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Son of GOP President Supports Kerry (BARF-ALERT)
Associated Press (by way of Yahoo! News) ^ | September 29, 2004 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/29/2004 6:47:11 PM PDT by Jacob Kell

TRAPPE, Md. - John Eisenhower, son of Republican President Eisenhower, said in a newspaper column this week that he will vote for Democratic Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) for president on Nov. 2. In a rare public announcement, Eisenhower said he switched his party affiliation from Republican to independent after 50 years after losing confidence in his former party. He said Kerry has demonstrated courage, competence and a concern for tackling the "widening socio-economic gap in this country."

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KEYWORDS: bush; dubya; eisenhower; election04; election2004; jfk; jfnk; johneisenhower; johnfnkerry; kerry
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1 posted on 09/29/2004 6:47:14 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Daddy he ain't


2 posted on 09/29/2004 6:48:08 PM PDT by marineguy
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To: Jacob Kell
Yeah, I just saw that on Airliners.net's Forums. Our resident black, racist, communist is just drooling because in his words "more and more true conservatives are supporting Kerry".
3 posted on 09/29/2004 6:48:59 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: Jacob Kell

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1230956/posts

Why I will vote for John Kerry for President (Sad deterioration of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Son)

Original article here


4 posted on 09/29/2004 6:49:49 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: marineguy

Another Ron TuTu Reagan. Oh well.


5 posted on 09/29/2004 6:49:55 PM PDT by Texasforever (Mainstream Media Has Been Outsourced.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Early alzheimers.


6 posted on 09/29/2004 6:50:14 PM PDT by mombrown1
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To: Jacob Kell

Did Ed Koch get this much publicity?


7 posted on 09/29/2004 6:50:47 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Jacob Kell
Nooooooo! Not John Eisenhower!

That's it, folks. It's over.

8 posted on 09/29/2004 6:50:49 PM PDT by ScottFromSpokane (Re-elect President Bush: http://spokanegop.org/bush.html)
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To: marineguy

In fairness, his daddy was a bit of a RINO.


9 posted on 09/29/2004 6:50:52 PM PDT by tellw
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To: Jacob Kell
"widening social-economic gap"

Widening???? Widening???

The poor in our country get cable, for cripes sake!!!!
10 posted on 09/29/2004 6:51:23 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Try to avoid the Yahoo! John F. Kerry for president campaign (read: "Yahoo! Election News"))
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To: Jacob Kell

His father is probably turning in his grave, but seriously, why should people even care about what this guy thinks?

I hear the son of John Kennedy's sister-in-law's grandmother is voting for Bush. Where's the AP on that?

Ridiculous.


11 posted on 09/29/2004 6:51:31 PM PDT by Trippin
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To: Jacob Kell

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1229031/posts


12 posted on 09/29/2004 6:52:12 PM PDT by Max Combined (I gave back, I can't remember, six, seven, eight, nine...)
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To: Jacob Kell
Fine. We'll give them an Eisenhower. But we'll raise them 300 electoral votes.
13 posted on 09/29/2004 6:52:27 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: Jacob Kell

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1230956/posts


14 posted on 09/29/2004 6:52:53 PM PDT by Max Combined (I gave back, I can't remember, six, seven, eight, nine...)
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To: Trippin
There's another Kennedy relative as well - he goes by the name of Arnold. I'm guessing he'll vote for President Bush.
15 posted on 09/29/2004 6:54:45 PM PDT by Bernard (Let Freedom Reign)
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To: Jacob Kell

I believe that his "piece" ran in the Manchester (NH) Union Leader. I sent a "letter to the editor" suggesting that Mr. Eisenhower was hiding behind his name and refusing to provide an email address or other address where we who disagree with him could comment.

John Eisenhower is a damned coward. And you can quote me, if you wish.


16 posted on 09/29/2004 6:55:12 PM PDT by jackbill
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I live in MD. I guess my vote washes out his. Move on. Nothing here.


