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‘I think his goose is cooked’: Kerry dead last in poll (20th out of 20)
Boston Herald ^ | 11/28/06 | Dave Wedge

Posted on 11/28/2006 12:45:01 AM PST by raccoonradio

John F. Kerry’s dead-last ranking in a poll of 2008 White House contenders has pundits saying he’s down for the count, but the beleaguered senator’s camp insists he’s still in the fight - and that’s no joke.

The Quinnipiac University popularity rankings - based on interviews with 1,600 voters - come as Kerry struggles to recover from his “botched” attempt at humor when he made a reference to soldiers serving in Iraq.

Kerry ranked 20th out of 20 politicians, lagging far behind a slew of Democrats expected to seek the party’s 2008 nomination.

Tops among Democrats was Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), followed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a former Connecticut Democrat turned independent; Kerry’s former running mate, ex-North Carolina Sen. John Edwards; New York Sen. Hillary Clinton; and former Vice President Al Gore.

Kerry received a dismal average score of 39.6 out of a possible 100 in the poll.

The veteran senator and former Democratic nominee was even outpaced by a Bay State novice on the presidential trail, lame duck Gov. Mitt Romney, who is expected to seek the Republican nomination. Romney was 13th on the favorability list.

Obama scored second only to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has already announced he will explore a GOP presidential run.

The poll is the latest bad news for Kerry, who has been on a steady decline since nearly pulling off the 2004 presidential election. He suffered yet another setback a few weeks ago when he infuriated military families by cracking that students should stay in school or risk getting “stuck in Iraq.” He later apologized, saying the intended target of his ill-fated zinger was President Bush, not the troops.

“I think his goose is cooked,” John Norton, a retired political science professor at Pennsylvania’s Lebanon Valley College, said of Kerry. “He wasn’t in a strong place to begin with and then his reaction to his most recent gaffe nailed the coffin.”

“He goofed up,” agreed Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Elaine Kamarck. “That’s still fresh in people’s minds.”

But Kerry aide Amy Brundage downplayed the survey findings, saying, “Polls taken two years before an election aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.”

“He’ll make his decisions about the future based on the issues, not on meaningless polls,” Brundage said.

As for Romney, Norton expects the Bay State governor’s “clean” image to spur momentum as he gains more national exposure.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved up in these type of rankings,” Norton said. “He’s kind of well-positioned to be more of a front-runner - in the top five.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: botched; deadparrotsketch; johnkerry; joke; poll; throwoutyourdead
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1 posted on 11/28/2006 12:45:05 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The Massghanistanis will reelect him to the Senate in 2008.


2 posted on 11/28/2006 12:47:00 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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3 posted on 11/28/2006 12:50:47 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

hmmm people seem to like Rudy... imagine that.


4 posted on 11/28/2006 12:51:15 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: raccoonradio
jon carry didn't study and try to be smart.
jon carry is stuck at bottom of barrel now.
maybe commie think tank at jfk school of government can halp him.
5 posted on 11/28/2006 12:55:02 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: raccoonradio

Good riddance. A traitor should have never been able to secure his party's nomination in the first place. But then again, we are talking about the DNC.



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6 posted on 11/28/2006 12:59:21 AM PST by xuberalles (Anti-Liberal Novelties, Titillating Tees! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: raccoonradio

:-)


7 posted on 11/28/2006 1:05:01 AM PST by nopardons
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To: Echo Talon

Yes, they do. :-)


8 posted on 11/28/2006 1:05:24 AM PST by nopardons
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9 posted on 11/28/2006 1:08:43 AM PST by Silly (Still being... Silly)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The "Massachusetts Moonbat Majority" always keeps re-electing the Democratic candidates no matter what at every political level for their entire lives! Massachusetts is just like living in a very socialistic country. The Massachusetts Republican Party has been way too weak for way too long to truly be able to successfully help in changing the political tide here in Massachusetts, and I truly don't see this five decade losing streak truly ending in either the short-term or in the long-term no matter who is Chairperson of the Massachusetts Republican Party.


