Skip to comments.Kerry Campaign Party Turns to Tears and Bitterness
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.
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""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.""
How can someone be so stupid. The MSM thinks we're all like this guy.
Most profound image of the whole night:
They didn't even have enough sense to come in out of the rain (Rove made it rain-global warming and all that)
What is interesting is now that the far-left libs know that voting against Bush (certainly NOT FOR Kerry) did not work, there will most likely be the normal EXODUS from offices....like the cockroaches they are.
Since they are only INTERESTED IN POWER AND CONTROL, if they don't get it, they just leave.
They're so gracious in defeat.
They are both having lunch with Bill and Hillary.
I agree. Read here Mr. Davis.
How about Lawrence O'Donnell - he SHOULD be on suicide watch!
"You obviously don't read the newspapers or you would not believe as you do."
Yeah, that's where I get my philosophy, from the newspapers.
These people are all idiots, they really put the ick in pathetic.
The left's eternal campaign slogan -- "We're smart, you're stupid, vote for us!"
MMM lemme taste your tears Democrats, oh your tears are so yummy and sweet!"
I don't know why, but that sentiment makes me so happy.
Isn't it a beautiful day, today!