i think the premise is wrong. kerry largely runs his own campaign with some advisors off in the shadows. we all know that dubya's campaign is steered by karl rove and rove does a masterful job, no doubt. kerry doesn't have a rove. i wish he had james carville pulling some strings, but he only has bob schrumm writing some speeches, but nobody making decisions. if the story quoted in the first post is true, then it's about time that kerry let someone create the issues and make strategic decisions so kerry can focus on the appearances and issues.<br><br>"Tribal sovereignty means that, it's sovereign. You're a—you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." dubya 8.6.04