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Kerry, Gore adviser to air views in book (0-8 Bob Shrum)
CNN ^ | 11 16 05 | Mark Preston

Posted on 11/17/2005 12:04:12 PM PST by NewMediaFan

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After spending more than 30 years consulting for Democratic candidates, campaign operative Robert Shrum is using his pen to advance his own, liberal views.

"The book is about what I have seen the direction of progressive politics take, what happens to it and where I think it ought to go," Shrum told CNN in an interview.

The veteran political operative was coy about what else he would say in his book, and Washington insiders were aflutter Wednesday about whether it would include sharp critiques of his clients and colleagues from past campaigns -- particularly the failed presidential bids of Sen. John Kerry and former Vice President Al Gore.

Shrum did tell CNN he would not disparage Kerry or Gore but left open the door regarding criticizing his own party.

"I think we should wait for the book," Shrum said. "As long as people who in my view are attacking the Kerry campaign want to worry, I will just let them keep on worrying."...

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobshrum; bookdeal; shrum

1 posted on 11/17/2005 12:04:14 PM PST by NewMediaFan
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To: NewMediaFan

Bob Shrum is great...Let's hope he plays a key role in the Hillary '08 campaign. She deserves his 'help.'


2 posted on 11/17/2005 12:05:01 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: NewMediaFan

Bob Shrum couldn't find his butt with both hands.


3 posted on 11/17/2005 12:06:17 PM PST by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: NewMediaFan

Bob Schrum, the political version of the Los Angeles Clippers.


4 posted on 11/17/2005 12:06:40 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: NewMediaFan

Shrum for President.


5 posted on 11/17/2005 12:06:40 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: NewMediaFan

Shrum sounds like the ultimate pigressive.


6 posted on 11/17/2005 12:09:59 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: NewMediaFan

Please Bob, don't write books. Run democrat campaigns. We need you.


7 posted on 11/17/2005 12:10:00 PM PST by rod1
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Eh--I am a SA native and Spurs fan and less well versed in LA team standing. But didn't the LA Clippers finish ahead of the Lakers last season and haven't they started this season the same way thus far??


8 posted on 11/17/2005 12:12:26 PM PST by rod1
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To: NewMediaFan

loser


9 posted on 11/17/2005 12:14:10 PM PST by clintonh8r (I hope I'm at home when the GOP Senate Campaign Committee calls for some money.)
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To: NewMediaFan

Rush is right again - failure is a prescription for advancement in the Democratic Party.


10 posted on 11/17/2005 12:14:12 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Howard Dean would declare DNC victory after winning a game of rock/paper/scissors.)
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To: NewMediaFan
Shrum did tell CNN he would not disparage Kerry or Gore

After all, that's like insulting wooden indians, whose expressions never change!

11 posted on 11/17/2005 12:22:54 PM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: NewMediaFan

"Remember, that's 0 - 8"

12 posted on 11/17/2005 12:23:01 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NewMediaFan
direction of progressive politics take, what happens to it and where I think it ought to go....straight to hell
13 posted on 11/17/2005 12:24:01 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Funny how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather...)
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To: martin_fierro

Wow, I bet everything that guys knows about politics would fit on half a page. Or maybe not.


14 posted on 11/17/2005 12:25:07 PM PST by TravisBickle (The War on Terror: Win It There or Fight It Here)
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To: NewMediaFan

Who let the radical left start using the term 'progressive'?

Don't let them get away with it.

Words have meaning, and progressive vs. right-wing is the same game as pro-choice vs. anti-abortion.

Pro-life should have been the term from the outset.

And conservatives can change the debate by outing the lie of 'progressive'.

Call them liberals, or socialists, or left-wing, anything but progressive.

For balance, insist on using the term 'rational' if they use 'progressive'.

Conservatives are just such naive putzes.


15 posted on 11/17/2005 12:27:08 PM PST by Enduring Freedom (The Bush White House PR is the worst ever)
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To: NewMediaFan

Who is this new Kerry proposing we should pull out of the ME immediately? Marine, combat vet, peacenik.


16 posted on 11/17/2005 12:28:49 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: rod1
Eh--I am a SA native and Spurs fan and less well versed in LA team standing. But didn't the LA Clippers finish ahead of the Lakers last season and haven't they started this season the same way thus far??

One season. One bloody season.

Go to Staples Center, home of the Lakers (and the Clippers). Look at the wall, that has the banners and jerseys. Number of championship banners for the Lakers: 15. Number of championship banners for the Clippers: ZERO.

The Lakers have LOST more Finals series than the Clippers have made playoff appearances. And the Lakers have won at least one more playoff series than have the Clippers (ZERO).

Also, for a little more historical perspective: in the last 45 years, the number of playoff misses for the Lakers: 4. In that same time period, the number of playoff APPEARANCES for the Clippers: FIVE (74-75 as the Braves, 92, 93, 97 for the Clippers), with no playoff series wins.

So perhaps Shrum is worse than the Clippers.

17 posted on 11/17/2005 12:29:05 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Howard Dean would declare DNC victory after winning a game of rock/paper/scissors.)
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To: NewMediaFan

Do you know which specific races gave him his 0-8 record?


18 posted on 11/17/2005 12:37:24 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: martin_fierro

Shrum reminds one of a Tele-tubby.


19 posted on 11/17/2005 12:40:41 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: NewMediaFan

shrum is just another shameless rat skunk. Listening to to this jerk would be like listening to a soviet "economist".


20 posted on 11/17/2005 1:14:08 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Everything points to it so why not call them the Whigs?)
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To: NewMediaFan

Why would anyone doubt that his opinions are any different from those of the crapheads he has sponsored. Save the money used to buy this book send it to people who need it in Alabama and Mississippi, people who have gotten little or nothing from FEMA because FEMA is too busy kissing ass in New Orleans.


21 posted on 11/17/2005 1:25:21 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Parmenio

"Do you know which specific races gave him his 0-8 record?"

0-8 record in Presidential campaigns:

John Lindsay
Ed Muskie
George McGovern
Ted Kennedy
Walter Mondale
Michael Dukakis
Al Gore
John Kerry

All Shrum's handiwork.


22 posted on 11/17/2005 4:55:40 PM PST by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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