Skip to comments.The world wants W out: Kerry
Posted on 03/09/2004 2:42:38 AM PST by kattracks
WASHINGTON - Expanding his lead in a national poll, Democrat John Kerry made waves yesterday by saying foreign pols have confided they are rooting for him.
"I've met foreign leaders who can't go out and say this publicly but, boy, they look at you and say, 'You've got to win this, you've got to beat this guy, we need a new policy' - things like that," Kerry said.
President Bush is widely unpopular in many parts of the world, but Kerry's comment came close to flouting the longstanding American tradition of leaving partisan politics at the water's edge.
Kerry "may have friends in countries like France who would rather see him as President, but American voters will make that decision," said Bush campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel.
Bush boosters routinely lampoon Kerry's fluency in French and his year at a Swiss boarding school, hoping to tar him with voter anger against French opposition to war in Iraq.
Bush, who touts his unilateral policies, portrayed Kerry as being in the pocket of foreign leaders.
"My opponent says he approves of bold action in the world, but only if other countries don't object," Bush said.
But the tough talk of Bush's debut on the campaign trail does not appear to have given him a boost.
A new Gallup Poll showed Kerry leading Bush by 52% to 44%.
In Florida, where the 2000 election was decided after a chaotic 36-day recount, a new Miami Herald poll had Kerry at 49% and Bush at 43%.
Kerry said he was already preparing legal challenges.
When a Florida voter asked Kerry what he would do "to prevent them from stealing the election," he said, "We're going to have the legal team in place. We're going to take injunctions where necessary ahead of time. We'll pre-challenge if necessary."
Originally published on March 9, 2004
Nothing like openingly undermining our countries national security.
Can some one explain to me what right John Kerry has talking to leaders of other countries? To me, this absolutely undermines our national security. It appears that Kerry is prematurely assuming the role of President.
John Kerry said some foreign leaders had told him they hoped he would beat President Bush.
UN Kerry would cede our sovereignty to the UN. Deploy ONLY under control of UN.
North Korea endorsed Kerry Pyongyang seems to hope victory for the Democratic candidate on November 2 would lead to a softening in US policy towards the country's nuclear weapons program. Kerry would negotiate directly with the North Koreans
Iran Kerry in direct email contact with that government, attempting to gain influence.
North Vietnam & Vietnam John Kerry and the VVAW signed the "People's Peace Treaty" , ceding victory to NVN.
Just to be clear, the "People's Peace Treaty" were simply the Viet Cong's terms. So when Kerry said the following, he was saying we should just sign the People's Peace Treaty and accept the VC's terms. (Madam Win Thi Binh was the Foreign Minister of the PRG--the Viet Cong.)
Kerry: "I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government and of all eight of Madam Binh's points it has been stated time and time again, and was stated by Senator Vance Hartke when he returned from Paris, and it has been stated by many other officials of this Government, if the United States were to set a date for withdrawal the prisoners of war would be returned."
PLO Yasser Arafat Kerry Praises Terrorist Leader Arafat as 'Role Model'
China actively contributed illegal monies to the previous administration. Money from foreign sources, already made against Kerry. Kerry: Give up Taiwan
Cuba Waiting for FLIP FLOP.
Aristide Kerry wants to restore this criminal to power.
A Presidential pardon for Saddam?
John Kerry to name Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as emissaries to carry water to above.
Without naming anybody, Kerry said he had received words of encouragement from leaders abroad who were eager to see him defeat Bush on Nov. 2. I've (Kerry) met foreign leaders who can't go out and say this publicly, but boy they look at you and say, 'You've got to win this, you've got to beat this guy, we need a new policy,' things like that," he said.
"We can't defeat communism in the world, and I
think we should have learned that lesson by now."
pre-challenge if necessary????
What the heck is that suppose to mean
Ummm Mr. Kerry ... WE WANT NAMES!!
Tell the truth or SHUT UP!
On America it appears
Eerily Clintonesque ... don't ya think?
It is going to take a very big spatula to scrape him off the wall after he hits.
This is already a Kerry tactic ... per his comments about expecting Bush to attack his character (as well as his wife's) in the coming months. Alright for the democ"RATS' to denegrate Bush at every opportunity ... but hey, don't touch us.
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