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Kerry: the 'Un-Gore,' 'Un-Hillary'
NewsMax ^ | 5 June 2006 | Susan Estrich

Posted on 06/04/2006 5:29:44 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

While Al Gore is commanding all the attention of those searching for the "un-Hillary," there's another candidate who is quietly doing the work it actually takes to run for president.

While Al Gore continues to protest that he isn't running, there's another candidate who is privately making no bones about his future prospects.

While Al Gore has yet to acknowledge that he lost, there's another candidate who is belatedly addressing the mistakes that caused his defeat.

The "un-Gore," "un-Hillary" is John Kerry.

He is doing everything Gore isn't doing to prepare for a presidential run in 2008.

He is running hard and running smart.

Watch him, and you know Gore has a lot of catching up to do - that it isn't just a matter of making a movie and then standing back and waiting for the votes to come in.

Running for president is a lot of work, and John Kerry is working hard.

He is finally addressing the Swift Boat lies that, more than anything else, undermined his campaign. He is working his lists, traveling the country and re-recruiting his old backers, one-by-one.

Don't count him out for a minute.

How does he get past the electability argument? I asked one of his supporters. After all, electability was his claim last time, and it isn't an argument you can easily make twice. He's a different man, this friend and supporter told me.

That is certainly evident in his approach to his military record.

Last time, with his record under attack, he basically did nothing. He let them attack his heroism, his integrity and his manhood, and he simply didn't answer.

It was positively Dukakis-like, and it killed him.

Since February of last year, he and his team have been fighting back, lie by lie. Maybe it's all for the next run, but his friends tell me they would be doing it anyway, because he cannot bear leaving the record where it was.

In the immediate aftermath of the campaign, he was ready to blame this one or that one - those days are past. It's not about blame any more, it's about getting it right.

What Dick Nixon did between 1960 and 1968 is what John Kerry has been doing and will do in these four years. Unlike Gore, it isn't a show about him. It's about each congressman and woman who calls and asks him to come to their district and do a fund-raiser.

He comes. He spreads money around. He contributes to everyone.

He has a list of 3 million voter contacts, and they hear from him regularly. He is generous with time. He is easy to get to.

It's not like getting in an endless line to get into the Hillary campaign, or fighting half of Hollywood to get close to Gore. It's not like negotiating the intricacies of Clinton Inc., where you are expected to give endlessly and might someday get an invitation to lunch with a hundred others. If you want to have dinner with Kerry, you can have dinner with Kerry. Alone, or with one or two other people. You can spend real time.

He'll listen.

Maybe the arrogance is still there, but he isn't wearing it on his sleeve. He doesn't talk about all the votes he got. He knows that the people he had last time have to be re-recruited, one by one, and that's how he's doing it.

His vice presidential nominee, John Edwards, may well run - but so what?

No love lost between those two. What one does won't matter to the other, one way or the other. My guess is that he wishes he'd picked Dick Gephardt. Whether it would have mattered or not, who knows? Would Gephardt have been a better debater? Fought harder?

That's the past.

It won't stop Kerry from running against Edwards.

Or Gore.

Or Hillary.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; estrich; flipflop; hildebeaste; hrc; johnfnkerry; kerry2008; unamerican; unfortunate; unheroic; unmanly; unpatriotic; untalented; untrustworthy; unwise; witchofwashington
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1 posted on 06/04/2006 5:29:50 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Kerry: the 'Un-Gore,' 'Un-Hillary'"

And the 'Un-President,' which is the only thing that matters...
2 posted on 06/04/2006 5:31:07 PM PDT by decal (Different Tagline Tomorrow!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I'm thinking that the libs are trying to use up air time shilling these losers so that the Republican candidates can't get media traction.


3 posted on 06/04/2006 5:31:48 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Labs Rules! Brilliant!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

At this point today, I feel it will be Mark Warner for the Rats


4 posted on 06/04/2006 5:32:49 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
He is finally addressing the Swift Boat lies

What "lies" are those, Ms. Ostrich?

And how, exactly, is he "addressing" them?

FACT: He isn't, this is just groundwork for the "that's yesterday's news" argument.

5 posted on 06/04/2006 5:33:26 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Al Gore is deader than Casey's nutmeg.


6 posted on 06/04/2006 5:33:47 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Aussie Dasher

And he can do the Un-Cola commercials too~!


7 posted on 06/04/2006 5:35:15 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Aussie Dasher

Susan Estrich wrote this verbage.


8 posted on 06/04/2006 5:35:59 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Aussie Dasher

Interesting to see Susan Estrich in Newsmax. Nevertheless, a leopard can't change his spots and John Kerry is still a treasonous, pretentious fop, and don't think we'll be electing one of that ilk president anytime soon.


