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Bill Clinton: John Kerry Soft on National Security
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, July 10, 2005 | staff

Posted on 07/10/2005 9:29:30 PM PDT by bitt

Ex-President Bill Clinton criticized Sen. John Kerry on Friday, saying he lost his presidential bid last year because he was soft on national security.

Addressing Colorado's Aspen Ideas Institute, Clinton dissected Kerry's campaign with event moderator Walter Isaacson.

According to the Aspen Times, Clinton "blamed the Democratic candidate's soft stand on security" for his defeat.

He recalled that while campaigning on behalf of the Massachusetts Democrat last October, "it was clear even Kerry's supporters weren't clear on the candidate's position on national security."

"I think, in the end, he lost in a close race because of the security issue," Clinton told Isaacson.

He also said Kerry didn't do enough to reach out to rural voters, who were likely to support Bush.

"You can't win an election in this country unless you talk to people who you think aren't for you," Clinton said. "A person who wants to be president has to be at home with issues and people when he knows he's on the losing side."

Clinton was accompanied to Aspen by his wife, 2008 presidential hopeful and Kerry rival Hillary Clinton. Sen. Clinton was scheduled to address the Aspen Ideas Institute Sunday afternoon.


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1 posted on 07/10/2005 9:29:31 PM PDT by bitt
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To: bitt
Ooh. That's gotta be humiliating.
2 posted on 07/10/2005 9:30:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Bill Clinton made the Democrats what they are today...the GOP's love slave. Thanks, Bubba.)
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To: bitt

Ah, the knives come out for H!llary...


3 posted on 07/10/2005 9:30:51 PM PDT by IncPen (There's nothing that a liberal can't improve using your money...)
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To: bitt

Kerry will just blame Schrum for it.


4 posted on 07/10/2005 9:31:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: IncPen

But... but... but isn't John Kerry a War Hero? Doesn't he speak fluent French?


5 posted on 07/10/2005 9:32:15 PM PDT by ReadyNow
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To: bitt
2008 presidential hopeful...Hillary Clinton.

I'm getting tired of reading this.

6 posted on 07/10/2005 9:32:45 PM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: bitt

Newsflash: Hillary will appeal to those rural voters even less.


7 posted on 07/10/2005 9:33:45 PM PDT by NathanBookman
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To: bitt

Thank you President "don't bother me about a WTC bombing while I'm getting a monica" for sharing your views on National Security.


8 posted on 07/10/2005 9:34:04 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: bitt

I love it when the Demoncrats eat their own.


9 posted on 07/10/2005 9:34:09 PM PDT by prophetic ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."--Dan Rather)
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To: RichInOC

WOW...Called weak on National Security by Clinton the military loathing, anti-inteligence president has got to burn Kerry's buns.


10 posted on 07/10/2005 9:34:52 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: bitt

Typical of the Dems, Clinton brings out the standard, demoRat methodology of chastizing their losers. Once a loser, always a loser (as if any of them are winners - in the true sense)... yes, we are seeing the gameplay for Hitlery, and it remains an obscene and disasterous idea to even think she could be a presidential candidate. That is like me being declared a brain surgeon. Total insanity.

Anyway, we are in for a couple of years of lies, distortions, bull excrement in record quantities, hyperbole, MSM spin and pandering, untold quantities of critcism for ANYTHING good that happens to America, and, well, we could go on all night on this list....


11 posted on 07/10/2005 9:35:32 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: bitt
Ex-President Bill Clinton criticized Sen. John Kerry on Friday, saying he lost his presidential bid last year because he was soft on national security.

That's like a cotton ball calling a marshmallow soft and white...

12 posted on 07/10/2005 9:36:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Life's a beach - and Liberals are like the sand that gets in your swimsuit...)
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To: bitt
Ex-President Bill Clinton criticized Sen. John Kerry on Friday, saying he lost his presidential bid last year because he was soft on national security.

So says the draft dodger to the war hero. Ah har har har ha ha

13 posted on 07/10/2005 9:37:13 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Some say what's good for others, the others make the goods; it's the meddlers against the peddlers)
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To: scott7278

The dems are screwed if they pick hillary, we should all be urging them to do so, who the heck will vote for her!!!!! It will be the biggest landslide victory for the GOP if the dems pick her!


14 posted on 07/10/2005 9:37:22 PM PDT by mikenash
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To: SmithL

All I can say to Mr. Klintoon regarding his observation is: NO SH*T, SHERLOCK!


15 posted on 07/10/2005 9:37:35 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: scott7278

yup , its obvious , he is much more likable , so this is the pre-primary tour ,... BTW , he ought to just sit on her lap , then Sir Edmund Hillary "HERSELF" Clinton can act like the ventriloquist , while he woos&wows the crowds


16 posted on 07/10/2005 9:38:58 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: Keith in Iowa

So, is Bill Clinton agreeing with the SwiftVets?

