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John Kerry's downfall
TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | June 27, 2005 | Bob Pellegrino

Posted on 06/27/2005 6:10:31 AM PDT by bitt

While visiting friends recently in East Rutherford, N.J. -- the Land of No Left Turns where drivers who cut you off give you dirty looks -- I heard what must be the most astounding assessment of why John Kerry lost his bid for president.

Forget the polls and the debates and the senator's not-so-Swift boat military service in Vietnam. Mr. Kerry lost to George W. Bush because the man from Massachusetts is simply too darn smart. Wow!

There's no denying Kerry's intelligence. Otherwise the senator never would have gotten as far as he has.

But to suggest that Kerry's mental acumen somehow transgressed voters' ability to grasp his campaign for the White House -- and see through it -- is to imply that we live in a nation of nincompoops.

People aren't idiots, nor do they tolerate being played for fools. Treat them as such, and you'll pay dearly. John Kerry did.

Much to the chagrin of Kerry kiss-ups or those supporters still in denial months after the election, Americans most certainly did get Kerry. That was his downfall.

For starters, Sen. Long Face had the all the persona of an oak tree. Even under the best of circumstances -- and with the mainstream media gushing about him at every opportunity -- Kerry simply didn't connect with people. Even when he tried to loosen up it was painful to watch.

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some barf comments, but some good swipes,too...
1 posted on 06/27/2005 6:10:33 AM PDT by bitt
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To: bitt
It's just silly that the election is still being discussed in these terms.

The evidence is in that the President and the Senator are roughly equal in raw mental ability.

John Kerry is a pathological liar and is uncomfortable around other human beings - that's why he lost.

2 posted on 06/27/2005 6:16:16 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: wideawake

I think another reason why he lost is that he never gave concrete answers to anything. It was always, "I have a plan." Sheesh, how many times did he use that line but never say what the dang plan was?


3 posted on 06/27/2005 6:19:00 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: wideawake
I agree...it is silly that we're still giving this loser the satisfaction of having our attention. So to settle this once and for all...John Kerry's downfall was...
4 posted on 06/27/2005 6:20:23 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on.....)
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To: bitt

Kerry lost for one basic reason: lack of character.


5 posted on 06/27/2005 6:22:55 AM PDT by Paul_B
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To: bitt

Please, he was too bright? His grades were worse than W's and his military intelligence score was lower. Just because he is a liberal does not mean he is smarter.


6 posted on 06/27/2005 6:23:47 AM PDT by stoneyhll (If I am to err, let me err on the side of freedom)
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To: Zeppelin
Or maybe it was...


7 posted on 06/27/2005 6:24:09 AM PDT by petercooper (Put Mark Levin on the Supreme Court.)
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To: bitt
...But, thank goodness, American voters are smarter.
8 posted on 06/27/2005 6:27:09 AM PDT by indcons (Ping me to join the USA-India Natural Allies ping list (just starting))
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To: bitt
The reason sKerry lost is because he is a LIAR and a TRAITOR just like all rats are LIARS and TRAITORS!

"Squeeek Squeeeak... I have a spinter! Where is my purple heart? Squeeeeak squeeeeeak! Vietnam vets rape, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones squeeeeak ....squeeeeeak to human genitals and turned up the power, squeeeeak ....squeeeeeak they cut off limbs, blow up bodies, squeeeeak ....squeeeeeak randomly shoot at civilians, raze villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan...squeeeeak ....squeeeeeak..."

9 posted on 06/27/2005 6:29:05 AM PDT by EdHallick (It`s time to play the feeuuud! "Name something evil" "Hitlery" ..Good answer good answer "Survey say)
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To: bitt

Kerry got where he is because of his connections with Fat Ted and the Kennedy family. Smart?? Hardly-- unless you think all Gigolo's are smart.


10 posted on 06/27/2005 6:29:09 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: bitt

John who?


