Skip to comments.Kerry: Obama Won't Be Swift Boated
Posted on 04/05/2008 4:16:22 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
LANSDOWNE, Pa. - Sen. John Kerry reached out to veterans here on Barack Obama's behalf Saturday, saying he believes Obama is more prepared to be commander in chief than Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were when they took office.
Kerry told the crowd he did not think Obama would be victimized by GOP attacks the way he was in 2004 by the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." Kerry took responsibility for not fighting the Swift Boat assaults more effectively, but he said advisors, including Bill Clinton, suggested he not defend himself aggressively.
"We didn't lose to them, I didn't lose to them, because we didn't answer it with the truth," Kerry said. "We did. We just didn't do it enough."
He said his campaign did not put enough money behind a campaign to counter the Swift Boat ads.
"We're not gonna get that close" to repeating the mistake, Kerry said. "We're just gonna come right back so hard and so fast."
Kerry said Obama had foreign policy experience from his travels abroad and service in the Senate and that he has a better understanding of foreign affairs than other successful presidents, including Reagan and Clinton.
"I believe he brings to the table a clear, sober sense of how you put into place the kinds of policies that will maximize America's weapons in their totality," Kerry said. "And one of the great lessons is no president should ever, ever, ever be allowed to go to war because he wants to. We should only go to war because we have to, and that's clear."
He also said there was a "night and day difference" between McCain and Obama's philosophies on Iraq troop deployment.
"Barack Obama is the only person running for president today who understood Iraq from the beginning, who declared his position on it clearly in the beginning, and who has expressed a foreign policy throughout this that I think captures the needs of our country, and frankly the needs of the world," he said.
Kerry also met with voters canvassing for Obama on Saturday. He will campaign in Carlisle and Harrisburg on Sunday.
(NBC/NJ's MATTHEW BERGER)
Swiftboated: when TRUTH is told about a liberal.
Yeah. Why are libs against THAT?
Not in the way you were Senator Kerry, you who received 3 purple hearts inside a 90 day period with no duty time lost and all three incidents treated the following day at sick call with bacitrin. Not to mention the other lies you were caught at and too numerous for posting.
Hey, did you all know that Kerry served in Vietnam?
Please give our best to the Khmer Rouge.
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He says “swift boated” like it’s a bad thing?!
Libs equate Swiftboating to Waterboarding.
Is Kerry running for VP?
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
Or....truth to a lib is like a cross to vampires. Come to think of it, same thing applies to libs. Hmmmm....
“We didn’t lose to them, I didn’t lose to them, because we didn’t answer it with the truth,” Kerry said. “We did. We just didn’t do it enough.”
Nothing like claiming the exact opposite of reality is there.
Seriously, I don't believe that numb skull used Obama's and Reagan's name in the same sentence!
No you haven't yet...what's it been 2 years now?
Swiftboated: Damn, I love it when Kerry uses that word! It just reminds us what happens when the truth is known. He looked pathetic during an interview on FOX last night. His eyes looked like they were looking in different directions. Must be a hold over from Vietnam ... looking for Jenghss Khan to show up somewhere.
If the only person Obama can find to reach out to veterans on his behalf is "Jenghis Khan" Kerry, he's in trouble.
It’s getting hard to tell which failed presidential candidate is the bigger loon, Hanoi Boy or the Goracle. They are both freakin’ nuts!
I think John has the definition of “swiftboating” somewhat confused with Michael Kinsley’s definition of “gaffe”, which is when somebody inadvertently tells the truth.
Is F’n saying Obama-Rama was on a swiftboat or that Nixon sent him to Cambodia in 68’? I’m confused.
Obama will continue to be outted by the truth - just as the Swift Boat Vets for Truth outted the liar, Kerry.
Mark it on the wall.
He STILL doesn’t get it..
He can talk, cry, squeal or bitch all he wants against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - but he can not REFUTE A SINGLE CHARGE THEY LEVELED AGAINST HIM..
Oh - I nearly forgot to mention....
Jean F’n Kerry has STILL not signed his SF-180 to release ALL his military records to public review....
He hasn’t, because he can’t — the documents would prove to even the most ignorant leftist that Kerry LIED.
Kerry LIED and SLANDERED MILLIONS of Americans who served in Vietnam and the 58,195 whose names are on the Wall.
Kerry KNOWS the truth, and it is destroying him..
Kerry KNOWS that one day he must face the men he slandered...
They await him, and the living await the chance to piss on his grave....
He didn't defend himself, because he COULDN'T..
The SBVFT had the %$&^%$%^ centered in their sights..
They had the TRUTH -- Kerry LIED...
“And one of the great lessons is no president should ever, ever, ever be allowed to go to war because he wants to. We should only go to war because we have to, and that’s clear.”
Another “great” lesson is no President should ever, ever, ever be allowed to NOT go to war — because he’s a coward and doesn’t “want” to go!
We should always go to war when we must, and that’s clear!
Obama served in VN? Who knew ;-)
Well, of course the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth will not go after Obama. Obama was NOT in the military, he never served in Vietnam, and he didn’t tell harmful stories about his fellow veterans in order to make himself sound more important.
The SBV attacked Kerry because they were tired of the lying about things they were involved in.
“Hey, did you all know that Kerry served in Vietnam?”
Hey!! Wasn’t B. Hussein Obama the bunk-buddy of Hanoi John Kerry? Didn’t the two of them dodge sniper fire together and have those memories eternally seared into their minds?
Dang!! All of these liberals lies are getting hard to keep track of...............
Kerry will never release all his military records, much like Obama will never release all his state senate records.
But he did sit in a pew for 20 years to become a good Christian, but apparently never heard anything the pastor said.
Kerry didn’t fight back because the SBVFT had the goods on him. He had nothing to fight back with. And Obama better prepared than Regean? Uh Uh!
Yes, the Gigolo Boy is right for once, O’Bambino won’t be swiftboated, he’ll be wrighted, or maybe spitzered. Dictionary makers, stay tuned!
And I’m not holding my breath for any members of his church to come out with Obama standing in the aisle shouting “Amen” when Wright kept yelling “God damn America” in his sermon.
The Swift Boat Veterans for TRUTH told us about the real Jon Cary. That leftist weasel still hasn’t released all the records and still hasn’t come clean. Of course, his treasonous back-stabbing against all the troops in the field and millions of veterans is a matter of public record in 1971 and did not depend at all upon the controversy about his performance in Vietnam. That is one point that was often (intentionally) lost in the MSM treatment of the controversy — there should have been far more focus on what he said and did back in the states, which was all a matter of public record. He sought to actively undermine our nation and warriors while combat was continuing.
Is Kerry running for VP?
Obama will pick Kerry for VP.
With that dashing fence post as a supporter, Obama is a shoo-in ;)
It is clear that you have no real strong opinions about John Kerry.
Personally, I also think that the so called man is scum.
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