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Posted on 11/03/2004 8:50:55 AM PST by Bob J
Kerry Campaign Party Turns to Tears and Bitterness By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer November 03, 2004
Boston (CNSNews.com) - As President George Bush edged closer to the 270 electoral votes necessary to secure re-election, supporters of Democratic nominee John Kerry openly wept and consoled each other at the Election Night celebration in Boston's Copley Square.
Some Kerry supporters called Bush's platform "all lies" and heckled a group of College Republicans who were passing through the crowd.
A distraught woman confronted Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford in the lobby of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel and screamed, "Can you tell me why everybody made a mistake?" Ford responded, "Let me talk to the candidate before I make a comment. It's been a long day."
Another woman standing near Ford began to openly weep at the prospect of a Kerry loss.
Former California Democratic governor Gray Davis spoke briefly with Ford and then essentially conceded the election to Bush and looked ahead to 2008.
"We owe it to the people that we represent to reassess and try and fix what went wrong and come back with a winning coalition and strategy four years from now and try to figure out a way to win the country back," Davis said.
When CNSNews.com asked why he had confidently predicted a Kerry victory just a few hours earlier, Davis responded, "I, like many people saw the exit polls, which saw Kerry ahead in every battleground state."
"We believed they were a precursor of a great evening," a somber Davis explained.
While Davis said he was "very proud of the campaign Kerry ran," he did criticize the party's efforts in southern states.
"Part of [winning the White House] is certainly not writing off the South. It's too big a part of America just to concede to the other party and expect to win," Davis said.
Davis praised Bush's re-election campaign.
"The president has worked hard for his re-election since the moment he got to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," Davis said. "He is surrounded by very smart people, they are very good practitioners of the art of politics," he added.
'It's all lies'
Meanwhile, outside Kerry's Copley Square rally, a contingent of College Republicans from Northeastern University marched through the sea of Kerry supporters and got heckled.
"You vote for Bush, you get what you deserve," shouted Kerry supporter Bob Bryant to the GOP contingent.
"Bush has put forward a platform that people tend to believe even though it's all lies. Bush is dishonest; he is not being honest with the American people," Bryant said.
Another man shouted to the Republicans "This is why the rest of the world calls us ignorant Americans. You obviously don't read the newspapers or you would not believe as you do."
A woman, unhappy the Republicans were there, screamed, "someone shut up those idiots.'
Brian Henchey, one of the College Republicans marching through the crowd told CNSNews.com that he had "never seen more sad and depressed faces in my life than what I have seen here in Copley Square tonight."
"I think our president is a strong man, he is a strong leader. He is what this country needs," said Megan, one of the GOP marchers.
Kerry supporters from Ireland weighed in on why they believe Bush will likely be re-elected.
"It clarifies the fact that American people aren't so smart. If I could, I would have voted for Kerry," said the woman.
Kerry Supporter Compares Conservatives to Hitler By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer November 03, 2004
Boston (CNSNews.com) - A supporter of Democratic nominee John Kerry compared conservatives to Adolf Hitler in a series of interviews with the media at the Democratic Election Night party in Boston's Copley Square. Joe Pulliam of Bedford Mass., said "Thomas Jefferson - liberal, Abraham Lincoln - liberal, Jesus - liberal, Adolf Hitler - conservative. Hey where do you stand?" Pulliam told CNSNews.com.
"All of these people are making liberal sound like a dirty word. It's not. It's the thing that built this country. All of these conservatives that want to grab freedom and democracy -- it's not theirs, it's ours. It's liberalism that made this country," Pulliam added.
Pulliam, who carried a sign stating, "Al Franken fans for Kerry," went on to decry what he called the "incompetence" of the Bush administration.
"Where has there not been incompetence in this faith-based presidency? It's just all based on faith. Let's hope it all works out. Let's do the dumbest thing you can possibly do -- the worst answer to any question and hope it works out" he said.
"It's the incompetency stupid," he added. Pulliam echoed many of the Kerry faithful gathered in Boston when he described his reaction to a possible Bush victory.
"I will be very disappointed, but shocked as well," he said.
or Susan Ostrich?
Gray Davis talking about a winning coalition? That would be like me lecturing on quanatam mechanics.
I want APOLOGIES from every one of these people, and I want it done on Sean Hannity's TV program.
The "garbage" THEY spread around is disgusting, and they should be publicly denounced for the dishonest people they are.
And, NEXT, Satan-on-Earth, HILLARY, must be brought down NOW.
The images of sKerry in front of his adoring fans waving Kerry/Edwards signs still haunts me. What an egomaniac, well, I admit it would be ego lifting to stand in a crowd with everyone yelling your name, but I kept getting mental pictures of Hitler standing amongst his adoring fans. And Edwards with that hair video and that wife.
I heard David Gregory (NBC) telling Katie Couric that the president was depressed yesterday because they felt ALL DAY that Kerry was going to win. Why do I question that bit of news? I will never trust anything a reporter tells me again! They might have been confused because the exits were not showing what THEY KNEW to be the truth, but I seriesly don't think they were depressed.
These rabid animals have been attacking him since the day he WON four years ago, and the MSM has waged war against him, yet it's Bush who is responsible for dividing the country???
I just heard on the radio that John Edwards' wife has sung.
We had faith he would win.
Friends, it's time to start working for election night 2008! ;-D We've got work to do the next four years!
Should we not have some compassion for these poor folks whos hopes for a better future have been dashed?
Should we not reach out and try to console our liberal friends they are Americans after all.
Should we not have empathy for the hurt and pain they are surely feeling?
"Adolf Hitler - conservative"
These nazi comments always make me marvel at how emotional and thoughtless these liberals are. Don't they know that nazis hated and killed the jews? By contrast, the conservatives in the US are the best friends Israel have in the world. I work with a jewish guy and he voted for the first time in his life this election. He voted for Bush.
'"This is why the rest of the world calls us ignorant Americans. You obviously don't read the newspapers or you would not believe as you do."'
You obviously DO read the newspapers and believe everything they tell you - directly or surreptitiously.
At least they don't have to lament in German.
At least they don't have to lament in German.
Bush is so incompetent that he won the election despite Kerry's coalition building skills.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry examines a T-shirt that a member of the crowd handed him at the Republican Party reception in the Stephen F. Austin hotel.
Pictures ... I need more pictures of their angst!