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Kerry's fate could hinge on a big Democratic win
Boston Globe ^ | November 7, 2006 | Peter S. Canellos,

Posted on 11/07/2006 8:24:02 AM PST by george76

As national Democrats hang bunting and prepare for what they hope will be a joyous victory celebration in Washington tonight, John F. Kerry will be back in Massachusetts, quietly standing behind his state's gubernatorial nominee.

Kerry's treks around the country were supposed to help erase bad memories of 2004 -- convincing Democrats that Kerry was a dogged worker and belonged among the party's top contenders for 2008.

Instead, the campaign ended with the senator on the sidelines, grounded like a high-schooler caught misbehaving in class during the week before the prom.

His "botched joke" ...gave the Republicans ammunition at a time when they were running out of it.

He then either misjudged the situation or let his anger get the better of him: By choosing to lash out at the Republican scandal machine rather than quietly apologize, he guaranteed that the story would stay in the news.

Now, Kerry has to hope that the Democrats get a big enough victory to wash away any recriminations.

But if the election returns fail to meet the party's skyhigh expectations, Kerry would be among the biggest goats...

His decision to lead the libuster against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. earlier this year had won him liberal support.

the longstanding perception that Kerry has done a poor job of building a staff.

Some big-name Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Edward M. Kennedy, are known for their ability to attract the party's top writers and thinkers; Kerry is not.

And the fact that Kerry veered from the text in a way that made a bad speech worse is no surprise, either; in 2004, reporters with advance copies of Kerry's speeches would chuckle over how he added unnecessary words and stepped on his applause lines.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: democrats; election; election2006; elections; filibuster; johnfkerry; johnkerry; kerry; libuster; military; senate; vote; votegop; wot
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JFK's just needs better staff...

Right...typical liberal...blame the staff.

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1 posted on 11/07/2006 8:24:04 AM PST by george76
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To: george76
Kerry should shelve any ambitions for 2008. His career is effectively over.

Regards, Ivan

2 posted on 11/07/2006 8:25:07 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: george76

He's toast!.....FRENCH TOAST!...........


3 posted on 11/07/2006 8:26:24 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: MadIvan

His fate is sealed, which is kind of too bad... WE NEED HIM !


4 posted on 11/07/2006 8:27:13 AM PST by musikman
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To: george76
By choosing to lash out at the Republican scandal machine rather than quietly apologize

The scandal machine? Is that like the Rove Weather Machine?

5 posted on 11/07/2006 8:27:23 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: george76

Kerry's fate...should be hanging next to Saddam.


6 posted on 11/07/2006 8:28:57 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Red Badger
I can't wait to see the tombstone epitates after the election.
7 posted on 11/07/2006 8:28:59 AM PST by Doc Hunter
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To: george76

What a lame-brained effort already to rehabilitate Kerry!

Jon Carry is toast whether the dems win or not. He's an idiot with a tin ear, he proved it in the 2004 election, and he erased all doubt last week.


8 posted on 11/07/2006 8:29:14 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: george76

Kerry's fate depends upon the whims of Mother Teresa....and the contents of his FBI file and 201 file (both of which have been seen by his main adversary).


9 posted on 11/07/2006 8:30:03 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: george76; All
I would not write Jon (I don't apologize to anyone) Carry off just yet.

I remember thinking the same thing (and even did many in the MSM) that Bill Clinton's Presidential run was over when Gennifer Flowers claimed a 12 year affair with him. He was able to lie his way out of that one.

As H.L. Mencken so eloquently stated, "No one has ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American people".

10 posted on 11/07/2006 8:30:06 AM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: george76

Marking this for deluded media story of the day.


11 posted on 11/07/2006 8:30:26 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: george76
His decision to lead the libuster against Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. earlier this year had won him liberal support.

libuster? They do have editors don't they?

12 posted on 11/07/2006 8:30:35 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Red Badger

The simple explanation for F'n's inability to attract top talent is that he's a cheapskate. This is not a slam...its been mentioned unhappily by his fellow Donks in this year's campaigns. In a party known to share the wealth, this latest debacle will probably sideline him for good.


13 posted on 11/07/2006 8:31:00 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: musikman
Now, now, never fear. Howard Dean will be along in a minute to do another one of his famous insane screams.

Regards, Ivan

14 posted on 11/07/2006 8:31:58 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: george76
Kerry would be among the biggest goats...

I think their party symbol applies much better.

