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John Kerry Says He Deserves 2nd Chance In '08
AP ^ | 10/15/06

Posted on 10/16/2006 7:41:06 AM PDT by presidio9

Sen. John Kerry says he deserves a second chance if he decides to take another crack at becoming president.

The Massachusetts Democrat, who lost to President Bush in 2004, said it is a basic principle that "Americans give people a second chance. And if you learn something and prove you've learned something, maybe even more so. Now, I don't know what I'm going to do yet. We'll make that decision down the road."

Ronald Reagan twice unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for president before he got it — and won two elections for the White House.

"John McCain, their leading candidate — didn't he get kicked around South Carolina by the same president because he wasn't patriotic enough as a prisoner of war? He's now their leading candidate for president," Kerry said of the Republican Party. " Richard Nixon seemed to get kicked around pretty badly both running for president and governor, turned around and came back and got elected president."

Kerry faces a major challenge trying to convince Democratic activists that a recently defeated candidate can still carry his party's hopes for recapturing the White House.

If Kerry runs, he would have to overcome other Democratic presidential hopefuls such as Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Joe Biden of Delaware, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.

The list of potential opponents also could include New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Indiana Gov. Sen. Evan Bayh, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, and even Kerry's ex-running mate in 2004, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.


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1 posted on 10/16/2006 7:41:08 AM PDT by presidio9
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Okay, I will give Kerry a snowball's chance!


2 posted on 10/16/2006 7:41:35 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: presidio9

I bet some of the Viet Cong wish they had a second chance at him. He was in Viet Nam you know.


3 posted on 10/16/2006 7:42:15 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: presidio9

Note to John : You ain't no Ronald Reagan. But please run!


4 posted on 10/16/2006 7:42:38 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: presidio9

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5 posted on 10/16/2006 7:42:48 AM PDT by upchuck (Q:Why does President Bush support amnesty for illegal aliens? A:Read this: http://tinyurl.com/nyvno)
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To: TommyDale
Okay, I will give Kerry a snowball's chance!

Come now! It's better that that. Did you know that he recieved three Purple Hearts in Vietnam?

6 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:01 AM PDT by presidio9 (Make Mohammed's day: Shoot a nun in the back.)
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To: presidio9
Has JFnK signed and delivered Form SF-180, releasing his ENTIRE military record to the public yet?

If not, the Swiftees will pick up right where they left off, and I will start sending them $$$$$ as soon as they do.

7 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: shankbear
He was in Viet Nam you know.

You are pulling my leg? REALLY? Did he earn any medals?

8 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:13 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: presidio9

I heard he served in Vietnam you know.


9 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:14 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: presidio9
Already posted here.

btw, I agree. Kerry does deserve a second chance . . . to lose, again.

10 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:22 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: presidio9

I hope he runs again just for entertainment purposes.


11 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:23 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: presidio9

"Sen. John Kerry says he deserves a second chance"

I would very much enjoy watching him lose.......again.


12 posted on 10/16/2006 7:43:30 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (How many Democrats will YOU elect by staying home on Election Day????)
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To: presidio9
Come now! It's better that that. Did you know that he recieved three Purple Hearts in Vietnam?

I heard something of that and a Silver Star with Combat V?

13 posted on 10/16/2006 7:44:06 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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14 posted on 10/16/2006 7:44:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: presidio9
His obnoxious attitude of entitlement is one of the reasons why he lost the last time around. He has to earn the right to head the ticket - he doesn't "deserve" it.
15 posted on 10/16/2006 7:44:17 AM PDT by veronica (Angry kook location: In a house, on a street, in a town, soon to be posting from the loony bin...)
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To: presidio9

LOSER!!!

16 posted on 10/16/2006 7:45:32 AM PDT by SIDENET (Is it too early for flapjacks?)
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17 posted on 10/16/2006 7:45:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: veronica

The problem with a guy like Kerry is he's dreamed his whole life about being President. He just can't accept that it's not going to happen for him.


18 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:02 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: presidio9
Is he a Vietnam Vet by any chance?

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19 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:11 AM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: presidio9
Botox, shaved eyebrows, fake tan, kept man, wimp.

Well, he does hit all the Democratic high points for qualifying to be their nominee.

20 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:12 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sliding butt stock, carry handle, gas operated. Named after a horse. What am I?)
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21 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:13 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Sounds like he now has a serious drinking problem.


22 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:14 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I gigged your peace frog.)
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To: presidio9
Americans give people a second chance. And if you learn something and prove you've learned something, maybe even more so. Now, I don't know what I'm going to do yet. We'll make that decision down the road.

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Decisive and commanding as ever! Go Kerry!

