Skip to comments.Live Thread: Kerry on Imus (starts 7:29 EST 09/15/04)
Posted on 09/15/2004 4:23:20 AM PDT by xm177e2
Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry will be the guest at 7:29 am eastern. Senator Kerry has a lot of convincing to do, beginning with the I-Man.. whose support has waned in recent weeks. Despite several polls to the contrary, both campaigns acknowledge a 5-6 point lead for President Bush. Many analysts say it's a result of a post convention bump, and the GOP's ability to make the focus of the election national security and Kerry's record. The challenge for the Senator is to now put the emphasis back on domestic issues while separating the War in Iraq from the War on Terrorism. Can he turn the tide while continuing to play defense? Can he turn all the anti-Bush sentiment into a spark that ignites the Democratic base? Does he think it will ultimately come down to the debates? Will he finally be able to clearly frame his views on Iraq? Is John Edwards the VP candidate he thought he would be? John Kerry has his work cut out.. but, he can take a big step forward on Wednesday morning when/IF he answers the tough questions from IMUS.
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This interview will be a very important test for Kerry. He hasn't done any of these interviews in a long time (over a month without going on-camera with a big-name journalist). He's been running scared ever since the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth started asking about Cambodia.
He went onto The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a test run back then to see if he could handle a real interview. He failed. Stewart asked him about Cambodia and he froze up. That was over a month ago; Since then, he's avoided interviews like a vampire avoids crosses.
The appearance on Imus is likewise another test run. If he can pull this off, he will go on to other interviews, and try to come out of the hole he's hidden himself in. If he fails... he's going to dig himself deeper into the hole.
Will Imus ask him the tough questions about his campaign's/the DNC's involvement in RatherGate?
Imus is alive? I thought he'd been dead for years.
There's a reason Kerry is going on Imus's show. Imus will kiss Kerry's patrician posterior.
Just in case you are watching. :)
This is Kerry's Waterloo. Stay tuned.
I hope he gets pissed off.
I don't know if I have the foritude to watch it. I will depend n the kindness of Freepers.
Kerry is ON TIME!
Old Edwards was in Oregon last night and is doing great according to Lurch.
Imus asks if Edwards is still on ticket
Actually on time for a change.
Cahill still running the campaign, according to Kerry.
Kerry is desperate.
Hey, Senator, when's your next presser?
Sounds like he has a clothspin on his nose.
It is simple - Kerry is the anti-Christ!
Has NOT mentioned Viet Nam!
Lurch sez: "Jump up and down and go out and support George Bush".
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