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The Mayor of Youngstown ,OH. speaks out."My granddaughters hug me....."
Boston Globe | 10/18/2004 | GEORGE M. McKELVEY

Posted on 10/18/2004 3:54:44 PM PDT by prognostigaator

I'M THE Democratic mayor of Youngstown, a city that traditionally gives 60 to 75 percent of its vote to the Democratic presidential candidate.
Growing up with the legacies of FDR, Harry Truman, and JFK formed my core Democratic values.
They had the courage of their convictions, their word was their bond, and the entire world knew it.

They made me proud to be a Democrat. Fast forward to 2004. John Kerry stands on the stage of Radio City Music Hall, acknowledges a group of Hollywood leftists and elitists, and characterizes them as representing the heart and soul of America.

Senator Kerry, Ohio is still in America, and in Ohio Hollywood leftists do not represent our values, our heart, or our soul.

It gets worse. My fellow Democrats in Ohio recently selected our "Democrat of the Year." Would you believe Jerry Springer?
I'm told that as a good Democrat I must honor a man who on his latest television program featured 400-pound bearded sisters wrestling in a pool of Jell-O. Springer is a man who is well known -- for all the wrong reasons.

Senator Kerry reminds me of the politician who when asked his position on the war in Iraq stands tall and responds loudly: "One-half of my friends support the war in Iraq and one-half of my friends oppose the war in Iraq. And I'm not afraid to say that I support my friends."

My support for President Bush is motivated by his stance in making national security the number one priority. Bush understands that the terrorists cannot be reasoned with at a United Nations debating society conference.
Peace through strength brought down the Berlin Wall, and only peace through strength will defeat the terrorists.

In contrast, the Hollywood leftists who've hijacked the Kerry campaign believe that Michael Moore would be a more effective secretary of state than General Colin Powell.
I'm confident that FDR, Truman, and JFK would show Moore the door with their shoe leather on his backside. That's the Democratic Party I knew and loved.

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My granddaughters hug me when they are afraid.

My vote this year is for the man I believe will provide a safer future for all of our children and grandchildren.


That man is President George W. Bush. -- GEORGE M. McKELVEY


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bushdemocrats; fourmoreyears; gwb2004; mckelvey; youngstown

1 posted on 10/18/2004 3:54:45 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: prognostigaator

hey Bless this guy


2 posted on 10/18/2004 3:57:57 PM PDT by DM1
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To: prognostigaator

If he's a politician it means that city is goin for Bush


3 posted on 10/18/2004 3:58:34 PM PDT by Fallstaff
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To: prognostigaator

The rare rational Democrat.


4 posted on 10/18/2004 3:59:12 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: prognostigaator

whoa...


5 posted on 10/18/2004 3:59:24 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: prognostigaator

So this was in the Boston Globe? Sweet. It's heartening to hear dems say they support President Bush. My only beef is that he says he belongs to the democrat-IC party.

Wonder how he felt about the philanderer-in-chief, Clinton?


6 posted on 10/18/2004 4:00:16 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Kerry says "Vote for me I have a plan" - I'm voting for Bush, 'cause he's da MAN!)
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To: prognostigaator

Never heard of the guy before, but I nominate him for the orangelobster "man of the day" award.


7 posted on 10/18/2004 4:01:01 PM PDT by orangelobster
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To: prognostigaator

Thank you so much Mr. McKelvey !


8 posted on 10/18/2004 4:01:02 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: MisterRepublican
The rare rational Democrat.

Really!

N.e. Ohio bump for a brave man.

9 posted on 10/18/2004 4:01:20 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (Global test for OUR national security??? H$## NO!)
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To: prognostigaator
"Bush understands that the terrorists cannot be reasoned with at a United Nations debating society conference."
Exactly...
10 posted on 10/18/2004 4:01:39 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: LeoWindhorse

may the spirit of Zell Miller continue to rise up!


11 posted on 10/18/2004 4:02:05 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: prognostigaator

"My vote this year is for the man I believe will provide a safer future for all of our children and grandchildren.


That man is President George W. Bush. -- GEORGE M. McKELVEY"

Right choice!


12 posted on 10/18/2004 4:02:11 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: DM1

GEORGE M. McKELVEY - an American Hero!


13 posted on 10/18/2004 4:02:53 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (the real enemy seeks to devour what is good)
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To: prognostigaator

BTTT


14 posted on 10/18/2004 4:03:21 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: lahargis

screw kerry and the kofi he rode in on


15 posted on 10/18/2004 4:03:35 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: prognostigaator; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave

BTTT


16 posted on 10/18/2004 4:04:06 PM PDT by EdReform (Have you seen FAHRENHYPE 9/11? - www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1240926/posts)
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To: prognostigaator

Wow!


17 posted on 10/18/2004 4:04:12 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Proud to be an infidel.)
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To: prognostigaator

Zell Miller II.


18 posted on 10/18/2004 4:05:20 PM PDT by John Jorsett (Kerry-Edwards: FORGING AHEAD)
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To: prognostigaator

Kewl!


