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Live Thread: Kerry on Imus (starts 7:29 EST 09/15/04)
Imus Radio Show ^ | 09/15/04 | Don Imus

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: groundhogday; hidingfromthemedia; imus; kerry; spiderhole
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Unfortunately, I can't find a "listen live" link for any of the stations.

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?

1 posted on 09/15/2004 4:23:20 AM PDT by xm177e2
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To: xm177e2

Imus is alive? I thought he'd been dead for years.


2 posted on 09/15/2004 4:24:36 AM PDT by JusPasenThru (What did Dan Rather know, and when did he know it?)
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To: JusPasenThru

There's a reason Kerry is going on Imus's show. Imus will kiss Kerry's patrician posterior.


3 posted on 09/15/2004 4:25:27 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: xm177e2; leadpenny; McGruff; YaYa123

Just in case you are watching. :)


4 posted on 09/15/2004 4:25:41 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: xm177e2

This is Kerry's Waterloo. Stay tuned.


5 posted on 09/15/2004 4:27:02 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings)
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To: xm177e2

Live link?????


6 posted on 09/15/2004 4:28:14 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (W-"We stand for the Second Amendment which gives every American the individual right to bear arms.")
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To: xm177e2

I hope he gets pissed off.


7 posted on 09/15/2004 4:29:30 AM PDT by battlegearboat (Who's hoarding all the carbon paper?)
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To: xm177e2

I don't know if I have the foritude to watch it. I will depend n the kindness of Freepers.


8 posted on 09/15/2004 4:29:30 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (What part of SHALL PASS NO LAW do they not understand?)
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To: Bahbah

I'm here


9 posted on 09/15/2004 4:29:48 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@Should be fun.com)
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To: xm177e2

Kerry is ON TIME!


10 posted on 09/15/2004 4:29:54 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Old Edwards was in Oregon last night and is doing great according to Lurch.


11 posted on 09/15/2004 4:30:28 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: OXENinFLA
F'n from Detroit.

Imus asks if Edwards is still on ticket

12 posted on 09/15/2004 4:30:29 AM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: Bahbah; xm177e2

Actually on time for a change.


13 posted on 09/15/2004 4:30:36 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: xm177e2

Cahill still running the campaign, according to Kerry.


14 posted on 09/15/2004 4:31:11 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: DaveMSmith
Kerry is ON TIME!

Kerry is desperate.

Hey, Senator, when's your next presser?

15 posted on 09/15/2004 4:31:15 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: battlegearboat

Sounds like he has a clothspin on his nose.


16 posted on 09/15/2004 4:31:31 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: xm177e2

http://www.tantalk1340.com/programs.htm


17 posted on 09/15/2004 4:31:36 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (W-"We stand for the Second Amendment which gives every American the individual right to bear arms.")
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To: xm177e2
Carville and Begala.. SAVVY!

It is simple - Kerry is the anti-Christ!

18 posted on 09/15/2004 4:31:36 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings)
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To: leadpenny

Has NOT mentioned Viet Nam!


19 posted on 09/15/2004 4:31:59 AM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: battlegearboat

Lurch sez: "Jump up and down and go out and support George Bush".


20 posted on 09/15/2004 4:32:09 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: DaveMSmith


This is hideously boring.


21 posted on 09/15/2004 4:32:22 AM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: leadpenny

Ok, the choice is simple. No jobs, middle class tax burden up, health care down. If you believe we can create jobs...well, I for one do not think the Pres can do that. We went into Iraq ALONE.


22 posted on 09/15/2004 4:32:22 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: xm177e2

Kerry --- Bush chose tax cuts over "investing"... Investing in WHAT?


23 posted on 09/15/2004 4:32:33 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: OXENinFLA

Unfortunately, I can't find a "listen live" link for any of the stations.


24 posted on 09/15/2004 4:32:55 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: leadpenny

Still bashing Bush, says the President still doesn't get it. He is hopeless.