(God Bless them!!!)


17 posted on 07/10/2005 9:39:31 PM PDT by Loud Mime (We want educated people voting, not indoctrinated)
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To: bitt

Occasinal-senator Kerry, your response please...


18 posted on 07/10/2005 9:42:25 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: bitt

When we said it, we were UnAmerican for dissing a combat veteran; now that Billy's said it, months later, the DUers will be saying 'Amen!' and 'FINALLY someone has said it!' and 'Thank You, Mr. President!!!'


19 posted on 07/10/2005 9:42:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (6/30/05 budget deficit down http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0620/p17s01-cogn.html)
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To: bitt

Clinton calling Kerry soft on defense? Well now, that really is the pig calling the donkey "long ears."

Literally, in this case.


20 posted on 07/10/2005 9:42:55 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Hillary needs mudflaps and a pilot car)
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To: bitt

Oh, please, Bill must be getting senile. Kerry's stance on national security was crystal clear throughout the campaign. He had his one big national security issue, and he made the most of it. He most definitely was AGAINST the Vietnam War. I don't know how anyone could have missed that, Kerry and his camp must have made that point practically every day during the campaign.


21 posted on 07/10/2005 9:43:21 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: bitt

Bill is doing what he has to do to make up for 30 years of humiliating his wife. A nice shot over the bow of the USS Kerry.


22 posted on 07/10/2005 9:43:44 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: bitt

Ah, so it begins.

The Kennedy/Kerry faction vs. the Clinton faction. This will be entertaining to observe.


23 posted on 07/10/2005 9:43:49 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: bitt

This is not about dissing John Kerry, its all about positioning HRC as "tough on national security".


24 posted on 07/10/2005 9:46:31 PM PDT by bayareablues
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To: bitt; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; Smartass; devolve; potlatch; ntnychik; Happy2BMe
Had traitorrapist42 taken OBL when Sudan offered him (two-three times) instead of chickening out, 911 would not have occurred.

When it did occur, She Who Must Be Oyveyyed bitched about the air quality at Ground Zero--

We need a leader in the war on terror--not a Clinton.

25 posted on 07/10/2005 9:47:23 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: NathanBookman

"Newsflash: Hillary will appeal to those rural voters even less."

Well, you know, down in Arkansas, we have a saying...


26 posted on 07/10/2005 9:47:33 PM PDT by strategofr (What did happen to those 293 boxes of secret FBI files (esp on Senators) Hillary stole?)
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To: bitt
Just clearing the road for the little Harpy!

Pray for W and Our Iraq Winning Troops

27 posted on 07/10/2005 9:48:06 PM PDT by bray (Did you buy a Soldier Lunch Today??)
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To: bayareablues

yup , and he is the "Talking DUmmie", while she is the Nodding Ventriloquist


28 posted on 07/10/2005 9:48:20 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: bitt

So Klinton is saying that if Kerry had taken a public position ostensibly stronger on defense he would now be CIC. (The meaning of "was" was... .) Frightening.


29 posted on 07/10/2005 9:48:42 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: bitt

It's a hell of a time for Bill to be telling us this after trying to get the idiot elected.


30 posted on 07/10/2005 9:49:40 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: bitt
I wonder why Clinton didn't give Kerry this advice DURING the presidential election.

Could it be...nah.

31 posted on 07/10/2005 9:50:27 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: EagleUSA

"yes, we are seeing the gameplay for Hitlery, and it remains an obscene and disasterous idea to even think she could be a presidential candidate."

Yes, the gameplay for Hillery is what we are seeing. But its coffee smelling time. She is a candidate, and the prediction site gives her a 50% chance to win the Dem nom and a 25% chance to win the presidency. I think their calculation on the Dem nom is way too low---I think she already has it.


32 posted on 07/10/2005 9:50:52 PM PDT by strategofr (What did happen to those 293 boxes of secret FBI files (esp on Senators) Hillary stole?)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

ROFLMAO Bump!


33 posted on 07/10/2005 9:53:51 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ("Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist." -- John Adams. "F that." -- SCOTUS, in Kelo.)
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To: bitt

They're both traitors, Ethyl, don't look!


34 posted on 07/10/2005 9:54:20 PM PDT by Waco
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To: bitt
Uh, ex-President "BJ", you're wrong about Kerry (did you know that he served in Vietnam?)...

The alleged Senator from Massachusetts was very tough on National Security: America would have to pass a test...a "global" test.

Now, I don't know about you, BJ, but that doesn't sound soft at all. Passing global tests where the bar is stratospheric sounds pretty tough to me.

