Skip to comments.Kerry to Reach Out to 'People on the Right'
Posted on 07/11/2004 12:45:46 PM PDT by KuksoolEdited on 07/11/2004 1:14:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
ALBUQUERQUE Counting on his liberal base to stick by him, Sen. John F. Kerry plans to aggressively court more conservative voters with a message that emphasizes traditional values of service, faith and family.
Following his pick last week of a running mate with potential appeal to rural communities, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee said he was not content to target the narrow band of swing voters that the two parties were expected to fight over in roughly 20 swing states.
"I'm going to talk to people on the right," Kerry told The Times on Friday during a joint interview with his vice presidential pick, Sen. John Edwards. "I want to talk to conservatives."
As for rank-and-file party members, Kerry said his record of strong support for environmental protection, gun control and abortion rights all core Democratic issues "speaks for itself about my priorities in policy terms."
Indeed, Kerry seemed unconcerned about antagonizing his liberal supporters.
"I'm a hunter. I'm a gun owner. A lot of people on the left don't like that, but that's who I am," he said.
The Massachusetts senator has already begun his effort to broaden his political reach. During a recent swing through the Midwest, where he tramped around farms and toted a shotgun on a trap-shooting range, Kerry said that he represented "conservative values," and emphasized his personal opposition to abortion.
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Kerry has been lurking on FR.
"Kerry has been lurking on FR."
You mean he lurked before he denied lurking.
Yeah, this will work. Unfortunately for him, most of the folks on the right are there because they have half a brain. They don't vote on who has the best hair, looks the coolest, or can quip the best touchy feely lines. They won't fall for a stupid last minute pack of lies like this. Then again, let him waste his time.
|That does it. I'm voting for him.|
Kerry does not have a far enough reach for me. I would never accept him as an elected official in my Town. Not even for Dog Catcher.
Ops4 God Bless America!
And once I've gotten power, I (and Dianne Feinstein) will decide what we hunters and gun owners need as legitimate weaponry. Your handguns... Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them in.
Convinced you too, huh? ;-)
Kerry's such a coward, who knows where he'll stand tomorrow.
"Los Angeles City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa said he had heard no complaints from liberal constituency groups about the tenor of Kerry's campaign.
"I represent that wing," said Villaraigosa, a national co-chairman of Kerry's campaign. "People recognize that our success in November hinges on our ability to reach out to a broad cross-section of America."
Wolf in sheep's clothing. Kerry can pretend to embrace life begins at conception, but the record he brings speaks for itself. He can pretend to be conservative, but his record is ultraliberal.
Go court your base, Kerry. Clinton fooled the electorate once, no more...
You mean you aren't voting for Kerry/Edwards because they have "better hair"?
With one foot in Hell and the other teetering on the edge of the abyss, I think we do know where he'll stand tomorrow, his tomorrow. Trouble with cinos like ol' Feckless is, they want to take as many with them as they can, as if it would improve their destination.
"But he said he thought Edwards would be a particular asset in rural areas."
btw, as a Southerner who has Carolina and West Virginia relatives, where on earth did Edwards get the phoney/balony, William Faulkner, cracker accent from?
I'll bet he honed that piece of linguistic cornpone to appeal to juries.
None of us sound like that.
kerry can go home now....he has no chance of becoming President
*Snort* Kerry needs to paint his face white, don a red bulbous nose and put on big shoes and a fire engine red wig. Then maybe he'll gain some credibility..
The Kerry people must have noticed the Kerry Conservatives here.....the ones who want to see Kerry elected to "teach Bush a lesson"......geez.
"Sen. John F. Kerry plans to aggressively court more conservative voters with a message that emphasizes traditional values of service, faith and family."
Release the fundraiser tape, you chicken ****, family values my rear end. Everyone I know sees right through your stupid election campaign. Be prepared for a blowout this November, kerry, you are a traitor, and the country knows it. You didn't fool anyone here in the Midwest with you hoaky farm stories and hunting tails. You are a CINO in a state where catholics actually go to Sunday church. You are as phoney as a $3 bill.
"Kerry has been lurking on FR."
Well in that case.....Hey sKerry, BITE ME!
Pathetic. He's flinching, Slimes--he's flinching big time.
Hey Mr. French, we've arlready heard you loud and clear..
It's not cold in H*** yet, Mr. Kerry.
Does he expect to get any fingers back?
Ewwwwwwwwww . . . Get 'yer cootie-mitts off us, Ketchup Boy! Go fondle Edwards.
