a sign that you're sliding in the polls. A lot of people on the left want to give Sen. John Kerry advice on how to beat President Bush. Commentator Cornel West shares his observations on the Kerry campaign.



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