9 posted on 06/04/2006 5:35:59 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Susan Estrich, the "un-believable".


10 posted on 06/04/2006 5:36:41 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: jocon307

What about the last one???


11 posted on 06/04/2006 5:36:52 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I can't help but think he's a stalking horse, for some reason.


12 posted on 06/04/2006 5:38:38 PM PDT by mhx
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To: cmsgop

my money's on Bayh.


13 posted on 06/04/2006 5:39:53 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Aussie Dasher
He's a different man, this friend and supporter told me.

Oh for cryin' out loud, Susan! Kerry was a "different man" every day on the 2004 election trail. Why do you think we called him "flip-flop"? And, BTW, my dearest wish is to have Gore, Hillary, and good ol' F'n in a wrestling match for the dem nomination - buy stock in popcorn!!

14 posted on 06/04/2006 5:40:36 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Aussie Dasher
He is finally addressing the Swift Boat lies that, more than anything else, undermined his campaign...Last time, with his record under attack, he basically did nothing. He let them attack his heroism, his integrity and his manhood, and he simply didn't answer...Since February of last year, he and his team have been fighting back, lie by lie.

Is this Dukakite loser on drugs? This is the stuff of fantasy, not reality.

15 posted on 06/04/2006 5:42:02 PM PDT by Phil Harmonic
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To: Aussie Dasher
He let them attack his heroism, his integrity and his manhood, and he simply didn't answer.

Kerry had heroism, integrity and manhood?

16 posted on 06/04/2006 5:42:58 PM PDT by wai-ming
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To: Thebaddog

Yeah. Who'll be the GOP candidate ?


17 posted on 06/04/2006 5:44:10 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Doesn't FR have some kind of rule to avoid posting "stuff" from this screeching witch?

Eww, I started reading before checking the by-line. Now I have to go take a soapy shower.

18 posted on 06/04/2006 5:44:28 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: decal

Kerry: the Un-American loser


19 posted on 06/04/2006 5:44:41 PM PDT by bfree (PC is BS)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"un-hillery"? SERIOUSLY? Jean-Fraud is the feminine Hitlery.
20 posted on 06/04/2006 5:45:10 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (My dog ate my tagline.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
He is finally addressing the Swift Boat lies that, more than anything else, undermined his campaign.

Lies???? What lies???? What a line of crap. Between the Swift Boaters and Kerry, I am 1000 times more confidence the Swift Boaters are telling the truth.

21 posted on 06/04/2006 5:45:20 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Aussie Dasher

"What about the last one???"

You mean Clinton? Clinton was a bad man, but he was not a fop.


22 posted on 06/04/2006 5:46:02 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Aussie Dasher

He'll always be the "Un-Winner".


23 posted on 06/04/2006 5:46:05 PM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: jocon307

"Kerry is still a treasonous, prententious fop"

LOLOLOL!! That seldom-heard three letter word speaks entire volumes!

;^)


24 posted on 06/04/2006 5:46:43 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Thombo2

Susan Estrogen wrote this GARBAGE.


25 posted on 06/04/2006 5:46:56 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (My dog ate my tagline.)
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To: elcid1970

Uh, that's `pretentious'.

(Spell checker momentarily disabled)


26 posted on 06/04/2006 5:47:48 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Izzy Dunne

yes, has he released his records yet?


27 posted on 06/04/2006 5:48:13 PM PDT by JoinJuniorAchievement
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Mitt Romney

George Allen

How about Mitch Daniels from Indiana?

28 posted on 06/04/2006 5:48:28 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Labs Rules! Brilliant!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I was wondering why News Max sounded like they had a love fest going on with Kerry, and then I saw who wrote this article. What's she doing writing for News Max?

That said, IF Hillary runs, and Kerry gets in her way, he'll be another victim of Arkancide!!! Kerry would be a fool to go up against Bill Clinton, and he's going to make sure Hillary becomes the next President. I hope that Kerry, Gore, Hillary, Richardson, and as many RATS as possible run. They will destroy the RAT Party through their back stabbing. Worse than the last Primary.

29 posted on 06/04/2006 5:51:13 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (IF YOU CAN'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, THEN YOU SHOULD STAND IN FRONT OF THEM)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Mother, tell me again about how I shall be President one day."

30 posted on 06/04/2006 5:51:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Aussie Dasher; All


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NEVER FORGET


JOHN KERRY came back from Vietnam to call us American Soliders fighting for the Freedom of others there...

...rapists & terrorists,

instead of the Communist terrorist enemy we were fighting who actually were.