15 posted on 11/07/2006 8:32:20 AM PST by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: george76
Isn't that hilarious??? Kerry would be practically perfect except for that darned terrible staff! Reminds me of the ill-fated John Glenn campaign in 1984, which political insiders termed the "Right Stuff/Wrong Staff" campaign. They couldn't admit that Glenn was just a bad candidate.
16 posted on 11/07/2006 8:32:31 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (VOTE as if your life depends on it -- because it does!!!)
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To: stockstrader

People do tend to have short term (and sometimes long term) memory loss when it comes to the misdeeds of politicians. The thing with Kerry is, just about the time you might have forgotten what a putz he is, he reminds you all over again.


17 posted on 11/07/2006 8:32:41 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You seem to forget, democrats only share OTHER PEOPLE'S WEALTH--not their own.

As the old cliche' goes,

"A democrat's compassion is only limited by the size of YOUR wallet"!

18 posted on 11/07/2006 8:32:42 AM PST by stockstrader (“Where government advances–and it advances RELENTLESSLY-freedom is imperiled”-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: george76

Stick a fork in Kerry. HE's DONE


19 posted on 11/07/2006 8:33:18 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: MadIvan
His career is effectively over.

That was my thought as soon as I heard him say it. I then doubted my judgment, knowing how the media can overlook the transgression of any Democrat. Then, bless his heart, Kerry delivered again. In addition to having implied the troops were morons, he implied every body else was a moron for having misinterpreted him. Now, having even managed to offend liberals, his days on the national stage are over.

20 posted on 11/07/2006 8:33:24 AM PST by IamConservative (A mans true character is revealed in what he does when no one is watching.)
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To: Red Badger

Big win..............by who???


21 posted on 11/07/2006 8:33:37 AM PST by newcthem (Brought to you by the INFIDEL PARTY)
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To: george76

All the more reason to vote GOP.


22 posted on 11/07/2006 8:33:39 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: george76
When dems fail to capture control of the Congress, Kerry will be a natural, and quite photogenic, goat! :-)
23 posted on 11/07/2006 8:33:50 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Always Right

" the libuster ..."

8-)


24 posted on 11/07/2006 8:34:01 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Red Badger

25 posted on 11/07/2006 8:34:45 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

What future? The dems are going to lose; they don't amount to nothing anyway, look at bj klinton, that what you want back in our Government?

Look at drunk Ted kennedy, aren't we about fed up with him? Only the people in Mass think he walks on water, to bad Mary Jo couldn't.

Its people like them that are a virus in our system, we need to rid them all out...why would anyone want someone like horsefaced kerry, who hates the military, to even be in our Government?

I say its time to run em out of dodge...


26 posted on 11/07/2006 8:35:02 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: musikman
His fate is sealed, which is kind of too bad... WE NEED HIM

Don't worry, he isn't going away. He's too dumb to realize he's finished. Besides, Hillary needs patsies to beat for the nomination so it won't look like a coronation.

27 posted on 11/07/2006 8:35:05 AM PST by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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To: stockstrader

As H.L. Mencken so eloquently stated, "No one has ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American people".


bump


28 posted on 11/07/2006 8:35:33 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The Republican Scandal Machine? Like the scum faced pig smelling socialist dimocrats are pure as the atomic radiation laced driven snow??
29 posted on 11/07/2006 8:35:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (ANYONE who votes for the Abortion Democrats are enemies of the Republic, and ME!)
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To: xzins

I agree, the Dems don't usually give the nod to a candidate who has lost already. However, that won't stop the far left from elevating him to hero status. They revere losers, like Carter, Ferraro. They are most respected in that camp.


30 posted on 11/07/2006 8:35:46 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: george76
Libuster is kind of an ironic Freudian slip.
31 posted on 11/07/2006 8:36:02 AM PST by Always Right
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

Stick a fork in Kerry. HE's DONE
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He is certainly done with our military (finally) and he should be dead meat with everyone but the lamest of the mind-dead, low-IQ liberals...it really is time this country gets smart about its future as America and starts ridding itself of these Marxist-treasonist maggots like Kerry and his ilk...


32 posted on 11/07/2006 8:36:06 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: george76

(reporters with advance copies of Kerry's speeches would chuckle over how he added unnecessary words and stepped on his applause lines.)

I remember in the debates how Senator Edwards was much more skillful at sliming Cheney's lesbian daughter compared to Kerry who came off like the a&&hole he is.


