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John Kerry on presidential debate prep: I need ‘exorcism’ to be rid of Mitt Romney
Politico ^

Posted on 10/17/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

John Kerry on presidential debate prep: I need ‘exorcism’ to be rid of Mitt Romney By: Kevin Robillard October 17, 2012 08:20 AM EDT

Sen. John Kerry joked Wednesday that he’ll need an “exorcism” after the final debate next week to purge Mitt Romney after playing the GOP presidential nominee for weeks in debate prep with President Barack Obama.

“It’s been an interesting exercise,” Kerry said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ve decided next Tuesday I’ve got to have an exorcism of Romney out of my being.”

Meanwhile, Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, defended the administration’s handling of the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, and called Romney’s reaction “not presidential.”

“You don’t play games with national security,” Kerry said. “Before anybody knew the facts, Mitt Romney was politicizing this issue, and that is not presidential — you don’t do that if you’re running for president. You get the facts. He criticized this administration, accused them of creating this event, before he even knew what this event was. That’s not presidential. That’s not the leadership we need.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; demons; kerry
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1 posted on 10/17/2012 6:54:28 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Anybody know what horse face is talking about?


2 posted on 10/17/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh John why the long face?


3 posted on 10/17/2012 6:57:12 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: FlingWingFlyer

With a face that would scare a cat...


4 posted on 10/17/2012 6:58:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Sub-Driver

that must have been really hard for him to play the part of a wealthy Massachusets flip flopper.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 6:58:42 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is it possible that Mitt was smarter than the President and knew it was the anniversay of 9-11?


6 posted on 10/17/2012 6:58:51 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Sub-Driver

“You don’t play games with national security”

This coming from a man who mad military strategy in Iraq the centerpiece of his own campaign.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 6:59:05 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Sub-Driver
“You don’t play games with national security,” Kerry said. “Before anybody knew the facts, Mitt Romney was politicizing this issue, and that is not presidential — you don’t do that if you’re running for president. You get the facts. He criticized this administration, accused them of creating this event, before he even knew what this event was. That’s not presidential. That’s not the leadership we need.”

But didn't the Obama administration play games with national security by running with the false story about the video? It took them two weeks for them to "get the facts."

8 posted on 10/17/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor John Kerry. He will never be President. He will never be Secretary of State. After January, he won’t be Mr. Chairman anymore. And after speding decades in Ted Kennedy’s large shadow, he is now outshined by the junior senator of his state. Poor John Kerry!


9 posted on 10/17/2012 7:00:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: MNDude

It was hard for him to play a man who made it on his own rather than going the gigolo route.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Lurch means he needs to get back to his day job

being a rich (5 times as rich as Romney) gigolo, masquerading as a foreign policy expert and man of the people (oh and experienced combat veteran, he served 4 months in Vietnam you know)


11 posted on 10/17/2012 7:01:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stunning lack of civility. Welcome to the election of 1860 without the great oratory... we just need a few sparks to set all of this dry tinder ablaze...


12 posted on 10/17/2012 7:03:30 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Sub-Driver

What is left of free America needs an exocism to be rid of this America hating leftie Nancy Boy.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Simon Cowell, The X Factor GIF Pictures, Images and Photos
14 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:04 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I swear we live in two different realities. When Romney is elected he will not have any peace. They will double down on destroying him. It will make the attacks on GWB look like a powder puff football game. No longer will either side just put aside their differences and find any common ground. There is no common ground left.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:21 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did his wife give him permission to speak?


16 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“..scare a cat”

Well, it is close to Holloween.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Sub-Driver

I may have mentioned this before, but I met that idiot John Kerry 3 times when I was a student in Boston. He came off to me as rude, condescending, unfriendly and a all around jerk. I was a liberal Democrat at the time as well. I was never so angry as when he did not even look at me in the eye during a political science reception and moved to talk to some bigwigs in suits.

I was amazed that he rose to be the nominee in 2004 because he came off as a phony...now smiling and waving and chatting with people he previously had contempt for.

I hate that man. I am glad the last time I ever saw him I said right to his face “you are a real jerk.”


18 posted on 10/17/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: RochesterNYconservative
Some Elizabeth Warren supporters complain that Scott Brown is smug. Laughable when you consider they likely support(ed) John Kerry and Deval Patrick, two people who reinvented smugness.
19 posted on 10/17/2012 7:07:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe if he kept some Romney in him he would learn how to make money without having to marry it.

