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11/12/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Kicking The Ass Into Shape
Categories :: Activism :: Democrats :: Election 2004 :: Kerry-Edwards 2004 :: Reader Interaction

Donkeys are famously known (and revered) for their stubbornness. When they detect danger they watch it. They do not run from it and they certainly cannot be forced towards it. The similarities between donkeys and democrats are almost eerie.




08/27/04 :: By William Hare
Break The McCain Link Now
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

Why should John Kerry and his campaign operatives listen to John McCain? After being scurrilously trashed in the infamous 2000 South Carolina primary by the Bush-Rove team he has now become a principal tool in Bush’s current campaign, a valuable asset to be used in battleground states. He was delighted to appear in a Republican ad shortly after John Edwards was selected as Kerry’s running mate that made an unproven assertion that the North Carolina senator was the Massachusetts Democrat’s second choice and that the first potential pick was McCain.




08/25/04 :: By Tom Ball
Kerry Sends Envoys to Bush Ranch
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004 :: Tactics

The Kerry campaign has an interesting strategy to deal with the swift boat liars. First, let the record and the facts completely obliterate the liars’ accusations. Second, tie them inextricably to the Bush campaign.




08/24/04 :: By William Hare
Rove's Swift Boat Stooges Must be Decisively Refuted
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

The first and obvious question to be asked after Karl Rove’s latest Swift Boat Stooge assault is, “What else can you expect?” Rove is like Murray Chotiner was to Richard Nixon, Rove’s political idol, and what the late Lee Atwater was to Bush’s father, George I, an unsubtle attack dog. Unleashing Republican hacks to attack John Kerry’s war record was clearly to be anticipated. At Maureen Dowd predicted in a well done opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times, this was only a prelude to a second and more prolonged attack on John Kerry’s war opposition, which is already in place with a second ad taking anti-war activist Kerry’s comments to the United States Foreign Relations Committee totally out of context.




08/23/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Two Months Out
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

Magic Eight Balltm says: Outlook Good. Let's look at the news that the media aren't reporting.




08/22/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Poll Shows Kerry Trouncing Bush Among Jews
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: Elections :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

A recent survey shows Kerry leading Bush 75 to 22 among likely Jewish voters, despite the GOP's enormous efforts to win over the Jewish vote, which has been -- and apparently remains -- an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency.




08/17/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
Night and Day, You Are the One
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

For sophisticated charm and yet a playful whimsy, nothing beats a Cole Porter tune. The recently released movie “De-Lovely” reintroduces Cole Porter and his double life to the American public. However, it is the music that calls one to another time that has the unmistakable sentiment of love with a wink and a nod. Cole Porter and Irving Berlin knew how to blend the simple with the complicated and present it with style, whit and sophistication.

So where am I going with this and the presidential campaign of 2004?

Well, I am tired of NASCAR dads, soccer moms, fundamentalist Christians, bubbas with beer guts, and a gun racks. I want America to change its focus. I want Americans once again to want a president who reads books, can pronounce complicated names, has a rich background of experiences, and drinks wine instead of the cheapest beer in the store.




07/31/04 :: By William Hare
Convention Blog 3: Kerry and Edwards "Shake Down The Thunder"
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

One of the most famous and inspiring fight songs in the annals of college football is the Notre Dame Victory March. A school of great gridiron tradition, the fight song evokes it in delivering the exhortation, “shake down the thunder from the skies.”




07/28/04 :: By William Hare
Convention Blog, Day 2: An Old Pro and a Young Star Set the Agenda
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

The connecting of dots mentioned in the last installment continued at Fleet Center on Tuesday. The instructive part about listening to the key convention speeches is the preview provided of the campaign’s thrust when Kerry and Edwards along with assorted party professionals and delegates leave Boston.




07/28/04 :: By William Hare
Democratic Convention Blog: The Clintons Front Row Center and Presidential Professionalism
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

The Kerry team unveiled its strategy at last night’s opening session at Boston’s Fleet Center for what is likely to be meant to extend well beyond the convention and comprise a centerpiece of the fall 2004 election campaign. The scripted game plan is reminiscent of a party strategy launched at a Republican Convention in 1972.




07/21/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Kerry Should Resign - Soon
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

While the prospect of John Kerry’s victory is tantalizing, it is potentially complicating in terms of control of the Senate. None of this should come as any surprise, but the importance is sometimes underappreciated. Even if temporary, control of the Senate by Republicans during the first few months of Kerry’s term will impact confirmations of Kerry’s cabinet nominees, passage of critical legislation, and possibly even the budget resolution. So what should be done about it?




07/15/04 :: By William Hare
Edwards as the Man Making the Case; Hubert Humphrey Revisited?
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

A short time ago on this site I wrote about similarities between the Democratic landslide victory in 1964 of President Lyndon Johnson over Senator Barry Goldwater and cited comparisons between that contest and 2004. Now that Senator Kerry has chosen Senator John Edwards of North Carolina as his vice presidential running mate another similarity looms between this year’s race and that historic contest four decades ago.




07/08/04 :: By Tom Ball
John Edwards: Clinton II or Empty Suit?
Categories :: Edwards, John :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

Is this guy for real? Time will tell. In the meantime, some have gone so far as to compare him with Bill Clinton. Both being young, southern, "New" Democrats with fire in their bellies. In '92, Bill Clinton reached out to middle class voters, talking of "putting people first." In '02 John Edwards repeatedly presented himself as a champion of "regular people."




07/06/04 :: By William Hare
Edwards for Vice President and the Strategy You Read About Here
Categories :: Campaigns :: Edwards, John :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

This morning’s announcement by Senator John Kerry about his selection as his vice presidential running mate of another Senator John, namely Edwards of North Carolina, provides the perfect choice to energize the presidential campaign. In only one term as senator Edwards has impressed with his vigorous populism and ardent fight on behalf of American working class values.




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