Analyzing Kerry's Stump Speech Like President Bush, Sen. John Kerry has a standard speech he delivers at every rally and whistle stop on the campaign trail. Though it's evolved over time, key elements of the speech remain constant: the opening joke and overarching campaign message. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.
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Analyzing Kerry's Stump Speech

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Analyzing Kerry's Stump Speech

Analyzing Kerry's Stump Speech

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Web Extra: Kerry Speech Sept. 10, 2004, in Allentown, Pa.

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Like President Bush, Sen. John Kerry has a standard speech he delivers at every rally and whistle stop on the campaign trail. Though it's evolved over time, key elements of the speech remain constant: the opening joke and overarching campaign message. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.