/end sarcasm...

35 posted on 07/10/2005 9:57:21 PM PDT by kromike
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To: bitt

Skis and Trees Tour.


36 posted on 07/10/2005 9:57:37 PM PDT by Syncro (Recant, rescind, retract and repudiate....Got Truth?)
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To: bitt

He is just now figuring this out?, Next year Bill will tell us his wife is a bitch!


37 posted on 07/10/2005 9:59:09 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: bitt; PhilDragoo
LOL!!....John Kerry has trouble undertsanding the Cecil Rhodes vision.

Clinton to Kerry:..."Well ya John.....their all boers and must be put into death camps"
"Its Gold/Diamonds and food/drink to the likes of us John"

"Geez John...your wife is a Zouth Afrikkan....how hard is this"

"No John...the Zulu's are not making a comeback"

38 posted on 07/10/2005 10:00:17 PM PDT by Light Speed
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To: IncPen

I would have thought Hilary running for pres. a joke that nobody would take seriously. Shows how very far our country has fallen.


39 posted on 07/10/2005 10:10:14 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: bitt

Gee, no kidding.

Knock me over with a feather.


40 posted on 07/10/2005 10:11:08 PM PDT by garyhope (moules et frites)
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To: Keith in Iowa; McGavin999; Miss Marple; deport; Mo1; A Citizen Reporter
Colorado's Aspen Ideas Institute

Why does that ring a bell?

41 posted on 07/10/2005 10:12:15 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Soul Seeker
The Kennedy/Kerry faction vs. the Clinton factionLet's see 'em duke it out on a scale, put them on "The Biggest Loser"!
42 posted on 07/10/2005 10:12:39 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: bitt

What are all you people doing up so late? Don't cha have to work tomorrow?


43 posted on 07/10/2005 10:13:03 PM PDT by garyhope (moules et frites)
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To: Light Speed
While Chelsea worried about Bush's tax cuts, and traitorrapist42 himself said, "As soon as the second plane hit I knew it was Bin Laden"--begging the question, why then did you not take Bin Laden when Sudan offered him--oh, that's right, it was that legalistic approach which was part and parcel of Jamie Gorelick's Wall between the eevil FBI and the eevil CIA--histoire after the eevil Patriot Act.

Perhaps She Who Must Be Oyveyyed will reach out to another Rhodes Scholar for her oh-eight running mate, Ashley Wilkes, The Man Who Would Have Kicked Off Dubya-Dubya-Three.

44 posted on 07/10/2005 10:16:45 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: bitt

Where in the article does Clinton say Kerry is soft on security? Newsmax does quote Clinton from the source article saying that Kerry lost because of the security issue, but if the original article did indeed say Clinton said Kerry was soft on security, you'd think Newsmax would have used that quote. Typical Newsmax -- rehashing something from the MSM and putting a misleading headline at the top.

(I'm not defending Kerry, just commenting on the typical Newmax rehash.)


45 posted on 07/10/2005 10:17:20 PM PDT by eddie65
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To: Howlin

Not sure .. I don't remember hearing of them before

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20050703/ASPENWEEKLY/107030004

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The Aspen Institute's new idea
By Allyn Harvey
July 3, 2005

At a mid-June press conference, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson opened his comments on the Institute's future with a reference to its past.

"We didn't really partake in the community much, and worse yet, we didn't benefit from being in the most interesting community in the United States," Isaacson said.


46 posted on 07/10/2005 10:18:14 PM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: ReadyNow

"But... but... but isn't John Kerry a War Hero?"

Why yes....you are right. Did you know he was in Viet Nam? He tries not to make a big deal of it.


47 posted on 07/10/2005 10:22:11 PM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: bitt

LOL, Beezlebub is sooooooooo transparent. But I guess he knows that there's no need to work too hard at it since libs are so easy to dupe.


48 posted on 07/10/2005 10:25:44 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: eddie65
LOL, It's a given... Kinda like saying..
"Klinton has Oral Sex with White House Intern, Yet Soft on National Security" Oh the Irony :-) Hard for Interns, Soft on Terrorists ;-)
49 posted on 07/10/2005 10:26:48 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: commonasdirt

But he had a plan. He was going to do it better. He wouldn't tell us what it was, but he would sure make hay for GW not putting out his exit strategy. Imagine! having a timetable for a war and its outcome. Thats as bad as saying Hillary is an expert on defense issues. I find it hard that she can even RECALL anything for more than a day. If she can refer to GW as Alfred E newman, then we should be able to liken her to Little Lu Lu. cankles and all.


50 posted on 07/10/2005 10:29:12 PM PDT by Always Independent
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