17 posted on 09/29/2004 6:55:30 PM PDT by sneaker
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To: tellw
No.......Ike was more or less apolitical.Both the Dems and the GOP wanted him to be their presidential candidate,but Ike went GOP.He certainly wasn't a Conservative,but neither was he a RINO.

Don't use the term RINO,when what you really are trying to say,is that someone wasn't/isn't a Conservative.

18 posted on 09/29/2004 6:56:36 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Jacob Kell

Proof positive that drugs DO corrupt the mind....


19 posted on 09/29/2004 6:56:38 PM PDT by TheBattman (Islam - the cult of Satan - The DemocRAT Party= Acolytes of SATAN)
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To: marineguy
"Daddy he ain't"

Wonder what his reading list is. . .

20 posted on 09/29/2004 6:57:17 PM PDT by cricket (Don't lose your head. . vote Republican. . .)
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To: Jacob Kell

The 4th generation of Richard Nixon's dog "Checker" today said in an interview that he was tired of watching his party be taken over by Neo-Cons. Therefore he is switching his vote to Kerry. When asked by Fox news that Kerry's French poodle "Fifi" and he were seen together in a Cambridge back alley after meeting online at votergasmfordogs.org he stated he had no further comment.


21 posted on 09/29/2004 6:57:55 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: All

You guys are great! I am so glad I found this outlet. Thanks Freepers!


22 posted on 09/29/2004 6:58:04 PM PDT by jgophel
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To: Jacob Kell

Now more than ever, we voters will have to make cool judgments, unencumbered by habits of the past."


So I, Dwight Eisenhower's son will now turn around and urge you to vote a vote clearly encumbered by habits mired in an an isolationist, appeasement minded past. America must retreat from the world. We must hide! We cannot fight the evil doers. We must hide from them in Fortress America! RUN! HIDE!

Truly a sad, debased son of a proud noble father. How his father's spirit must be weeping at this.


23 posted on 09/29/2004 6:58:33 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Vote Bush 2004-We have the solutions, Kerry Democrats? Nothing but slogans)
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To: Jacob Kell
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24 posted on 09/29/2004 6:58:37 PM PDT by MrMarbles
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To: COEXERJ145

I do agree with the correlation, or lack thereof, between father's and sons, such as Ike and his Kerry-lovin' son and Regan and his tough-guy son, Ron "Jr".

-the tough guy part was a joke


25 posted on 09/29/2004 6:59:57 PM PDT by marineguy
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To: Jacob Kell

I don't know how old and senile this guy is, but his daddy Ike only became a pubbie because the RATs didn't think they could win with him.


26 posted on 09/29/2004 7:00:19 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Jacob Kell
after 50 years after losing confidence in his former party.

I took him a long time. FIFTY YEARS WOW!

27 posted on 09/29/2004 7:01:07 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: Jacob Kell

The fool of the Eisenhower family outs himself.
Until now he could only be suspected of being a fool. He opened his mouth and removed all doubt.


28 posted on 09/29/2004 7:02:32 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( WMD="W" Means Decisive.)
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To: Jacob Kell
after 50 years after losing confidence in his former party.

No Woder we have a Republican Governor and a Republican Lt. Governor.

29 posted on 09/29/2004 7:04:35 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: Jacob Kell; JohnnyZ; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Impy

This fool is 82, he's clearly senile.


30 posted on 09/29/2004 7:04:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (*This Just In ~ Dan Rather's Penis Is A Forgery, Film At 11*)
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To: jgophel

Welcome aboard. We are glad you found this outlet too.


31 posted on 09/29/2004 7:05:17 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( WMD="W" Means Decisive.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Senility didn't set in at such an early age with his father.


32 posted on 09/29/2004 7:07:08 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Jacob Kell

Kerry has demonstrated courage, competence and a concern for tackling the "widening socio-economic gap in this country."

The man must be an elitist like Kerry and also lacking in the brains department to honestly believe the senator is courageous and competent.