25 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:10 AM PDT by woodyinscc
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To: xm177e2

Imus stated earlier that McCain took him to Walter Reed and was openly grousing that half the kids convalescing there wouldn't be there if Bush hadn't screwed things up in Iraq.

Just in case there are any McCain fans left on FR.


26 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:17 AM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: battlegearboat

Kerry hacking and damn near swallowed his dentures.


27 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:21 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: don-o

Yet,, :-)

Doin great, actually!

The President does NOT have a dopey salute.. mind your manners Imus.


28 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:28 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings)
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To: OXENinFLA

http://www.tantalk1340.com/programs.htm


29 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:40 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: OXENinFLA

It's on MSNBC TV, if you have cable.


30 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:42 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

Investing = taxes in DemSpeak


31 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: battlegearboat

Imus should ask, but won't, if Kerry thinks 43 is a liar.


32 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:51 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: battlegearboat

Sounded like he hacked up a lung.


33 posted on 09/15/2004 4:33:56 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (W-"We stand for the Second Amendment which gives every American the individual right to bear arms.")
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To: xm177e2

I found one post #17


34 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:20 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (W-"We stand for the Second Amendment which gives every American the individual right to bear arms.")
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To: conservative in nyc

Is Imus going to get a word in edgewise?


35 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:25 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: xm177e2

streaming audio at http://www.tantalk1340.com/imus.htm

Just regular CRAP so far...


36 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:34 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: mewzilla

Imus is letting him ramble on and on.


37 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:38 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: xm177e2

He'll do a better job of making America safe. I guess he's going to inspect the containers, protect nuclear plants, cops are being cut. Our police aren't being trained to patrol with terror in mind. I need to check with the NYPD.


38 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:51 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: conservative in nyc

It is not the intention that the federal government 'invests'


39 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:53 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings)
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To: mewzilla

Imus shouls also ask why Kerry won't sign that form to release all his military records. Or how Kerry will get all the tropps out of Iraq in his first term. And why Kerry won't answer hypothetical questions.


40 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:01 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: xm177e2
'Mary Beth Cahill is running my campaign." first president in 72 years to have lost jobs (didn't use Herbert Hoover's name, because Hoover's ranked higher in a poll than he did). Everytime Bush had a choice, he made the wrong one, then list them....blah blah

Kerry is phoning this one in...in more ways than one! Just snippets from his speech.

Imus is giving him plenty of rope..and he's hanging himself with it...just spouting his own talking points...Imus is going to zing him good when they hang up.

41 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:04 AM PDT by YaYa123 (@Should be fun.com)
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To: conservative in nyc

Investing in communism. Read Kerry's Senate record.


42 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:09 AM PDT by snooker
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To: Barlowmaker

Actually, McCain put it on Rumsfeld.

Lots of bad blood there.


43 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:12 AM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: Bahbah

95% of the containers at our ports are not inspected. What the heck has he been doing in the Senate for the last 20 years?


44 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:18 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: xm177e2

Kids at Walter Reed? Arms grafted to their legs? Did he say that?


45 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:22 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: conservative in nyc

over investing in Heinz Ketchup factories overseas.


46 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:24 AM PDT by wvromania (CHALLENGE KERRY to release DATE and TIME he Visited Troops at hospital!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: babaloo

He's hoping Imus doesn't ask him about CBS's memos.
No good answer there for Kerry at all.


47 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:36 AM PDT by mabelkitty (Watch for a CBS employee in a trench coat going by DeepWord.....)
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To: xm177e2
Kerry will do a better job of making America safe. Homeland security, 90% of containers not inspected, cops being cut, nuclear risks, etcBush has alienated us in other countries. So far, he is listing problems with no solutions.
48 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:41 AM PDT by VRWC_minion ( I'll send email telling you where to send check.)
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To: xm177e2
"When you see some of them... with their arms grafted to their legs" <-- what the heck does this mean?
49 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:57 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: babaloo

They're going to need a scanning electron proctoscope after this to find Imus's head, it's gonna be shoved so far up Kerry's rice butt.


50 posted on 09/15/2004 4:36:02 AM PDT by mewzilla
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