10 posted on 11/28/2006 1:09:15 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: nopardons

The primaries are going to be fun. :)


11 posted on 11/28/2006 1:09:24 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Bonaparte
Mebbe oui shud all peech in end halp por Jon Carrey.

I no I fel reeeel pourly fer heum.

L

12 posted on 11/28/2006 1:09:37 AM PST by Lurker (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: raccoonradio

Good. No one deserves it more, the cowardly ba$tard.


13 posted on 11/28/2006 1:09:46 AM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking, guts you coward.)
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To: Echo Talon
In REAL LIFE, yes.

On FR? NO!

14 posted on 11/28/2006 1:11:08 AM PST by nopardons
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Yep. And they are not that stupid, either - suggest a better way to keep him mostly away from MA for 6 years. Jailing him in another state would do it, and so would do shipping him out as an ambassador to Baboonia.


15 posted on 11/28/2006 1:11:37 AM PST by GSlob
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I was stationed at an embassy behind the Iron Curtain for a year during the Cold War. I can tell you there was more freedom in that nation than there is here in Kerrikennedistan.


16 posted on 11/28/2006 1:11:53 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: raccoonradio
People just don't understand his sophisticated sense of humor... the joke was, er 'botched'! Yeah, that's it! He botched the joke... he was supposed to be making fun of... er - Bush!


17 posted on 11/28/2006 1:14:35 AM PST by Bon mots
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18 posted on 11/28/2006 1:19:25 AM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: nopardons
In REAL LIFE, yes.
On FR? NO!

on FR it's gonna be HELL! LOL

Don't worry I'm sure the libs will have their problems to since their "person"(The Beast) is already selected for them.

19 posted on 11/28/2006 1:21:21 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Cobra64
Eut haz to reely suk tu be stuk in laust plase.

L

20 posted on 11/28/2006 1:22:20 AM PST by Lurker (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: Echo Talon
hmmm people seem to like Rudy... imagine that.

The same meaningless early polls says this:

"Obama scored second only to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has already announced he will explore a GOP presidential run."

Obama has no chance at winning the democrat nomination for president in 2008.

21 posted on 11/28/2006 1:24:28 AM PST by NapkinUser (Tom Tancredo for president of the United States of America in 2008!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Kerry will most likely be derailed in MA for Senate - It has been rumored that governor-elect, Deval Patrick, has aspirations for the US Senate.

Most would welcome that change!!!

22 posted on 11/28/2006 1:27:42 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: raccoonradio

Do you mean Sen. Barack Hussein Obama?


23 posted on 11/28/2006 1:28:28 AM PST by alpo (Allright.... Who fatwa'd?)
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To: raccoonradio
Our goose is cooked as well, if all we have to choose from is either Obama or Rudy!

God help this country!
24 posted on 11/28/2006 1:29:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: NapkinUser
Rudy comes in 2nd on GOP(strong conservative) straw polls....
Newt get 1st.
25 posted on 11/28/2006 1:29:36 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
It's already HELL here!

I am NOT going to be around much, in '08. I've already had my fill of the mordant idiots.

26 posted on 11/28/2006 1:30:02 AM PST by nopardons
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To: raccoonradio
I cannot believe that sKerry is smart enough to know when to stop. He will be back to haunt the nation.
27 posted on 11/28/2006 1:30:15 AM PST by Ruth A. (we might as well fight in the first ditch as the last)
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To: Ruth A.
I cannot believe that sKerry is smart enough to know when to stop. He will be back to haunt the nation.

he is looking for another purple heart. ;)

28 posted on 11/28/2006 1:31:42 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: NapkinUser

And, neither does Rudy!


29 posted on 11/28/2006 1:31:57 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: nopardons
I am NOT going to be around much, in '08. I've already had my fill of the mordant idiots.

