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Kerry likened to 'Lurch' by ex-N.Y. Times editor
World Net Daily ^ | 6-2-04

Posted on 06/02/2004 5:54:55 PM PDT by hope

Edited on 06/02/2004 7:49:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

by ex-N.Y. Times editor

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Wednesday, June 2, 2004



ELECTION 2004
Kerry likened to 'Lurch'
by ex-N.Y. Times editor

Howell Raines says 'pompous' John has 'Addams Family' face, no clear message


Posted: June 2, 2004
2:55 p.m. Eastern


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com


John Kerry, left, likened to TV's Lurch

While talk-show hosts across America have for some time likened presidential candidate John Kerry to television's comedic monsters Herman Munster and Lurch from the "Addams Family," the comparison is now being drawn by Howell Raines, the former editor of the New York Times.

In a commentary published in today's Guardian newspaper in Britain, Raines writes:

"The TV camera is an X-ray for picking up attitudinal truths, and Kerry's lantern jaw and 'Addams Family' face somehow reinforce the message that this guy has passed from ponderous to pompous and is so accustomed to privilege that he doesn't have to worry about looking goofy. It's as if Lurch had gone to Choate."

While Raines says he believes Kerry can win the presidency in November, he feels less sure of that now than he did in the primaries, with new doubts creeping in about the Democrat's ability to connect with voters.


"I personally find him easier to talk to than Al Gore," writes Raines, "but there's no denying that he's ponderous. And he's pompous in a way that Gore is not. With Gore, you feel that if he could choose, he would have been born poor and cool. Kerry radiates the feeling that he is entitled to his sense of entitlement. Probably that comes from spending too much time with Teddy Kennedy, but it's a problem."

Raines concludes by comparing President Bush to a well-known Disney character as he strategizes the need for Kerry to proffer a clear message voters can understand.

"Surely someone in Kerry's campaign can figure out a way for him to say, 'Here's my plan for getting us out of Iraq and defeating terrorism,' and 'Here's my plan for making sure you're not sick and poor in your old age.' And then make him say it over and over again, no matter what question is asked of him. Kerry has to face the fact that even though the incumbent looks like Goofy when he smirks, he's going to win unless Kerry comes up with something to say. To stay 'on message,' you have to have one."




TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: howellraines; kerry; nyt

1 posted on 06/02/2004 5:54:56 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope

LOL..been calling him that for years.


2 posted on 06/02/2004 5:56:12 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour Tickets On Sale Now!)
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To: hope

You Decide 2004

Ha!

3 posted on 06/02/2004 6:05:10 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over our Military men and women who serve to keep us free.)
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To: hope

Raines has been listening to Laura Ingraham, I see.


4 posted on 06/02/2004 6:05:13 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (President Bush has a September 12 mindset. John Kerry only has a November 2 obsession.)
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To: hope

Rush said Raines plagarized him.


5 posted on 06/02/2004 6:06:10 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: hope

Looks like JOHN FONDA KERREDY has a new shorter nickname...other than " FINGERS " LOL


6 posted on 06/02/2004 6:07:03 PM PDT by JediForce (A JEDI MUST HAVE THE DEEPEST COMMITMENT, THE MOST SERIOUS MIND (YODA))
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To: hope

Lurch had more of a loveable personality than John Kerry, though.


7 posted on 06/02/2004 6:07:38 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: mdittmar

Lurch actually looks better than Kerry.


8 posted on 06/02/2004 6:10:02 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge

And Lurch had only ONE side to each of his issues.


9 posted on 06/02/2004 6:13:51 PM PDT by conshack
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To: Choose Ye This Day

And Ingraham has been listening to Rush.


10 posted on 06/02/2004 6:17:12 PM PDT by Terpfen (Re-elect Bush; kill terrorists now, fix Medicare later.)
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To: hope
As much as I enjoy a good roust of the Senator from Despair; I think that the only thing which is possibly even more insufferable than listening to John Kerry, is being lectured by that piece of pretentious flotsam know as Howell Raines.

Here's a man who took an already nakedly partisan, extraordinarily biased organ for every boutique leftist issue, and made it's reportage/commentary ten times worse!