33 posted on 11/07/2006 8:36:12 AM PST by winner3000
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To: musikman
I agree, I really wish we could run against Kerry in '08, it would be a much easier win than against Hillary (which we will still win).
34 posted on 11/07/2006 8:36:29 AM PST by Talking_Mouse (wahhabi delenda est)
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To: stockstrader

Ah yes, the Wellstone habit of generosity.


35 posted on 11/07/2006 8:37:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: MadIvan
"His career is effectively over"

It's almost a shame, he's such a useful idiot.

36 posted on 11/07/2006 8:37:59 AM PST by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: Always Right

" an ironic Freudian slip."

That is what I thought, too.


37 posted on 11/07/2006 8:38:35 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
If Kerry wants to see his fate, he should gaze in the face of Michael Dukakis. The dems were more than happy to throw The Duke under a bus, even at the 2004 Convention which was held in the guy's own state to nominate the guy's former aide.

The Dems will NEVER forgive Kerry for exposing their actual position on an important issue. Even if the Dems take 30 seats tonight, they'll say it would have been 60 if not for Kerry.
38 posted on 11/07/2006 8:39:42 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (If Not For George W Bush, Saddam Hussein Would Be In Charge Of Iraq Today AND He Would Have NUKES.)
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To: MadIvan

I don't think so. The voters of Mass. will simply re-elect him foot-in-mouth and all - over and over again.


39 posted on 11/07/2006 8:41:14 AM PST by Bloodclot
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To: george76

PURE BS.

This is about point a finger to ONE excuse for them not taking both the house and senate.

OR WORSE

Not taking either the house or senate.


I don't think kerry mattered at all.


40 posted on 11/07/2006 8:42:16 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I don't Mama T is going to keep her giggalo husband for much longer. Kerry is the classic rich kid with no money.


41 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:13 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: teddyballgame

I don't think Mama T is going to keep her giggalo husband for much longer. Kerry is the classic rich kid with no money.


42 posted on 11/07/2006 8:44:09 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: george76

The Democrats have their Designated Fall Guy 2006. He's the same guy as the Designated Fall Guy 2004, interestingly enough.

When the Donks have their heads handed to them today, they can blame the whole thing on John F. Kerry, instead of getting all mushy and introspective about why the voters seem to hate their guts. This will keep them from reforming themselves for yet another election cycle, much to the benefit of the nation.


43 posted on 11/07/2006 8:47:32 AM PST by gridlock (The GOP will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: teddyballgame
I don't Mama T is going to keep her giggalo husband for much longer. Kerry is the classic rich kid with no money.

He'd be lost without her $$$.A Boston talk show host,Howie Carr,swears that there was a time in Kerry's (adult) life during which he lived in his car.To this day I'm not sure if Howie was joking or not.

44 posted on 11/07/2006 8:47:49 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: george76

JFK just needs better stuff.


45 posted on 11/07/2006 8:49:20 AM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: george76
We need someone do drive Mr. Comedian here back home. Quick... Call Teddy...!

...And tell him to take the bridge!

46 posted on 11/07/2006 8:49:28 AM PST by gridlock (The GOP will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: MadIvan
Kerry should shelve any ambitions for 2008. His career is effectively over.

Kerry, Dead Meat

47 posted on 11/07/2006 8:49:43 AM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: george76
The Boston Globe's Historical rewrite on what could be the most asinine speech a left wing dummy has ever made, and that;s saying something.


"And the fact that Kerry veered from the text in a way that made a bad speech worse is no surprise......"

No veering , just repeating what he's said and thought for the last 40 years.

"Instead, the campaign ended with the senator on the sidelines, grounded like a high-schooler caught misbehaving in class during the week before the prom."

Just a petty little mistake .

"He then either misjudged the situation or let his anger get the better of him"

Gee, do you ya think ?

"By choosing to lash out at the Republican scandal machine rather than quietly apologize, he guaranteed that the story would stay in the news."

Check the "Republican scandal machine" sound bite

"Some big-name Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Edward M. Kennedy, are known for their ability to attract the party's top writers and thinkers; Kerry is not."

Kerry staff is stupid.

"And the fact that Kerry veered from the text in a way that made a bad speech worse is no surprise, either; in 2004, reporters with advance copies of Kerry's speeches would chuckle over how he added unnecessary words and stepped on his applause lines."

That Kerry , what a card.
49 posted on 11/07/2006 8:52:18 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Baynative
Did Patty Murry ever pinpoint those day care centers that Osama Bin Ladin supposedly built ?
50 posted on 11/07/2006 8:53:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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