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Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship
The New York Times ^ | September 14, 2004 | CARL HULSE

Posted on 09/14/2004 10:46:25 AM PDT by Area Freeper

Senator Edward M. Kennedy says he is not too worked up about the shape of the presidential race right now despite the fact that his junior colleague from Massachusetts is trailing in the polls.

Meeting with reporters this morning, Mr. Kennedy, an ally of Senator John Kerry, exhibited his long memory about political events. He recalled that the polls were swinging wildly in the 1968 race between Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey and that Mr. Humphrey gained 10 points in a matter of days as the race went into the final stretch, though he ultimately lost a close decision.

"I think it is just a question of time," Mr. Kennedy said about the prospects of Mr. Kerry righting his ship.

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And he did what he could to try to help, reiterating his new line of attack that the Bush administration is guilty of "incompetence" when it comes to Iraq as well as its handling of the economy and health care costs. The senior senator from Massachusetts also referred to criticism of the military strategy in Iraq from outgoing Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, a senior Marine commander, reported this week by The Washington Post.

"This is the beginning of the military leadership questioning the political leadership," Mr. Kennedy said.


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1 posted on 09/14/2004 10:46:27 AM PDT by Area Freeper
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To: Area Freeper

Teddy hasn't been sober long enough to make a lucid point about his opinion on anything for the last 40 years!!!


2 posted on 09/14/2004 10:51:40 AM PDT by QwertyKPH
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To: Area Freeper

Ballast ahoy. If only Kennedy could RIGHT AN OLDSMOBILE.


3 posted on 09/14/2004 10:52:17 AM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: Area Freeper

Is that ship the USS Oldsmobile, by any chance?


4 posted on 09/14/2004 10:52:21 AM PDT by rmgatto
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To: Area Freeper

Captain Oldsmobile gives his views on the Titanic.


5 posted on 09/14/2004 10:52:31 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kerry Kool-Aid: Changes flavors with every sip. Being Wrong is better than being F'n Wrong.)
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To: Area Freeper

Kerry's campaign is like a car on Chappy with Ted Kennedy driving.


6 posted on 09/14/2004 10:52:54 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Area Freeper

I didnt know Hillary crewed...she really needs to wear a top....

or a Burkha


7 posted on 09/14/2004 10:53:40 AM PDT by joesnuffy ( "Two Heads Are Better Than One"...."Unless They're On The Same Person" -Andy Sipowicz)
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To: sully777

ROFLMAO !!!!


8 posted on 09/14/2004 10:53:47 AM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Area Freeper
"I think it is just a question of time," Mr. Kennedy said about the prospects of Mr. Kerry righting his ship.
Oh, indeed. Because the junior senator has demonstrated impeccable timing so far, hasn't he?--and time is on the junior senator's side, isn't it? I mean, who wouldn't want this man, this small and indecisive wreck of a man, to assume the supreme seat of this, our tottering republic, in a time of war and uncertainty. I ask you, who?
9 posted on 09/14/2004 10:54:02 AM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: rmgatto

Yep. The man should definitely avoid any nautical references. Where is a forum administrator when you need them! TERMINATE THE ACCOUNT OF WHOEVER POSTED THAT DISGUSTING PICTURE! (only kidding...:)


10 posted on 09/14/2004 10:54:19 AM PDT by rlmorel
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To: Area Freeper
"Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship"

Uhh ... the same way Teddy righted his own ship in 1980 when he fumbled away the Democratic nomination in one television interview? [Of course, as your photo shows, Kennedy has a lot of "ballast" in the hull -- but it didn't help him 24 years ago.]

These moron New England liberals (Kennedy, Dukakis, Kerry) just don't realize that their message only works in Massachusetts. They win by large majorities, and combined with fawning adulation by the NYT, Wash Post, and international media, they think that they represent America.

But then again, I'd prefer they stay in denial for as long as they like. Both Presidents Bush will have been the beneficiaries of running against Massachusetts liberals.