As far as Romney's treatment of National Security goes, Romney hasn't met with Al Queda, the Taliban, or the mullahs of Iran so he isn't a traitor like Kerry.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 7:07:54 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: silverleaf
being a rich (5 times as rich as Romney) gigolo...

Do you really believe Teresa doesn't have a pre-nup? His wealth is conditioned on his behavior. If he gets kicked out of office, she might have to find herself another Senator.

21 posted on 10/17/2012 7:13:56 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

Did you know JOhn Kerry served in Vietnam?


22 posted on 10/17/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Sub-Driver
“You don’t play games with national security,” Kerry said

Shut your pie hole, you pretentions brahmin bull-squatter.

23 posted on 10/17/2012 7:20:00 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Sub-Driver
“You don’t play games with national security,” Kerry said

Shut your pie hole, you pretentions brahmin bull-squatter.

24 posted on 10/17/2012 7:20:00 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: MNDude
I think the tough part was playing a person who actually earned his wealth...
25 posted on 10/17/2012 7:22:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: all the best

HA!!! See post #25. Great minds and all that...


26 posted on 10/17/2012 7:24:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: MuttTheHoople

John “Kicked out of the Navy” Kerry.

Remember Carter’s discharge upgrade program?


27 posted on 10/17/2012 7:29:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: RochesterNYconservative

Yowza! Did he say anything back?


28 posted on 10/17/2012 7:29:38 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Sub-Driver
“You don’t play games with national security,”

That might be what comes back to bite your party into oblivion for years if the rumors running around Washington about what Libya was about are exposed and prosecuted.

If republicans win and go on a fact exposing and prosecution run instead of sweeping dem corruption under the rug run like they always have....

If I was a dem in power at the moment I would be terrified, because that really is the only option left for republicans and the American people to deal with how corrupt the dem party has become if they want to save America.

Let us face it...there is no law for dems and if it is allowed to continue then the next time they are in power they will never leave.

29 posted on 10/17/2012 7:32:42 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: midnightcat

He nervously laughed, shook his head, and my friends, fearing I would get further in his face, pulled me away by my shoulders!


30 posted on 10/17/2012 7:35:16 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: Sub-Driver

An “exorcism” is a good way to describe what’s going to happen on Nov 7, 2012.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Sub-Driver

I seriously doubt Kerry could do an even halfway decent job of playing Mitt (or most any other person) in debate prep. He is a one trick elitist pony. He doesn’t have the quickness of wit nor brain power to be able to emulate what Romney is able to do in these campaigns.

I am a begrudging Romney support now, but I do not in any way question his intellect, his communication skills, nor his ability to adapt in these debates. He’s been great. Kerry is Kerry. I am sure his weak debate prep role contributed greatly to the first debate failure...and Obama last night just spit out the usual campaign rhetoric...he was able to do it a little better this time because he had experienced going head to head two weeks ago.

Kerry is a non-factor in this whole debate charade.


32 posted on 10/17/2012 7:51:20 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Sub-Driver
Is Kerry still senator? I don't know. Haven't been paying attention.

If he is still senator, then maybe he should keep that "exorsizable" spirit of Governor Romney and start voting smarter.

33 posted on 10/17/2012 8:21:53 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Sub-Driver
The Democrats keep spreading the idea that Romney's comment on 9/11 was about the attack in Benghazi. It wasn't--it was in reaction to the administration's wimpy reaction to the demonstration in Cairo, which happened earlier the same day.

I don't know if it really makes a difference in how the public perceives the whole Libya issue, and the Democrats lie about everything all the time anyway...but maybe someone should be setting the record straight.

34 posted on 10/17/2012 8:59:20 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: griswold3

I think you’re absolutely right in that they will try to destroy him both politically and personally. However, I believe we’ll see a different response then we did during Bush’s two terms. I don’t see Romney staying above the fray and refusing to respond to the ad hominem attacks. That method may work for W in the (very)long run, but in the short term it destroyed his popularity. Romney knows how to give as good as he gets and manages to get under an opponents skin.


35 posted on 10/17/2012 10:00:32 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Sub-Driver

The whole country needs exorcism to get John Kerry out of our memories!!


36 posted on 10/17/2012 12:59:02 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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