The John Kerry Attack Matrix

In some respects, the real presidential debate will take place in cyberspace, reports Wired magazine. "The Bush campaign has launched a massive rapid-response effort called Debate Facts to rebut challenger John Kerry's assertions during the debates," writes Louise Witt. "The campaign will provide a live feed to about 5,000 conservative blogs that subscribe to its news alerts. Debate Facts is similar to the "war room" the Bush campaign and the Republican National Committee set up in Boston during the Democratic convention - only much larger and more sophisticated." Staffed with a large team of policy, Internet and PR experts, Debate Facts will work closely with Republican luminaries including Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Rudy Giuliani and John McCainto spin the post-debate debate, using carefully crafted talking points that they have compiled into a 150-page book called The John Kerry Attack Matrix.