Prediction: Roy Hoffman will be focus of Swift Vets ad #3

Just when John Kerry finally began responding personally to the first ad from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the Swiftees rolled out their second ad and knocked him further off-balance. At the moment, Kerry and his troops are attacking the motives and funding of their critics rather than refuting the Swiftees’ accusations with facts of their own. This tracks closely with the default Democrat approach of the past decade, and they will almost certainly keep trying to smear the Swiftees. Based on that and on the Swiftees’ proven patience and boldness, I have a hunch about the content of their upcoming third advertisement.
Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John KerryI’ve just finished my copy of “Unfit For Command”, and I was struck by a passage on pages 68 – 69 that described two phone calls that John Kerry made to Admiral Roy Hoffman, his former commander in Vietnam.
Back in 2003 Kerry called Admiral Hoffman and asked for his support in the presidential race. Hoffman, whom Kerry slandered as a sickening butcher in “Tour Of Duty”, told the candidate to take the proverbial long walk on a short pier.
On March 15, 2004 Kerry called again after hearing that Hoffman was busily organizing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Kerry made an offer: if Hoffman would back off and drop his efforts, thus killing the Swift Vets organization in the womb (how apropos), then Kerry would rewrite “Tour of Duty” to treat Hoffman fairly and retract the admittedly unfair accusations against him.
No matter how he might try to spin it, it’ll look bad. The most plausible explanation is that Kerry is an untrustworthy liar who made up his accusations against Roy Hoffman in “Tour Of Duty”, and only offered to quietly delete the lies when faced with impending disaster. Alternatively, the phone call demonstrates that Kerry is the kind of man who will whitewash war crimes if it will help him achieve his ambitions for higher office. It’s a no-win situation.
Watch for Swift Vets ad number three to highlight Kerry’s calls to Hoffman. Once Kerry gets himself way out on a limb over the next few days by calling the Swift Boat Vets liars, I think the Swiftees will saw off that limb by introducing his incriminating rewrite offer. What do you folks think?
Incidentally, guess who’s been making phone calls again?

UPDATE: That was quick. I guessed wrong. This latest ad is a very brief, very straightforward denial of the “Christmas in Cambodia” story, which Kerry’s campaign has admitted was a lie. However, Kerry still claims to have gone into Cambodia at other times. This ad features Steve Gardner, Kerry’s gunner, categorically denying that Kerry ever went to Cambodia.
I’ll take another stab at foretelling the future. In my post above, apply my guesses about the third ad to the fourth ad.