33 posted on 09/29/2004 7:09:00 PM PDT by midftfan
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To: Jacob Kell

Since nobody gives a rat's behind about John Eisenhower he may as well say something that makes him sound importaint and gets him invited to a cocktail party or two. Personally I don't think the man could find his own A$$ with both hands and a flashlight


34 posted on 09/29/2004 7:13:25 PM PDT by sierrahome
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To: MNJohnnie

Well, John's son, David and his wife Julie are rabid Republicans!!!!!!


35 posted on 09/29/2004 7:16:39 PM PDT by Ladytotheright (Right is Right)
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To: Jacob Kell

And his wife Jeanne has already donated $250 to Kerry's campaign.


36 posted on 09/29/2004 7:18:25 PM PDT by mrsmith ("Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice... Hillary Rodham Clinton ")
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To: nopardons
No.......Ike was more or less apolitical.Both the Dems and the GOP wanted him to be their presidential candidate,but Ike went GOP.He certainly wasn't a Conservative,but neither was he a RINO. Don't use the term RINO,when what you really are trying to say,is that someone wasn't/isn't a Conservative.

You state that he wasn't a conservative, if not a conservative then what?

He stole the election from a true conservative Taft with a write in campaign in NH.

37 posted on 09/29/2004 7:19:00 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: Jacob Kell
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38 posted on 09/29/2004 7:20:25 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (MAKE SURE YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND VOTE Nov 2nd!)
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To: Jacob Kell
This guy is so irrelevant that I've decided to practice my HTML skills while writing this meaningless post. Why do the more level headed children of politicians get ignored while numbnutz like this guy are watched like a canary in a mineshaft?

39 posted on 09/29/2004 7:22:20 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's getting hard to see through all of the "white out" on my screen.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Poor sad man... He has sipped the Kool Aid.. He has forgotten 9/11, He has been hypnotized by Michael Moore and he has done a huge injustice to his father. Why have so many forgotten, so soon... We failed on 9/11 to imagine the threat that befell us. Were we just supposed to fail again and do nothing in response to Sadaam Hussein's gathering threat? That would be like declaring war on Japan for bombing Pearl Harbor but allowing Hitler to continue his rampage thru Europe... Knowing what we know now that Sadaam and his sons were getting rich and passing funds on to terroists and supporting the causes of evil and doing this with blood money obtained from the oil for food program, even as the Iraqi people starved and the UN continued to be led by Sadaam, were we supposed to do nothing? For more than Forty years we have been trying to bring Peace to the Middle East, diplomacy has failed. The President has put us on a meaningful path... He has called it Liberty's Century, his doctrine will bring peace and Freedom and Liberty to parts of the world that were brewing with hatred for us. Those hungry souls will finally taste democracy and only then will we be free from the threat of terror. The President has weighed the costs and many future bloody battles will have been averted because of the good work that we do today... I think Ike would be proud or our President because he knew Freedom comes with a huge price but we gladly pay that price and always have paid that price because we know there is a greater cause. Let Beslan Russia stand as a cruel reminder of exactly what is at stake, we cannot waiver, we must not fail, we must bear any burden and pay any price, the very core of our Constitution guarantees Liberty and Freedom for our Children... and it is up to us, We the People must ensure that our government upholds and is accountable to our Constitution.


40 posted on 09/29/2004 7:24:09 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Don't let John Kerry put a price on our childrens heads bear any burden pay any cost elect GW.)
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To: Jacob Kell
Eisenhower said he switched his party affiliation from Republican to independent after 50 years after losing confidence in his former party. He said Kerry has demonstrated

Eisenhower's disillusionment with GOP fiscal and economic irresponsibility is certainly understandable.
But it is unfortunate that he views Kerry as the only available alternative.
It'd be better if he had adhered to his "independent" declaration, either supporting a third party candidate or perhaps offering an explanation for boycotting this year's major party offerings by voting "none of the above".