11 posted on 09/14/2004 10:54:24 AM PDT by tom h
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To: QwertyKPH

"He recalled that the polls were swinging wildly in the 1968 race between Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey and that Mr. Humphrey gained 10 points in a matter of days as the race went into the final stretch, though he ultimately lost a close decision. "

'Uh, John,John, uh, I wouldn't get my hopes up!'

Talk about back handed support.


LOL!


12 posted on 09/14/2004 10:55:29 AM PDT by Bigh4u2
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To: Area Freeper

As opposed to Ted righting his car..


13 posted on 09/14/2004 10:55:48 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Area Freeper

Thar she blows!!!!!


14 posted on 09/14/2004 10:56:25 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Pax et bonum!)
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To: Area Freeper
Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship

Is that a Swiftboat, or a 1969 Oldsmobile U-Boat?

15 posted on 09/14/2004 10:56:28 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("I'm just a gigolo, and everywhere I go, people know I'm lyin' about 'Nam".....)
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16 posted on 09/14/2004 10:56:47 AM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: Area Freeper

Does this mean that Kennedy and the rest of the democRATS already have all their fraud voters lined up and paid 'walking around money?'


17 posted on 09/14/2004 10:57:54 AM PDT by Budge (<><)
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To: Area Freeper

Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship


18 posted on 09/14/2004 10:57:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Kerry lied while courageous veterans died.)
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To: Area Freeper
Um, Ted, I'm not sure that's a good analogy for you...

But then again, considering what you named your dog, you couldn't care less, could you?

19 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:00 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Area Freeper

Humphrey was a more likable person than Kerry, and there was a major third-party candidate in the race, George Wallace, who wound up with almost 10 million votes (more than 10% of the total)...how much of Humphrey's last-minute surge came from Wallace supporters who decided not to throw their vote away on someone who couldn't win?


20 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Area Freeper

21 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:13 AM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: itsamelman

Perhaps Teddy could stop attempting to steer.

The last time he was at the wheel a Women was killed.


22 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:28 AM PDT by Area51 (Diapers and Politicians need to be changed-For the same reason)
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To: Area Freeper
Kennedy: Keep bailing, Kerry... you've almost got the ship righted!!


23 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:38 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship

Enough with the euphemisms Kennedy.

24 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure</a>)
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To: Area Freeper
I think it is just a question of time," Mr. Kennedy said about the prospects of Mr. Kerry righting his ship.

I agree. I believe Kerry could have his ship righted in as little as 8 months, 12 months tops. Then campaign, watch out!

25 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:55 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Jefferson Davis - the first 'selected, not elected' president.)
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To: Area Freeper

"Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship"

That's part of Kennedy's problem, thinking people are in ships when they're not. Time for an intervention.


26 posted on 09/14/2004 10:58:55 AM PDT by Spok
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To: sully777
Hello,

No Kidding! I read the title of the thread and said to myself, he did not bring up water, did he? Good Lord.

Glad to be here, MOgirl
27 posted on 09/14/2004 10:59:05 AM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: Area Freeper
He recalled that the polls were swinging wildly in the 1968 race between Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey and that Mr. Humphrey gained 10 points in a matter of days as the race went into the final stretch, though he ultimately lost a close decision.

All these guys seem to be stuck in 1968.

28 posted on 09/14/2004 10:59:19 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Area Freeper

Raise the Titantic?


29 posted on 09/14/2004 11:00:04 AM PDT by mystery-ak (DNC=girlymen)
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To: Area Freeper
"I think it is just a question of time," Mr. Kennedy said about the prospects of Mr. Kerry righting his ship.

Kerry should have things all straightened out and be ready for the election by sometime next April.

30 posted on 09/14/2004 11:00:34 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Area Freeper

Have another Manhattan, Teddy boy.


31 posted on 09/14/2004 11:01:44 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: Area Freeper

Actually, "right" is not a term that comes naturally to Kennedy. "Left" is more to his liking. His politics are "left", and he "left" Mary Jo in the submerged car , and then he "left" the scene altogether as he scrambled to put together an alibi. And, after all was said and done, he was "left" with egg on his face.


