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'Believe' tour off to a bumpy start; Kerry's 21-state trip gets a mixed reception
Houston Chronicle | 7/31/04

Posted on 07/31/2004 4:14:27 PM PDT by ambrose

July 31, 2004, 9:43AM

'Believe' tour off to a bumpy start Kerry's 21-state trip gets a mixed reception during its first day out

By JULIE MASON Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

SCRANTON, PA. - The Democratic presidential ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards worked Friday to spread the energy, beginning a national bus tour hours after the Boston convention.

Kerry, whose convention speech emphasized national security and foreign policy, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts.

That would ensure the "fastest, surest route" to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is president, Kerry said.

"I want him tried for murder in New York City, and in Virginia and in Pennsylvania," where planes hijacked by al-Qaida operatives crashed Sept. 11, 2001, he said.

His "Believe in America" road tour got off to a bumpy start Friday.

A sparse crowd showed up at a morning rally in Boston to begin the 21-state tour. On board were the Kerry family, the Edwards family and an entourage.

Kerry admitted he was dragging. "I am longing to have my head hit a pillow," he said.

Highways were blocked from Boston to Scranton as the campaign's 10 buses and support vehicles lumbered westward.

In Newburg, N.Y., they made an unscheduled stop to celebrate John and Elizabeth Edwards' 27th anniversary.

The couple observed their anniversary tradition of a meal at Wendy's, a nod to their early married days when it was all they could afford.

Kerry joined them inside and spied a table of Marines. But when he struck up a conversation, the Marines answered tersely and expressed irritation.

"He imposed on us and I disagree with him coming over here to shake our hands," said one, who did not give his name.

Later, at a stop in Harrisburg, Pa., Edwards turned his sights on Bush, who had criticized Kerry. "Today, the president went out and spoke for the first time since John spoke (at the convention), and here we go again," Edwards said. "The same old thing, relentless negative attacks on John Kerry.

"They are trying to take this campaign for the highest office in the land down the lowest possible road."

julie.mason@chron.com


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: believeinamerica; kerry
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1 posted on 07/31/2004 4:14:30 PM PDT by ambrose
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2 posted on 07/31/2004 4:16:13 PM PDT by ambrose (Kerry is endorsed by the Communist Party USA)
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To: ambrose

What's this, a joke? Saddam being executed faster in the USA? Hell, he'd have 20 years of appeals before anything was done.


3 posted on 07/31/2004 4:17:22 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Speed reading again. That would be bin Laden.


4 posted on 07/31/2004 4:18:15 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: ambrose


5 posted on 07/31/2004 4:18:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A republic, if we can revive it")
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To: ambrose
His "Believe in America" road tour got off to a bumpy start Friday.

Believe in America? I thought it was "America can do Better"

Like, Son, you got an A on this math test. I know you can do better. Did he already get rid of the scolding-sounding slogan?

6 posted on 07/31/2004 4:21:02 PM PDT by jwalburg (Hatriots for Kerry)
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To: ambrose
Kerry admitted he was dragging. "I am longing to have my head hit a pillow," he said.

Well, it looks like he was hit in the head with a cinder-block.

7 posted on 07/31/2004 4:21:55 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: ambrose; KB4W
Kerry admitted he was dragging. "I am longing to have my head hit a pillow," he said.

Perfect!
Get ready for a major SNAFU from Kerry. He just does not have the stamina to keep up a tough campaign schedule like President Bush does. He is such a whiney wiener. Hold on to your seats, we are in for some FUN times :)

8 posted on 07/31/2004 4:23:27 PM PDT by arbee4bush ( I expressed myself forcefully and felt better after I did it-VP Cheney)
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To: ambrose

"Kerry joined them inside and spied a table of Marines. But when he struck up a conversation, the Marines answered tersely and expressed irritation."
They also said they were 100% against him and 100% for Bush!


9 posted on 07/31/2004 4:24:33 PM PDT by Betaille ("Show them no mercy, for none shall be shown to you")
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To: OldPossum

Exacto! Kerry would put bin Laden ON TRIAL????? Meaning he wouldn't be willing to kill him immediately? He would give his followers YEARS to kidnap people and commit terrorist attacks to set Osama free?


10 posted on 07/31/2004 4:27:38 PM PDT by boop
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To: arbee4bush
Get ready for a major SNAFU from Kerry. He just does not have the stamina to keep up a tough campaign schedule like President Bush does.

Didn't he have his whole prostrate cut out last year? Do we even know what is in Kerry's medical records? Somehow, I don't think this is a healthy person. His sagging face (between botox injections) are a giveaway.

11 posted on 07/31/2004 4:30:06 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: BenLurkin

Hey, the dogs did not chose to look like that.


12 posted on 07/31/2004 4:31:32 PM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: OldPossum

As VP, Edwards would probably take a temporary leave of absence as VP to defend Saddam or Osama.


13 posted on 07/31/2004 4:31:39 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: Cobra64

He;s not up to the Job if he thinks this is tiring!! What happens when the Shiite his the fan?


14 posted on 07/31/2004 4:33:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jwalburg

Kerry and Convention speakers tried six or seven different slogans. A couple were even stolen from previous GWB/Cheney speeches.

Kerry and Convention didn't get a positive hit out of any of them. Their jingoism just didn't jingle.

Kerry still doesn't have a slogan. Kerry has plans, though. A plan for this. A plan for that.

No details--they'll come after the election. No specifics--Kerry's been too busy.

Hey, snowboarding, bowling, windsurfing, botoxing, dental work, biking, more biking, more photo-ops, too busy for intel briefing, these take up a lot of Kerry's time.


