May 16, 2004: Kerry Shifts Campaign Focus from Iraq to Economy (Reuters)

  • “We know that the measure of a strong economy is a growingmiddle-class where every American has a chance to work and anopportunity to succeed,” Kerry said. “For three years, theAmerican people have been asking this White House, ‘What areyou going to do about this? For three years, they’ve looked atyou almost with scorn, certainly with indifference andbasically said: ‘You’re on your own.”’