He assumed the paper as the ever worsening decline initiated under the leadership of Max Frankel and Joseph Lelyveld manifested itself, and proceeded to accelerate it to the point where the paper is no longer recognizable as a legitimate source of news and opinion.

Raines can take his homespun wisdom and condescending manner back to Alabama for all I care. I've had enough of this logorrheic windbag and his high falutin' pretensions.

11 posted on 06/02/2004 6:23:20 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid ("Lookin' at cows! Lookin' at cows! When you're unemployed that's what it's all about!)
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To: conshack
And Lurch had only ONE side to each of his issues.

Good point.

12 posted on 06/02/2004 6:25:27 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (I will cast my vote for King Lurch........I'll change my mind in early November....)
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To: Jorge

This is an injustice to Lurch,of kerry's run Lurch would say."Don't be ringing me."


13 posted on 06/02/2004 6:25:42 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over our Military men and women who serve to keep us free.)
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To: mdittmar

Bump for home PC.


14 posted on 06/02/2004 6:27:38 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (sKerry to imagine the Kerry's swearing around Tony Blair or anyone else in power.)
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To: hope

Here are some more photos:

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blpic-kerrylurch.htm

http://strangecosmos.com/content/item/16380.html

John Kerry Slide Show:

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blelection2004pics.htm


15 posted on 06/02/2004 6:28:08 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: hope

Why are they running this guy? The answer of course is that they are trying to pass him off as a military man at a time when they know we want a strong defense. That is a joke of course, as he is a traitor, not a hero, but the press ignores that fact!


16 posted on 06/02/2004 6:33:20 PM PDT by ladyinred (The leftist media is the enemy within. John Kerry even flips&flops with his finger!)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Yes --- Lurch was much more likeable.


17 posted on 06/02/2004 6:36:37 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: hope

As surprising as it is, Howell Raines seems to have some objectivity remaining, in spite of his reign as editor of the New York Times.


18 posted on 06/02/2004 6:39:48 PM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: FITZ
Yes --- Lurch was much more likeable.

Most of all, he kept his mouth shut if he had nothing intelligent to say. If Kerry shut up, he'd stop arguing with himself (flip-flopper!).

19 posted on 06/02/2004 6:48:28 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: ladyinred

And for the ultimate in dem hypocrisy, Kerry is said to have made remarks that Bill Clinton's lack of military service should not have been an issue when he ran against a genuine combat hero, George H. W. Bush. Oh, what a difference a few years make, huh?


20 posted on 06/02/2004 6:51:14 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (BUSH/CHENEY 2004!!!!!!)
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To: hope


21 posted on 06/02/2004 6:52:44 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: gitmo
"Rush said Raines plagarized him."

Could be some Freepers feel the same way.

Just havae to conclude that 'great minds' often duplicate.

The good news/bad news is that Raines sees President Bush as 'Goofy' as mentioned in this article; and it harldy gets a lift of even an eyebrow.

22 posted on 06/02/2004 6:53:10 PM PDT by cricket
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To: hope


23 posted on 06/02/2004 6:55:49 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: mdittmar
You rang?
24 posted on 06/02/2004 7:24:28 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: hope
Lol
25 posted on 06/02/2004 7:27:29 PM PDT by No!
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To: HungarianGypsy

What an insult to Ted Cassidy (Lurch).


26 posted on 06/02/2004 7:29:38 PM PDT by wolficatZ (___><))))*>___)
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To: Huber

laugh ping


27 posted on 06/02/2004 7:59:50 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Keep your kids safe; keep W in the White House.)
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To: ladyinred

As if four months in the Mekong makes up for 30 years of lies and shameful votes against our military, national deense and intelligence services.


28 posted on 06/02/2004 9:01:18 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (4 months in the Mekong don't make up for 30 years of lies and shameful votes since then.)
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To: hope
Now all we need is for the cleverer humorists in the media to see, identify, and name the resemblance to Herman Munster...Should be a bonanza for TV FUNHOUSE.
29 posted on 06/02/2004 9:16:54 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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