32 posted on 09/14/2004 11:02:41 AM PDT by Pharlap
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To: Area Freeper
JOHN FORGE KERRY:
33 posted on 09/14/2004 11:04:41 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (History was a much easier subject when I was a kid. There was less of it.)
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To: Area Freeper
"I think it is just a question of time," Mr. Kennedy said about the prospects of Mr. Kerry..."

...obtaining a vintage 1970 typewriter in order to produce less easily-challenged forgeries.

34 posted on 09/14/2004 11:05:20 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Area Freeper
"Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship"


35 posted on 09/14/2004 11:06:42 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: My2Cents

36 posted on 09/14/2004 11:07:48 AM PDT by Area Freeper (From John Kerry, they get a "yes/no/maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies)
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To: Area Freeper
"It's just a matter of time"???


37 posted on 09/14/2004 11:08:11 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Area Freeper

Oy vay!


38 posted on 09/14/2004 11:09:03 AM PDT by Max7 (.)
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To: Area Freeper
When Ted tried for the Presidency he thought no one would remember or care about Chappaquiddick.

Now another Senator from Massachusetts, John Kerry, is running for President and he too thinks no one will remember or care about him calling all Vietnam vets wars criminals.

What is it about Massachusetts politicians?

39 posted on 09/14/2004 11:09:07 AM PDT by RJL
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To: Area Freeper
AMERICA'S BIRDS
EAGLE




TURKEY

40 posted on 09/14/2004 11:10:45 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: RJL

What is it about Massachusetts politicians?

41 posted on 09/14/2004 11:12:22 AM PDT by Area Freeper (From John Kerry, they get a "yes/no/maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
Is that a Swiftboat, or a 1969 Oldsmobile U-Boat?

Kerry's vessel is a boat, not a ship. A Hinkley 42 to be precise. Base price is around $700K. Then you add the
options. And fuel. Lots of fuel. It doesn't run on a $7K bicycle.

It's been in hiding this boating season, for some reason.

Oh, it's called the Scaramouche, out of Nantucket.

42 posted on 09/14/2004 11:12:59 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: sully777

Ahhh-I was going to say something cute about righting his automobile & my eye caught your "Oldsmobile"

Great minds think alike!


43 posted on 09/14/2004 11:13:08 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (What part of SHALL PASS NO LAW do they not understand?)
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To: Area Freeper
Kennedy is Confident Kerry Will Right His Ship

Just like his brother righted PT 109.

44 posted on 09/14/2004 11:14:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Area Freeper

"right the ship"

Somebody needs to tell "The Swimmer" to stay away from the water-based anologies. They only harken back to a wetter time.


45 posted on 09/14/2004 11:16:50 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Area Freeper

THAR SHE BLOWS!!!!!!


46 posted on 09/14/2004 11:47:20 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Kerry was for using superscript before he was against it)
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To: Area Freeper

A better title would be "Kennedy proposes a toast!"


47 posted on 09/14/2004 11:53:25 AM PDT by 50 Cal (Next time you think nobody cares if you exist just don't pay the IRS!)
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To: Area Freeper

Next Kennedy will be saying, "I actually saved Mary Jo Kopechne, before I let her drown".


48 posted on 09/14/2004 12:06:42 PM PDT by scooter2
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To: Area Freeper

I think re-floating is a more apt comparison. It's sinking fast.


49 posted on 09/14/2004 12:10:52 PM PDT by Casloy
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The RUNT of the litter leaves Mary Jo, swims a channel, is hidden by his cronies/family long enough for alcohol to leave his system, then appears on the pity-pot claiming shock and amnesia.
What a Hero!
Anyone remember the plane crash? Only 2 died on that occasion!
There is no bottom to the hole of Teddy's nerve!
And he calls our President a LIAR!


50 posted on 09/14/2004 12:12:00 PM PDT by Bob from De (While GWB was flying TANG F-102s, JFK was under FBI surveillance)
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