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If we don't change our direction soon, we run the risk of ending up exactly where we're headed.
And Edwards... am I right in recalling that he complemented Cheney on being such a wonderful father?
Whatever... We had one of the best opportunities to get rid of one of the most vile creatures in our history, and Kerry fizzled. Make that two of the most vile creature in our history.
And - do you remember Teresa Heinz Kerry's speech at the convention? She spent the whole time talking about her deceased former husband - Mr. Heinz. By the time she got around to John, everyone was either asleep or watching something else...
All I know is how I felt - watching him let Bush slither away undamaged and undaunted.
Dean would have parboiled the s.o.b.
Bush could fake an authenticity that should make Romney green with envy.....
Can't recall, but Barry Goldwater certainly thought Lyndon was a liar, and possibly much worse (rumor has it he suspected Johnson might have been involved in Dallas), but I'm not sure if he actually used the L word in public against Lyin' Lyndon.
Kudos to him though if he did.
Kerry did well in the debates given some of his constraints and the rules of engagement. His problem was earlier with the failure to be ready to quickly address the Swift Boaters, then in failing to call out, loudly and quickly, what Blackwell and Co were doing to suppress and manipulate the vote in OH. That was a stolen election, imo, the second in a row for Bush against the Dems. Just not quite as overtly done, but overt enough for Dems to try harder to try and stop.
Ultimately, those people find it difficult to distance themselves from someone like W.
And it only looked ridiculous, and trying too hard to shore up a glaring weakness, when Kerry did that loud hunting photo-op with the murdered, bloodied pheasants in tow, which he may or may not have shot himself.
Ultimately I would have preferred a little less finesse and more muscle with the Dem going up against Junior that year -- i.e. more like HST but without the awful FP hawkishness and civil liberties-suppressing Cold War policies. Tough-minded, hard-working JFK vs Nixon might be a better positive example. Don't back down, don't let attacks go unanswered, take the battle to your opponent and put him on the defensive.
But Kerry just didn't have JFK's innate political good sense nor his toughness. Still, probably the best chance candidate we had that year, given Hillary had pledged to finish her senate term and because Gov Dean would not have resonated with enough blue-collar Dems to win outside a few coastal states.
And I think Kerry and his team took a remarkably naive and legalistic approach to addressing the election stealing efforts by Rove et al -- huge mistake.
Don't back down, don't let attacks go unanswered, take the battle to your opponent and put him on the defensive.
That would have been a winning strategy.
He didn't go that route because he wasn't that committed. He didn't see things that clearly. Money, comfort, power and the good life does that to people.
I do think, however, that Dean would have easily destroyed Bush. And I do think that the "average" American could easily identify with him - because he truly identified with them.
But, as I said, considering the muscle that Bush laid upon us - through the media, with Cheney, with his associations with the arms makers and Cheney's connection with war profiteer Halliburton... etc. Kerry exhibited no muscle. No conviction. No identification with the people of the United States. He appeared to have nothing to offer - and Bush had the appearance of having done something to keep us "safe". f
I hope Kerry is appointed ambassador to Hallieryville in Platerzingyland and we never hear from him again.
And Dukakis was a dufus.....
And Mondale was too old style...
And Carter was not as liberal as Teddy....
And McGovern, well, now we have a good candidate....
And Humphrey was a supporter of LBJ
And LBJ was a war monger
Except for McGovern, the Democratic nominees have been soooo disappointing.....
Obama still has to put up with the birther nonsense.
Hillary is used to this idiocy....
If your sister studied with him, all I can say is, "wow!"
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However, isn't this terrific name for his teacher, with whom Rada Lupu also studied?
He then attended the Bucharest Conservatoire, studying under Florica Musicescu, who also taught him privately.
She would have cleaned McCain's clock.....polls showed as much at the time...
She has a potentially broader base of support than Obama that would include more working class whites and women of all stripes....She should be able to pick up almost all of Obama's coalition of younger voters, college educated Whites, Blacks and Hispanics. Indeed, she has been more popular among Hispanics than Obama, as the 2008 primary shows....Any drop-off in the enthusiasm of the Obama coalition should be more than made up by the enthusiasm generated for the first woman President.
Hillary has only gotten better since 2008....She has laid to rest any concerns based on being a loyal supporter of Obama....
She will face misogyny....but Obama faced racism....Being the first woman President will bring in more support than opposition based misogyny....
There's something happening here...
But it sure seems like every time that
...there's a man with a gun over there...
It may (or may not) be a failing on my part.
So overall I'd say the guy is still pretty much an @ss.
"...it's just a clever marketing ploy, a slick gambit carefully orchestrated by hotshot campaign organizers who, once Obama gets into office, will suddenly turn from perky optimists to vile soul-sucking lobbyist whores..."