19 posted on 10/18/2004 4:05:21 PM PDT by lawgirl (If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Vote for W!)
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To: prognostigaator

McKelvey bitched slpped Alan Colmes on H+C a few months back.


20 posted on 10/18/2004 4:05:36 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: prognostigaator
A Man In The Mold Of Zell Miller!

Hopefully a few going public will inspire many more to do so in the privacy of the voting booth.

I think that there are more of these than John Kerry will admit to himself......

21 posted on 10/18/2004 4:06:32 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: MEG33

Don't you find it interesting that there are so many people like this man? Ron Silverstein, <--spelling?, Zell Miller, and a whole lot more. These are well known people and people that have a lot to lose. I have to believe that the regular guy/girl, who doesn't have "a lot to lose" has to be agreeing in large numbers.

I see a larger victory than what the polls are telling us....go BUSH!


22 posted on 10/18/2004 4:06:35 PM PDT by redcoyote7
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To: prognostigaator
If I lived in Youngstown, I think I'd vote for this guy. *SNIFF*

Really.


23 posted on 10/18/2004 4:07:43 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Taglines? Vikings don't need no steenkin' taglines..............)
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To: redcoyote7

NO COMPLACENCY!..


24 posted on 10/18/2004 4:08:06 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: prognostigaator

I had heard that about Jerry Springer but didn't beleve it. Now I do.
The Mayor has always seemed a stand-up guy in a part of Ohio that spawned the likes of J. Traficant. One of the guys convicted in the Traficant scandal, J.J. Cafaro, has a daughter, Capri, running as a Democrat against La Tourette the Republican. She is supported big time by the AFL-CIO. Some things never change.
God Bless the Mayor for going against the tide.


25 posted on 10/18/2004 4:10:06 PM PDT by unbalanced but fair
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To: macrahanish #1

"McKelvey bitched slpped Alan Colmes on H+C a few months back."

OK. My curiousity is too much. Why?


26 posted on 10/18/2004 4:10:32 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: MEG33

Dear Mayor, Thank you for your article. I think there are many Democrats out there that feel as you do -- in fact, I know there are - I've talked to them. I hope that after this election the real Democrats will take their party back -- the party of FDR, Harry Truman, JFKennedy. Even out here in liberal California there are many Democrats who are wondering what in the heck happened to their party. I agree with you - it's been hijacked by a bunch of elite, ultra-left socialist/commie movie stars, etc. and what those type of people need to do is be honest about who they are and start their own party and name it The Socialist Party of America.
Thanks again, Mayor -- and if Bush was a Democrat this year and Kerry was a Republican, I would vote for Bush, even though I'm a hard-core Republican Conservative.
Beth Barnat, born a Buckeye, raised a Hoosier and living amongst aliens in the great state of Can't-afford-ya!


27 posted on 10/18/2004 4:16:12 PM PDT by bethtopaz
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To: John Jorsett

Actually, he's more like Zell Miller #4. There is also Ed Kotch, and the Mayor of St. Paul Minnisota, can't remember his name.


28 posted on 10/18/2004 4:17:33 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: imskylark

It was only a rhetorical bitch-slapping. Sorry for getting anyone's hopes up! Colmes kept saying prepostorous things(i.e.-DNC talking points). McKelvey kept saying things to the effect of "Say what you want, Alan. Nothing else matters if we aren't safe. John Kerry's votes show he isn't interested in defending our country."


29 posted on 10/18/2004 4:19:55 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: prognostigaator

There was a time when lots of Democrats sounded like him.


30 posted on 10/18/2004 4:21:50 PM PDT by keats5
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To: bethtopaz

Nice!


31 posted on 10/18/2004 4:23:46 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: prognostigaator
Saw the Mayor at a Bush rally near Akron. He had a great Zell Miller speech.
32 posted on 10/18/2004 4:46:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bellows
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To: unbalanced but fair
You mean the shopping mall magnet got busted? How funny!!! I don't know if it was JJ but when they built the mall in my town one of the Cafaros was showing a friend of my parents space in the mall to lease. The meeting ended and they were going toward the entrance and he pulled out something from his pocket and the friend asked him what it was. He replied that he had an automated ignition on the car. It was at this point he realized the city planning and zoning had given permission to the wrong mall developer. This occurred around 1980. LOL
33 posted on 10/18/2004 5:11:12 PM PDT by MKM1960
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To: EdReform
Amen Mr Mayor!

My vote this year is for the man I believe will provide a safer future for all of our children and grandchildren.

That man is President George W. Bush. -- GEORGE M. McKELVEY

34 posted on 10/18/2004 5:16:17 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps stop Rathering to America? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: prognostigaator

God bless Mr. McKelvey.


35 posted on 10/18/2004 6:43:51 PM PDT by Paul_B
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To: Paul_B

Youngstown Ohio bump


36 posted on 10/19/2004 12:24:19 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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