11 posted on 06/27/2005 6:31:44 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (My tagline snapped the last time the MSM blew smoke up my ass. Now its gone forever.)
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To: bitt

Kerry testified before Congress that he committed atrocities/war crimes, and accused many others of the same. Now, sub the name Bush for kerry in the previous sentence, and tell us if he would ever have been in ploitics much got elected.?? Would these same people be looing the other way? Why isn't kerry in Levenworth?


12 posted on 06/27/2005 6:33:00 AM PDT by Waco
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To: bitt

Define American patriotism and compassion:

1. Heinz-Kerry donates $4million to Andy Warhol museum.

2. Sean Hannity raises $4million for college scholarships for children of U.S military killed in service.

Value for Value!

I wonder if John Kerry is a card-carrying member of the ACLU? Betcha he is.


13 posted on 06/27/2005 6:35:34 AM PDT by purpleland
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To: tuffydoodle

Kerry's only "concrete answer" was "a global test" for U.S. national security procedures. There is nothing intelligent about Red-Book-brainwashed zombie John Kerry.


14 posted on 06/27/2005 6:38:00 AM PDT by purpleland
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To: bitt
"Who knew that "compassionate conservatism" would be an excuse for unbridled federal spending? "

I did and warned that Bush was not a true conservative well before the 2000 election.

15 posted on 06/27/2005 6:50:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: EdHallick

You're right.

Kerry lost because he was a LIAR, a TRAITOR AND A BIG PHONY!

His whole life is phony. He's a smug, condescending, narcissistic, self-righteous phony married to a fruitcake weirdo.

Of course,...that's just my opinion,....I could be wrong.

But I don't think so.


16 posted on 06/27/2005 6:57:14 AM PDT by garyhope ( com)
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To: petercooper
Maybe this?
17 posted on 06/27/2005 7:09:38 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: garyhope
"His whole life is phony. He's a smug, condescending, narcissistic, self-righteous phony married to a fruitcake weirdo." The whole Kerry family is nuts.
18 posted on 06/27/2005 7:12:09 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: bitt
Kerry is just a symptom of what is wrong with the Democratic Party. Since McGovern in 1972 the party have veered ever leftward and its leaders and platforms have little in common with the thinking of traditional Democratic constituencies. The election of Jimmy Carter was a hangover from Watergate and lack luster Jerry Ford's inept campaign. Clinton's election was proof of P.T Barnum's "You can fool all of the people some of the time" and another lack luster Republican challenger, Bob Dole.

Disaffected Democrats voted in droves for Reagan and in Bush's last election increasing numbers of Blacks and Latinos left the Democratic Party. The shrill leftist crowd that will nominate Hillary in 2008 will again fail to connect with the majority of voters unless the Republicans nominate another dud.

19 posted on 06/27/2005 7:16:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: bitt
John Kerry is smart. But, thank goodness, American voters are smarter.

Give me a break. Kerry is a treasonous, elitist, pro UN, anti American, do nothing senator, who came darn close to winning that election. - tom

20 posted on 06/27/2005 7:18:19 AM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: bitt

Can we please stop posting this stuff...the MSM is going to drop another Surprise...and we all know that Kerry is a strong finisher. </pre-election paranoia>


21 posted on 06/27/2005 7:19:09 AM PDT by Monti Cello (I'm just a poor freedom fighter, singin' in a Contra band.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

""Who knew that "compassionate conservatism" would be an excuse for unbridled federal spending? "

I did and warned that Bush was not a true conservative well before the 2000 election."

Let me interject something here. The reason Kerry lost was because he had no social agenda(Bush took it away from him with his "unbridled federal spending") and REpublicans are always better than Democrats when it comes to foreign policy, especially during war.

This unbridled federal spending came as a response to inheriting a recession and the attack of 9/11. Bush was forced to spend us out of the recession rather than tax us out as Al Gore would have done if he won his home state in 2000.

That is the bottom line. Bush already implemented cuts for 2005 and the libs complained. The economy is now strong and the deficit has come down significantly.


