Skip to comments.Kerry and Clinton Have Another Long Talk
Posted on 09/09/2004 6:41:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW ORLEANS - Days after Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) and former President Clinton (news - web sites) had a lengthy, late-night telephone chat to discuss campaign strategy, the two were at it again on Thursday. Only this time, politics weren't involved, says a Kerry aide.
Kerry just wanted to check in and see how Clinton was doing as he recuperates in a New York City hospital after heart bypass surgery earlier this week, said Kerry spokesman David Wade.
Before giving a speech Thursday to the National Baptist Convention, Kerry said he had spoken to Clinton and that the former president said to say, "Hello."
Members of the country's largest predominantly black denomination cheered loudly at the mention of Clinton's name.
Wade said the conversation between the two Democrats was brief. He described Clinton as being in good spirits and said Kerry did not ask for any political advice.
"He only called to see how he was doing," Wade said. "They didn't talk politics."
Last Saturday night, two days before the surgery, Kerry and Clinton talked by phone and Clinton reinforced that a strong campaign message can be hammered out of Bush's record on jobs, Iraq (news - web sites) and other issues, said a Democratic official familiar with the talk. Bush has enjoyed a rise in the polls since the end of the Republican convention.
Indicators measure the nation's unemployment rate, consumer spending and other economic milestones, but Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) says it misses the hundreds of thousands who make money selling on eBay.
"That's a source that didn't even exist 10 years ago," Cheney told an audience in Cincinnati on Thursday. "Four hundred thousand people make some money trading on eBay."
eBay is an Internet auction site where anyone can sell just about anything, including clothing, cell phones, jewelry, memorabilia, trinkets and automobiles.
Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards (news - web sites) responded that Cheney's comments show how "out of touch" he and President Bush (news - web sites) are with the economy.
"If we only included bake sales and how much money kids make at lemonade stands, this economy would really be cooking," Edwards said in a statement.
Four veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan (news - web sites) praise President Bush's efforts in the war on terror while casting doubts on Democrat John Kerry's abilities in a new television ad by a Republican-leaning group.
"President Bush sticks to his policies," says Daniel Zimmerman, a retired Marine Corps sergeant. Retired Army Green Beret Frank Antenori adds: "I don't think Senator Kerry has what it takes and he doesn't have the resolve."
The 30-second ad, paid for by Progress for America Voter Fund, is to run over a week starting Friday in Wisconsin and Iowa, which are among the most competitive states in the presidential race. The fund, an affiliate of a group created by longtime Republican consultant and former Bush aide Tony Feather, will spend at least $1 million to run the ad.
Brian McCabe, the fund's president, said the group plans to stay on the air in both states until Nov. 2, and will expand to other states, with new ads each week until Election Day.
He said the fund has $32 million in the bank, and at least $15 million in pledges.
Associated Press writers Laura Meckler in Cincinnati and Liz Sidoti in Washington contributed to this report.
Yeah right Nedra... it was only to check up on how billy boy was doing.
sKerry was calling BJ to find out which sex club in New Orleans had the best girls.
Why in the hell is he talking to Clinton? Is Kerry into S&M? If not, Kerry's race really is a remake of Dumb and Dumber.... Duh!
Likely Clinton telling Kerry how to use Word to create interesting documents.
Clinton to Kerry:
" I had a near death experience brother, it smelled like BBQ and my ass was on fire"
Call anytime, Bill.
"Hey Johnny, I got an offer ya can't refuse."
Likely pupil reporting to the master!
"Hi John, here I've been reading about you lettin' Joe and James, and Paul to run your campaign for ya.
"John, you're a F**kin idiot, she's gonna just bitch-slap you ass all over the country. That Hillary's a mean-one!"
Frenchy: "Bill, I need some advice from the expert on how to weather a scandal of my own creation, spun by my smears, lies and distortions."
Bubba: "I dunno, John. If I had your wife's money, I never woulda had to go into politics in the first place."
Post #7 Picture BTTT !!!!!!!
Image by Cam Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen
The quintessential definition of the noun "idiot".
THAT'S WHAT KERRY'S TALKING TO BILL ABOUT,
I can hear it now
"COMRADE, WHY'D YOU SET ME UP LIKE THAT? DAN AND I BOTH THOUGHT YOU LIKED US!"
Oh, great, maybe we can start another 1000+ post thread of prayers for the Sinkmaster!
"I feel your pain."
Our good friend Nedra Pickler does show Kerry is well - in a pickle. Former President Clinton is the one calling the shots. You don't get the impression Ketchup Boy is on an equal footing.
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