Yaaaaawn has never voted against gun laws or late term abortion. He would gladly eliminate the 2nd amendment and was one of 15 Senators to vote against the Late Term Abortion Ban. These are more Kerry lies!
Pray for W and The Truth
How many of you actually buy Heinz ketchup anymore?
Dear Senator Kerry,
I will vote for you on one condition: you will actively support life and do everything in your power to protect the lives of unborn children including, but not limited to keeping partial birth abortion illegal.
What? I didn't think so.
People, what this means is his internal polling says there are more Conservative likely voters than liberal. He can't win without something other than his base and his base will tolerate anything at all from him.
If we are to win, we have to do the same. Bush will have to compete in the middle. If we make 3rd party noises, Kerry will take the middle and we'll have the most liberal senator in the Congress as president.
So all you guys (about 8% as polls have it) who are GOP and not supporting Bush because he's not conservative enough -- make your choice. Kerry's move to the middle and right has what value of credibility? Right, zero. You will have 5 additional staunchly pro Choice Justices replacing the retirees if Kerry is elected. With Bush, far fewer.
Make your choice. Your Constitution Party candidate will decide no, repeat, no judges. With Bush you'll get more judges who are more preferable than with Kerry.
Make your choice. Don't condemn your neighbors to life under liberals.
By the looks of things, with all the hugs, kisses, and ass-grabbing these two have been doing; it looks like Flip Flop I wants something else to share with Flip Flop II.
The man is sickening. Values...Divorces one rich wife to marry another...he was against abortion before he was for it...he's against homosexual marriage but against stopping it...etc...
John Kerry is a damned liar.
You'll never get this veteran's vote. You shame veterans everywhere. Go to H*ll and take your metrosexual 'b*tch' with you.
You gotta admit it's going to be a hoot watching Mr.(any way the winds blows)Kerry making the atttempt.
Kerry would have to go got to the right of Bush on ISSUES, not simply emphasize touchy-feely BS about traditional "values", to get votes of "people on the right".
Senator, unless you are willing to apologize for the lies you told about your fellow Vietnam veterans, unless you are willing to fully explain your fondness for big taxes, big government and small defense, and unless you are willing to publicly condemn the dispicable comments of your fellow liberals Al Gore, Howard Dean, Michael Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, then don't waste your breath trying to "talk to" us conservatives. You have nothing to say that would be of interest to us.
I forgot to add:
John Kerry can go tunicate himself twice, like in 2 + 2 = 4.
Ah, such visuals come to mind with the words, "joint interview with his VP Pick, John Edwards."
Hey Lurkin Lurch, don't waste your precious ketchup breath on conservatives. What you got, we don't want. Go kiss up to Whoopi and Bon Jovi again. They actually buy into your unintelligible doublespeak.
The "Tax Man and the Tort Wonder Boy" alias Batman and Robin can't reach me with anything. Also they can't have my guns and they can leave the rest of my Rights and Freedoms alone given to me by God and put into writing by the Founding Fathers. God Bless America and the veterans past, present, and future.
I refuse to believe that Effen and his handlers are so stupid as to think that posing with a gun and saying he's personally against abortion (but in favor of partial birth abortion) is going to woo conservatives away from George Bush.
So, why do this? Maybe to goad the President's campaign into spending their resources on maintaining the (already reasonably secured) conservative vote, rather than in courting the swing voters and undecideds who really do determine the election outcome.
Well, of course. Just because he says he's a man of the people doesn't mean that he wants to leave his very private elitists and restricted clibs where he can be at ease with the other idle folks of immense wealth.
There's a whole lot of room to his right, not much to his left however.
Funny you should ask, I just bought ketchup today and I made it a point to buy Hunt's brand. It may seem trivial to some, but I felt better about myself. :-)
I've been buying hunts or the local store brand. I don't care for ketchup, the kids do. (I don't buy tyson either)
You aren't a hunter. Hunters don't craw on their belly with a 12 gauge. You stand when you are hunting most birds. You call turkeys in with box calls, and if you crawl for deer(slugs), they will use their very good hearing and run off faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
And hunters don't push to ban the .30-30.
At least he's absolutely right about that. There's no way he can alienate his supporters. Their hatred for Bush is so irrational that Effen could personally go to Abu Ghraib and put panties on the heads of detainees and nobody on the left would even blink.
"and the government will step in if you don't feel up to it."