Baltimore Sun, July 9, 2004 (no link):

"The American public is going to take into consideration the fact that John Kerry made his decision [to choose John Edwards as VP] in terms of political expediency rather than expertise and experience," said Kevin Madden, a spokesman for Bush's re-election campaign. "He made it to close the charisma gap."

Because Republicans would never do a thing like that!

--Michael Crowley