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Kerry takes another look at presidency. Says loss in 2004 made him tougher
The Boston Globe ^ | 3/11/06 | Rick Klein

Posted on 03/11/2006 12:06:20 PM PST by LdSentinal

WASHINGTON -- As Senator John F. Kerry prepared to make a return to presidential-style politics with a classic day of New Hampshire campaigning, he said that the 2004 run left him tougher and more eager to fight.

''When you get knocked on your ass and lose a race, you've got to stop and reflect on what you're doing, why you're doing it, what matters, and what's important. And I did," Kerry said in an interview in his Senate office on Thursday. ''There's a very different John Kerry now who is absolutely crystal clear about how I communicate what I need to communicate. . . . People are going to be looking for leadership."

Kerry's efforts to launch another presidential bid have prompted grumbling from some Democrats, who question whether a second Kerry candidacy would be good for the party -- or even realistic. Some party insiders expect that leading fund-raisers and strategists will push Kerry out before the race starts, in favor of a fresh face for a party desperate to retake power.

But in most respects, the Massachusetts Democrat has never stopped running for president. He has maintained an aggressive financial operation that, since the end of the last campaign, has raised nearly $4 million for Democrats in races across the country, and has sent $3 million of his own campaign funds to help other candidates.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 03/11/2006 12:06:29 PM PST by LdSentinal
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2 posted on 03/11/2006 12:08:38 PM PST by SIDENET (If those lame Imams can issue fatwas, then so can I)
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To: LdSentinal

Say, now that's good to hear. Another loss in 2008 will make him feel like petrified beef jerkey.


3 posted on 03/11/2006 12:09:31 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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4 posted on 03/11/2006 12:09:38 PM PST by SIDENET (If those lame Imams can issue fatwas, then so can I)
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04 sure didn't make him smarter


5 posted on 03/11/2006 12:09:48 PM PST by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: LdSentinal
OK, The line forms here:

Republicans fo Kerry unite!

6 posted on 03/11/2006 12:09:58 PM PST by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: LdSentinal

oh boy...


7 posted on 03/11/2006 12:10:25 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: LdSentinal

Is it my imagination or is there not one mention of Kerry being a Vietnam veteran.


8 posted on 03/11/2006 12:11:08 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: LdSentinal

Oh brother, what a jerk!


9 posted on 03/11/2006 12:11:40 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: LdSentinal
" Kerry said in an interview in his Senate office on Thursday. ''There's a very different John Kerry now who is absolutely crystal clear about how I communicate what I need to communicate. . . ."

Speaking of himself in the third person? I thought that was trademarked by Bob Dole.
10 posted on 03/11/2006 12:11:47 PM PST by DocRock
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''There's a very different John Kerry now"

Just what I'd expect from the flip-flopper.

11 posted on 03/11/2006 12:11:51 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: LdSentinal

Leopards don´t change their spots and traitors are still traitors. Dress sheep up like wolves and they are still sheep.


12 posted on 03/11/2006 12:12:11 PM PST by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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''There's a very different John Kerry now who is absolutely crystal clear about how I communicate what I need to communicate. . . . People are going to be looking for leadership."

OK, I didn't need to go any further than that statement. This give one so much fodder for comment its almost too fun. Where to begin........


13 posted on 03/11/2006 12:12:24 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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maybe Kerry could persuade me to vote for McCain? LOL!


14 posted on 03/11/2006 12:12:37 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: LdSentinal
"you've got to stop and reflect on what you're doing, why you're doing it, what matters, and what's important."


15 posted on 03/11/2006 12:12:40 PM PST by jdm
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To: LdSentinal
He's read the poll that says America might elect a woman President....

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16 posted on 03/11/2006 12:13:00 PM PST by digger48
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To: Texas Eagle
"Is it my imagination or is there not one mention of Kerry being a Vietnam veteran"

To borrow words from Kerry ... that was then and this is now. New, improved Kerry ... Viet what?

17 posted on 03/11/2006 12:13:13 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: LdSentinal


LOL....A walking, talking joke!


18 posted on 03/11/2006 12:13:37 PM PST by jazusamo (:Gregory was riled while Hume smiled:)
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19 posted on 03/11/2006 12:13:40 PM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect, it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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Hmmmmm... Kerry... Tougher...

Like a determined rabbit about to leap on it's prey.


20 posted on 03/11/2006 12:14:06 PM PST by ManMountain (In case of social breakdown remember Liberals... The other white meat.)
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Tough guy no doubt...


21 posted on 03/11/2006 12:14:28 PM PST by Angus MacGregor (Wars are fought in the will...)
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To: Texas Eagle

LOL! I guess I'm gonna have to dust off my husband's "Vietnam Vet Against John Kerry" sign. He saved it, and it's sitting in the attic, just waiting..........