23 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: frogjerk
I heard something of that and a Silver Star with Combat V?

Exactly. It is against some law or other to criticize "war heros." Ask Ann Coulter if you don't believe me.

24 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:48 AM PDT by presidio9 (Make Mohammed's day: Shoot a nun in the back.)
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To: presidio9
And we'd have to deal with this again:

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25 posted on 10/16/2006 7:47:08 AM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: presidio9
It would be fun to watch Kerry and Hillery fight it out and spend a ton of money at the same time.
26 posted on 10/16/2006 7:48:13 AM PDT by kempo
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27 posted on 10/16/2006 7:48:30 AM PDT by presidio9 (Make Mohammed's day: Shoot a nun in the back.)
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To: presidio9

Was Kerry in Vietnam? Well, let's send him over there again for a second chance!


28 posted on 10/16/2006 7:50:13 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: mainepatsfan

Just like Al Gore. But I'd love a Kerry vs. Hillary cat fight for the nomination. :)


29 posted on 10/16/2006 7:51:09 AM PDT by veronica (Angry kook location: In a house, on a street, in a town, soon to be posting from the loony bin...)
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To: veronica

"His obnoxious attitude of entitlement is one of the reasons why he lost the last time around. He has to earn the right to head the ticket - he doesn't "deserve" it."

Exactly. What leaps out at me is Kerry whining about "deserving" a chance. Like it's some kind of award. No, it's service. Tell me what you can do for the country, earn the chance.


30 posted on 10/16/2006 7:51:10 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: veronica

Kerry will be toast after New Hampshire.


31 posted on 10/16/2006 7:52:11 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: presidio9

Deaserved got nothin' to do with it.

But if the unhinged dems want to run lurch for another failed attempt. HELL YES!


32 posted on 10/16/2006 7:55:26 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: presidio9
Q. How do you beat a dead horse?

A. Vote against Kerry.

33 posted on 10/16/2006 7:56:19 AM PDT 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: presidio9

NO problem with me.....he can come in second again.


34 posted on 10/16/2006 7:56:37 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: presidio9; MAK1179; briansb

John F'in Kerry does not even deserve the air he continues to breath (in my humble opinion of course)


35 posted on 10/16/2006 7:57:26 AM PDT by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: mainepatsfan

Oh yes, please let him run again so we can have another laugh riot! Anybody know what his wife has been up to? Talks about entertainment value!


36 posted on 10/16/2006 7:58:00 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: presidio9
I, for one, am very enthusiastic about Senator Kerry running again. To capture the "Kerry!-Fever", I'm going to sit down and watch all the Addams Family episodes.
37 posted on 10/16/2006 7:59:16 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Hoodat

Aw comeon this can't be posted too many times. It is still funny. It will be funny tommorow. It will be funny in a little over 2 more years if Kerry actually decides to run and Demonrats are stupid enough to nominate Kerry again.


38 posted on 10/16/2006 8:00:23 AM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: kromike
C'mon folks, give the guy a chance. Seriously.

39 posted on 10/16/2006 8:00:52 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: presidio9

Kerry will announce his candadacy,

using which Navy ship, as a backdrop?

keep in mind, he voted against the appropriation
for every Navy ship less than fifty years old.


40 posted on 10/16/2006 8:01:51 AM PDT by greasepaint
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To: presidio9

Kerry '08: Because He Deserves Another Break.


41 posted on 10/16/2006 8:01:55 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: beaversmom
I heard he served in Vietnam you know.

He just changed flights there -- never got out of the airport, so they didn't even stamp his passport. But I understand he fell in the airport and got some band-aids put on his Leftist weenie arse, and picked up a few purple medals for his suffering ...

42 posted on 10/16/2006 8:03:40 AM PDT by Babu
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43 posted on 10/16/2006 8:03:44 AM PDT by maggief
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Only an unindicted traitor could possibly think he had any possiblity of winning a national election in a country he had betrayed.


44 posted on 10/16/2006 8:06:01 AM PDT by hgro
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To: shankbear

No fooling! I heard that once (once an hour when he was running for Presidente).


45 posted on 10/16/2006 8:10:06 AM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: presidio9
Psychiatrists would have a field day with this. He DESERVES a 2nd chance??!!!??

Complete narcissism

46 posted on 10/16/2006 8:10:27 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: presidio9

Were they separated at birth?


47 posted on 10/16/2006 8:11:35 AM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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48 posted on 10/16/2006 8:12:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: dead

Oh my gosh, what a hoot!


49 posted on 10/16/2006 8:12:16 AM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: trisham

Remember: "I have a plan." LOL


50 posted on 10/16/2006 8:16:21 AM PDT by 1066AD
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