You better not leave me alone!!! ;)

30 posted on 11/28/2006 1:33:47 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: raccoonradio

Kerry would have to be an idiot to run again this soon.
His "strength" was his military background and that's shot to hell.

We're at war and the country will want somebody decisive - so he's out there.

Not to mention he came across like a total weanie who only got the nomination because Dean imploded.


31 posted on 11/28/2006 1:39:55 AM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: Echo Talon

Oh dear..............how can I ignore such a sweet opportuning? :-)


32 posted on 11/28/2006 1:56:21 AM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

LOL


33 posted on 11/28/2006 1:58:45 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

:-)


34 posted on 11/28/2006 2:01:22 AM PST by nopardons
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To: raccoonradio
Honestly, I'm still confused how the guy got the nomination the FIRST time. Didn't the DNC learn anything from the LAST time they ran an uber-lefty from Massachusetts?

Yeesh!

35 posted on 11/28/2006 2:10:49 AM PST by DemforBush
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Obama scored second only to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has already announced he will explore a GOP presidential run.

Rudy could win the election but will have trouble winning the nomination. He's a gun grabbing baby killer, and those are the only two domestic issues I really care about.

36 posted on 11/28/2006 2:11:08 AM PST by night reader (NRA Life Member since 1962)
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To: raccoonradio
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37 posted on 11/28/2006 2:13:56 AM PST by alaskamomma
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe if John released all his military records it would show the "hero" he really is.


38 posted on 11/28/2006 2:22:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: raccoonradio

One of my big fears is that he will decide not to run in 2008.

Attaboy, John! Don't give up the fight! Someone told me you were in Vietnam.


39 posted on 11/28/2006 2:27:33 AM PST by james500
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To: alaskamomma

What John Kerry should be saying is: "Can I get me uh shopping cart here?" It also would be difficult enough to get John Kerry to have anything to do with Wal-Mart other than him trying to close all of them!


40 posted on 11/28/2006 2:34:06 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: raccoonradio

What! Pamela dumped Rock! What a travesty!! /sarc


41 posted on 11/28/2006 2:55:06 AM PST by marvlus
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42 posted on 11/28/2006 2:57:56 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: nopardons
I echo your thoughts on that.

The way the world's going and this country will be heading during the next two years, it's going to take someone who has proven they can step up to the plate and get the job done. Rudy did that on 9/11 and the months following without having to mention what he did when he was in office to get NY back on it's feet from the dungeon they'd got themselves in. He's the only one that's shown he won't buckle under pressure, and all those that keep putting derogatory names on his shoulders as far as I'm concerned can go and get scr***d. To me he's also shown he has a sense of humour.
43 posted on 11/28/2006 2:59:51 AM PST by AmeriBrit (Soros and Clinton's for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington = SCREW.)
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To: raccoonradio
“He’ll make his decisions about the future based on the issues, not on meaningless polls,” Brundage said.

Why lie right in front of everybody?

44 posted on 11/28/2006 3:09:09 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: raccoonradio

Well, I'll be damned. He was right. The bad "joke" did not hurt his chances. He's still last.


45 posted on 11/28/2006 3:20:51 AM PST by Brilliant
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46 posted on 11/28/2006 3:32:14 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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47 posted on 11/28/2006 3:37:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: raccoonradio

Enough is enough!


48 posted on 11/28/2006 3:42:05 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: NapkinUser
This "Obamamania" is starting to get on my nerves. The guy has been a Senator for only two years. That is the extent of his experience in any official governmental capacity, yet people are seriously mentioning him and POTUS in the same breath. In 2000, the media was speculating that a two time governor of one of the largest states in the nation did not have enough "gravitas" to be POTUS. What blatant hypocrisy!
49 posted on 11/28/2006 3:43:38 AM PST by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: ez

If he had led in the poll, it would have "showed how strong of a candidate he'd be".


50 posted on 11/28/2006 3:47:08 AM PST by Sapper26 (All men should marry, you can't blame everything on the government - Jed Clampett.)
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