41 posted on 09/29/2004 7:32:03 PM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Jaysun

Nicely done!


42 posted on 09/29/2004 7:41:01 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Attn: CBS: We may FReep in our jammies, but we won't take your lying, lying down!)
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To: Ladytotheright

I saw David & Julie on Larry King in 2000 and I was impressed. I remember thinking that Julie would have been First Lady now if President Nixon had had his way. He tried hard to pair her up with a certain handsome Guard member but the relationship didn't 'take'. That would have been a great political dynastic marriage and Julie would have made an excellent First Lady. However George W fell head-over-heels with a beautiful and elegant librarian and we are very happy to have sweet Laura in the White House. She's done a wonderful job for the past 4 years.


43 posted on 09/29/2004 7:46:33 PM PDT by plushaye (President Bush - Four more years! Thanks Swifties.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Sound a lot like a socialist to me!


44 posted on 09/29/2004 7:47:12 PM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
Thanks Hegemony Cricket!

45 posted on 09/29/2004 8:21:30 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's getting hard to see through all of the "white out" on my screen.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Okay,once again for the political naifs on FR.........

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS NOT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY;NOT NOW,NOT EVER!

And for people to call those not conservative "enough",RINOs,is a misuse of that therm.

Ike,as I stated earlier,was more or less apolitical,but when both the Dems and the GOP wanted him as their presidential candidate,he went with the GOP. Yes, he consider the GOP to be his party and was a REPUBLICAN.

Ike "stole" the election from Taft? What alternate universe do YOU live in? Nobody,NOBODY, was going to beat Ike in those two elections.The tenor of the times were such,that Ike was "it".

46 posted on 09/29/2004 9:01:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: plushaye
Julie and David were childhood sweethearts,They married just before Nixon's first inaugural.

Are you trying to imply that Nixon attempted to set an ENGAGED or MARRIED Julie up with W? WHEN?

Nixon tried to set up Tricia,Julie's older sister up with Prince Charles.That didn't take.

47 posted on 09/29/2004 9:06:39 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Jacob Kell

This guy's a loon and it shows that greatness usually skips a generation or two.


48 posted on 09/29/2004 9:11:10 PM PDT by Bullish (Tick... Tick...Tick...Tick...)
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To: nopardons
No.......Ike was more or less apolitical.Both the Dems and the GOP wanted him to be their presidential candidate,but Ike went GOP.He certainly wasn't a Conservative,but neither was he a RINO.

If Ike was "apolitical" but ran as a Republican, then doesn't that make him a perfect case in point RINO?

Don't use the term RINO,when what you really are trying to say,is that someone wasn't/isn't a Conservative.

Isn't RINO the term generally given to Republicans who are not conservatives and by word and deed undermine conservatism? Eisenhower rarely challenged the Democrats on any issue, and I would argue his weakness as a party leader played a part in the GOP losing their Congressional majority in 1954.

Eisenhower named Earl Warren and William Brennan to the U.S. Supreme Court (though in fairness Ike regretted doing so). Still, you can see how it happened. Ike was a RINO and he appointed a RINO (Warren) was Chief Justice. And Brennan was a Democrat.

49 posted on 09/29/2004 9:29:45 PM PDT by tellw
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To: nopardons

I just looked it up. It's in Bill Minutaglio's "First Son" decent biography. He says it was Tricia but I thought I've read about it elsewhere in good biographies as Julie? Maybe my memory is faulty.

Nixon sent a private plane to get George W for a special date with one of his daughters in 1969 when he was in the National Guard on base in Georgia. Minutaglio says:

"Of course, word even went all the way back to Houston. His friends there knew that he hated the entire episode, hated being forced to endure that long plane ride to Washington.' We went to dinner. It wasn't a very long date,' was all that Bush would ever say"


50 posted on 09/29/2004 9:33:18 PM PDT by plushaye (President Bush - Four more years! Thanks Swifties.)
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