22 posted on 06/27/2005 7:24:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: bitt
the man from Massachusetts is simply too darn smart. not according to Yale...
23 posted on 06/27/2005 7:28:21 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: bitt
There's no denying Kerry's intelligence.

Just a point less than Dubya's, if Yale grades mean anything.
24 posted on 06/27/2005 7:33:28 AM PDT by BJClinton ("Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does." - VP Cheney re: Howard Dean)
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To: EdHallick

Your comparison of Kerry to a rat is odious. In science, rats are very useful creatures.


25 posted on 06/27/2005 7:57:33 AM PDT by razoroccam (Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
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To: Chode
"the man from Massachusetts is simply too darn smart."

You can be one smart.

But not too smart.

............Spokeshaves Grandfather

26 posted on 06/27/2005 8:56:52 AM PDT by spokeshave (Strategery + Schardenfreude = Stratenschardenfreudery)
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To: bitt

Who's John Kerry?


27 posted on 06/27/2005 9:05:58 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: spokeshave
yup. but, while you can be late, and you can be real late, when you are too late, you're tooo late!!!
Chodes Grandfather 8^)
28 posted on 06/27/2005 10:41:39 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: bitt

Too smart? What a laugh. What a stretch. What a desperate attempt by liberals to rationalize defeat.


29 posted on 06/27/2005 10:56:48 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: razoroccam
True true... I don`t think rats leech off the female rats of their species or rarely show up to vote on hunting maneuvers for the day yet still expect to get cheese.

"Do you know who I am? squeeeak squeeeak! I`m rat sKerry! Squeeeak! My gaurdian rat is a SOB! squeeeak! squeeeeak! He made me fall down the garbage heap in front of the press! squeeeeak squeeeeak! I voted to cut the cheese before I voted against cutting the cheese! squeeeak squeeeak!"

30 posted on 06/27/2005 11:10:20 AM PDT by EdHallick (It`s time to play the feeuuud! "Name something evil" "Hitlery" ..Good answer good answer "Survey say)
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To: Zeppelin

I always thought his photographer was a Republican. Why else would there be so many awful pictures of him?


31 posted on 06/27/2005 11:18:36 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: bitt
I never laughed so hard in my life

John Kerry is a total dork.

Everything about him is laughable.

He left us more funny memories than Al Gore!

I'll always be grateful for the laughs.

"I didn't 'fall down', the S.O.B. tripped me."
32 posted on 06/27/2005 11:19:01 AM PDT by evets (</sarcasm>)
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To: tuffydoodle; garyhope

The whole Kerry family is nuts.

And f'ugly!


33 posted on 06/27/2005 6:09:43 PM PDT by Brian Allen (All that is required to ensure the triumph [of evil] is that Good Men do nothing -- Edmund Burke)
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To: bitt

Ha!
The smartest man in America loses.
The smartest woman in America, who FAILED THE DC BAR EXAM, Hillary Rob'em Clinton will be next.


34 posted on 06/27/2005 6:11:46 PM PDT by Cincinna (BEWARE HILLARY and her HINO)
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To: Monti Cello; All

'Can we please stop posting this stuff'........

giggle..it's a COMPULSION! to make sure we have enough ammo for the next round.....

cuz HE'S RUNNIN', FOLKS!!

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http://fatboy.cc/
http://www.liveshot.cc


35 posted on 06/27/2005 7:39:41 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: EdHallick

'squeek, squeek, Lovey, where's my CHEESE, you know I love my CHEESE with a little merlot after I come home in your SUV from a hard day windsurfing with the carpenter and the plumber...squeek..."


36 posted on 06/27/2005 7:42:33 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: evets

That first picture, doesn`t it look he`s holding that pose for the press? "Let me put on my macho pose."


37 posted on 06/28/2005 12:14:23 AM PDT by EdHallick (It`s time to play the feeuuud! "Name something evil" "Hitlery" ..Good answer good answer "Survey say)
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