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KERRY DIDN'T GET IT DONE
New York Post ^ | October 1, 2004 -- | DAVID WINSTON

Posted on 10/02/2004 1:38:22 PM PDT by kingattax

ON the day of the most im portant debate in their political lives, President Bush was in shirt sleeves consoling Florida hurricane victims, patting some on the back, hugging others and shaking hands with the tired relief workers. John Kerry had a manicure. If ever there was a metaphor for the difference between these two candidates and their respective relationships with the American people, it was this.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firstdebate; johnkerry; kerry; presidentbush; presidentialdebates

1 posted on 10/02/2004 1:38:26 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

This election will hinge on how well the GOP stops democrat voter fraud which will be massive


2 posted on 10/02/2004 1:43:59 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: kingattax
The last three paragraphs of the article sum it up well:
Perhaps the most telling moment was the exchange between the two candidates on the issue of North Korea's nuclear program. Here, Kerry, who harshly criticized Bush for rejecting multilateralism in the leadup to the Iraq war, was equally critical of Bush's insistence on maintaining a multilateral approach in dealing with North Korea today. Consistency is clearly not Kerry's strong suit.

For all practical purposes, Kerry's debate performance was little more than a replay of his campaign stump speeches. Even his close - "I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as president" - was almost verbatim from his acceptance speech. It didn't work then, and it won't work now.

Kerry needed to win this debate decisively. Bush not only held his own but, in a plainspoken passion, showed why voters have more confidence in his leadership in the War on Terror.

And uncbob (comment #2), you are 100% correct. Between the fraud and the damed touch-screen voting machines, we'll be lucky if President Bush starts his second term by May 1, 2005. Thanks goodness we won't be changing parties like we were in 2000.

3 posted on 10/02/2004 2:24:35 PM PDT by upchuck (Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.)
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