Actor MEL GIBSON, however, came to a completely different conclusion while filming our real Vietnam War story of LOVE & Sacrifice:


MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLIDERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965, Landing Zone Falcon

(Pictures)
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm


NEVER FORGET

.


31 posted on 06/04/2006 5:54:57 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Aussie Dasher
He let them attack his heroism, his integrity and his manhood, and he simply didn't answer.

Because he couldnt-he lacks integrity, did nothing heroic, and I would submit anyone who married Teresa for her money is not a man..

32 posted on 06/04/2006 5:56:52 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mcarthy-Gore-Clinton-Feingold-Murtha- Pelosi-the true Axis of Evil...)
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To: decal
And the 'Un-President,' which is the only thing that matters...

LOLOL! True enough.

33 posted on 06/04/2006 6:04:42 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Come on, Gary, act! (I finally saw Team America and am still laughing))
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"..He is finally addressing the Swift Boat lies that, more than anything else, undermined his campaign..."

In that dodge is a helluvan admission..The Swifties got him. BTW, the Swift Boat Vets would be happy to keep the issue going, especially the part about how forthright the Senator is in addressing the "lies".

34 posted on 06/04/2006 6:12:17 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: decal
Since February of last year, he and his team have been fighting back, lie by lie

he's been fighting back lie by lie for years, not just months.

35 posted on 06/04/2006 6:13:09 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: wildwood
Kerry the uncleansed,


36 posted on 06/04/2006 6:28:21 PM PDT by gorebegone (gorebegone would ya please!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
He is finally addressing the Swift Boat lies

When I read this I thought that the author meant that Kerry's finally going to come clean on the lies he told and deception he created during the Vietnam War. Can't say I was shocked that that wasn't what she meant. Still in denial I guess.

37 posted on 06/04/2006 6:28:56 PM PDT by Proud2BAmerican
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To: mhx
I can't help but think he's a stalking horse, for some reason.

Well, he certainly has the face for it.

38 posted on 06/04/2006 6:31:50 PM PDT by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: Proud2BAmerican

Right. We're still waiting for a SIGNED and SUBMITTED Form 180 on this girly-man.


39 posted on 06/04/2006 6:40:49 PM PDT by brushcop (Lt. Harris, SFC Salie, CPL Long, SPC Hornbeck, B-Co, 2/69 3ID We will remember you always.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
...there's another candidate who is privately making no bones about his future prospects.

Kerry is "making no bones" because he has no spine.

40 posted on 06/04/2006 6:43:09 PM PDT by wyattearp (Study! Study! Study! Or BONK, BONK, on the head!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!


41 posted on 06/04/2006 6:44:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Fudd Fan

LOL,imo she's a hysteric.At times she borders on shrill.


42 posted on 06/04/2006 6:54:43 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Aussie Dasher; All
He has a list of 3 million voter contacts, and they hear from him regularly.


43 posted on 06/04/2006 6:58:19 PM PDT by FreeKeys (Remember: John Kerry wanted to give Iran nuclear fuel.)
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To: Thebaddog

I loved listening to Daniels when he was OMB.


44 posted on 06/04/2006 6:58:57 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Johnson, Carter, Clinton. 3 strikes and you're out. Forever.


45 posted on 06/04/2006 7:10:43 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Aussie Dasher
And "The Unelectable"
46 posted on 06/04/2006 7:19:11 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Lancey Howard

That photo is hysterical.


47 posted on 06/04/2006 7:20:39 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: wai-ming
Kerry had heroism, integrity and manhood?

LOLOLOL!!!

Oh, please, please, please have him run again!! Please, please, please!!!

48 posted on 06/04/2006 7:22:53 PM PDT by paulat
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To: bfree; ALOHA RONNIE; FreeKeys; Always Right
Kerry: the Un-American loser

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Kerry betrayed all Vietnam Veterans by his false testimony in the Senate (1971) calling them 'war criminals', rapists & baby killers.

His words were used by the Viet Cong to torture American POWs to force them to sign confessions for acts they did not commit.

While in the Navy Reserves, Kerry and other VVAW went to Paris and negotiated with North Vietnamese leaders while Americans were dying in combat.

Kerry betrayed all Americans fighting in Vietnam.

Kerry is the UN-AMERICAN!

Kerry is UN-FIT FOR COMMAND!

NEVER FORGET!

49 posted on 06/04/2006 7:28:42 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Katherine Harris is 'In It to Win It' .....Go here: http://www.electharris.org/)
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To: Aussie Dasher
It was positively Dukakis-like, and it killed him.

No...being a flip-flopping, limp-wristed Francophile Dhimmi is what killed his run for the Presidency. The man had no platform at all. He just pandered to whoever surrounded him at any given time.


50 posted on 06/04/2006 7:48:26 PM PDT by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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