22 posted on 03/11/2006 12:14:31 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: LdSentinal
Exposure to air will do that to playdough.And here I thought that his Christmas cruise up the Mekong and the 3 'hearts did the trick
23 posted on 03/11/2006 12:14:37 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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24 posted on 03/11/2006 12:14:50 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: LdSentinal
Go Kerry! I can't wait for this arrogant complete fraud to run again!


25 posted on 03/11/2006 12:15:23 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: LdSentinal

Good God. Has he lost his mind?


26 posted on 03/11/2006 12:15:31 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl ("Life is a box of chocolates. Eat them before they eat you ".---me.)
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Where's the 180 John ?


27 posted on 03/11/2006 12:15:47 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: LdSentinal
Says loss in 2004 made him tougher

Uglier too! 

   

28 posted on 03/11/2006 12:16:13 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: DocRock

"The man is a god."

Speaking of himself, to himself.


29 posted on 03/11/2006 12:16:28 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: LdSentinal
“People are going to be looking for leadership."

As far as I have seen Kerry is still a “Me Too politician.

I haven’t seen any evidence of leadership in Kerry, Ever!

30 posted on 03/11/2006 12:16:56 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: DocRock

Also the trademark of people who think that they are royalty.


31 posted on 03/11/2006 12:17:15 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: digger48

LOL! Oh, at first glance,I thought you posted a pic of his daughter! Truly a man for all genders! A;)


32 posted on 03/11/2006 12:17:40 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: jdm

For a funny look at Kerry's football prowess click on the link below.



http://people.wm.edu/~bmjord/kerryfootball.htm


33 posted on 03/11/2006 12:17:40 PM PST by Angus MacGregor (Wars are fought in the will...)
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34 posted on 03/11/2006 12:17:45 PM PST by pabianice (contact ebay??)
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Class act! heh!


35 posted on 03/11/2006 12:17:58 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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36 posted on 03/11/2006 12:18:03 PM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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Speaking of himself in the third person? I thought that was trademarked by Bob Dole.

AmishDude hates that.

37 posted on 03/11/2006 12:18:11 PM PST by AmishDude
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I just don't know if I can stomach a year of watching Kerry AND Hillary spewing their venom and stupidity all over the TV screen. Ohhhh... it gives me heart burn just thinking about it.


38 posted on 03/11/2006 12:18:28 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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LOL... I Have to Bump to save this!! LOL


39 posted on 03/11/2006 12:18:30 PM PST by Bob Eimiller (Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Leahy, Kucinich, Durbin Pro Abort Catholics Excommunication?)
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I saw the picture of FrankenKerry and Fat Teddy at the top of the boston.com article and I thought immediately . . . "two men who will never be President."
40 posted on 03/11/2006 12:18:38 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Liberals are the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity!)
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41 posted on 03/11/2006 12:19:09 PM PST by Angus MacGregor (Wars are fought in the will...)
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To: Texas Eagle
not one mention of Kerry being a Vietnam veteran.

Kerry was in Vietnam? Who would have thought it?

42 posted on 03/11/2006 12:19:12 PM PST by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: LdSentinal

The Democratic primary season is going to be fun to watch. You'll have Kerry, Hillary, Biden, Sharpton, and maybe Algore all on the same stage debating one another. The first debate will be relatively bloodless, with their remarks focused on bashing the Republicans. Once everyone's poll numbers are known, and there's no clear front runner for the nomination, they'll turn on one another. Then the fun will really begin.


43 posted on 03/11/2006 12:19:53 PM PST by GreenHornet
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"Kerry takes another look at presidency"

I understand. Sometimes I like to look Maseratis. It's fun looking at the unobtainable.

44 posted on 03/11/2006 12:19:55 PM PST by Millee (Don't make me get out my voodoo doll out!)
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To: LdSentinal

Now he is a political hero too.


45 posted on 03/11/2006 12:20:08 PM PST by right right
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This is going to be fun, "Keystone Cops, Revisited" Starring Hilitery, Jean Claude Skerry, and Algore.


46 posted on 03/11/2006 12:22:04 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (God bless our military)
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To: LdSentinal

Too bad it didn't make him smarter.


47 posted on 03/11/2006 12:22:11 PM PST by madison10
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Kerry was in Vietnam?

That's what I heard. I could be wrong, though. Maybe John himself can shed some light on this.

48 posted on 03/11/2006 12:22:13 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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"Bring him on".


49 posted on 03/11/2006 12:22:18 PM PST by ex-snook (God of the Universe, God of Creation, God of Love, thank you for life.)
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Hey Kerry-Boy....bring it on you Frenchy Fraud!

The debates with Hitliary and Skerry would be delicious!


50 posted on 03/11/2006 12:23:00 PM PST by GRRRRR (ACLU, Hitliary and DemonRats are the Enemies of AMERICA and FREEDOM)
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