15 posted on 07/31/2004 4:36:40 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: Betaille
>>>"Kerry joined them inside and spied a table of Marines. But when he struck up a conversation, the Marines answered tersely and expressed irritation."

>>>They also said they were 100% against him and 100% for Bush!

Anyone have pictures? Video? This should have it's own thread - Breaking even... It's hugh. Seriesly. < /sarcasm>
16 posted on 07/31/2004 4:38:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Michael Moore has made "documentary" a 1-word oxymoron.)
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To: ambrose
Kerry, whose convention speech emphasized national security and foreign policy, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts.

That would ensure the "fastest, surest route" to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is president, Kerry said.

I suppose that OBL will sit in a US prison for 2-4 years before trial, 2-4 years at trial, and another 10-15 years on appeal? All the while we are providing a kidney transplant for him?

hanoi john is ANTI-DEATH PENALTY and plans a moratorium on the Federal death penalty. Which means WE the taxSERFS will have to foot the bill for him for the rest of his life.

AND the state level death penalties will also get the kabosh put on them by his black robe tyrants...stroke of the pen, law of the land!

Which is why there was NO talk of capital punishment in his plank, and gun control wasn't mentioned either.

hanoi john defended dukakis' furlough program from the GOP attack after willie horton was released onto the public. hanoi john was in the senate then.

17 posted on 07/31/2004 4:40:24 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: ambrose
Kerry the Shi@thead doesn't know that the Iraqi's have first dibs.

""I want him tried for murder in New York City, and in Virginia and in Pennsylvania," where planes hijacked by al-Qaida operatives crashed Sept. 11, 2001, he said."

18 posted on 07/31/2004 4:40:42 PM PDT by Helms (Kill the Geico Gecco Now ! Then the E-Loan Girl ! Then the Ditech Guy!)
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To: BenLurkin

Before heading west on their whirlwind "Believe" tour, John/John decided to go to the same hairstylist to have their hair done, hoping it would "WOW" the crowds, but most people who saw it thought they had gone to the dogs.

19 posted on 07/31/2004 4:42:05 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: ambrose

All bump, but no bounce. Looks like Kerry's speech turns away voters according to Rasmussen.


20 posted on 07/31/2004 4:43:12 PM PDT by dangus
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To: TomGuy

So he has plans for a slogan. Maybe that will also come after the election.


21 posted on 07/31/2004 4:44:39 PM PDT by jwalburg (Hatriots for Kerry)
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To: jwalburg

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22 posted on 07/31/2004 4:45:38 PM PDT by Helms (EITHER YOU CREATE A JOB OR SOMEONE ELSE DOES FOR YOU SO EASE UP)
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To: ambrose
As that wonderful Peter Boyle would say: Holly Crap!


23 posted on 07/31/2004 4:47:38 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: dangus
Someone posted in another thread that CNN was showing video of the Kerry-Marines encounter.

I went to the CNN website to see if it was posted there. It wasn't, but another Kerry and Edwards speech video from this tour is.

I played it. It was the same old Kerry--dull, laborious, droning on and on, rambling, incoherent, empty rhetoric.

Less of Kerry = more in poll numbers. But Kerry can't hide any more. And the complicit media can't keep him hidden.

Conundrum.
24 posted on 07/31/2004 4:47:38 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: ambrose
Do You "Believe" In Life After Love? Or after the DNC?


25 posted on 07/31/2004 5:31:44 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: GailA
I suppose that OBL will sit in a US prison for 2-4 years before trial, 2-4 years at trial, and another 10-15 years on appeal? All the while we are providing a kidney transplant for him?

Actually if this were to happen I think he would go the way of Jeffrey Dahmer.

26 posted on 07/31/2004 5:31:54 PM PDT by TXBubba (aka TXBubbette)
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To: ambrose

I want to see pollster on the streets of New York stopping everyone to ask them if they agree with Senator Kerry that Osama Bin Laden should be brought to New York City for trial.


27 posted on 07/31/2004 5:31:56 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF IT'S KERRY.....HELL IS ON THE WAY)
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To: ambrose

Already posted here


28 posted on 07/31/2004 5:39:41 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: PJ-Comix

Yes, I've been wondering about those medical records and why NO ONE is calling for their release. Wasn't there something about Teresa influencing him to heal it holistically? What if that treatment didn't work? Don't we have the right to know?


29 posted on 07/31/2004 5:41:04 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: arbee4bush
Perfect! Get ready for a major SNAFU from Kerry. He just does not have the stamina to keep up a tough campaign schedule like President Bush does.

Sounds like he doesn't have the stamina to be President either!

30 posted on 07/31/2004 5:47:51 PM PDT by Netizen (Abortion is not a choice -- it's murder. The only 'choice' is which method of birth control to use.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

>>>"Kerry joined them inside and spied a table of Marines. But when he struck up a conversation, the Marines answered tersely and expressed irritation."

>>>They also said they were 100% against him and 100% for Bush!

Anyone have pictures? Video? This should have it's own thread - Breaking even...




http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1182167/posts

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040730/ids_photos_ts/r3493219289.jpg


31 posted on 07/31/2004 5:53:56 PM PDT by Netizen (Abortion is not a choice -- it's murder. The only 'choice' is which method of birth control to use.)
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To: ambrose
"Kerry, whose convention speech emphasized national security and foreign policy, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts. That would ensure the "fastest, surest route" to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is president, Kerry said."

Oh yeah, let's mollycoddle the world's most notorious terrorist in America's nanny courts. That's justice. I don't think so! Stupid SOB.

"Edwards said. "The same old thing, relentless negative attacks on John Kerry."

You hypocrite. You people who for the past 3 1/2 years can't open your stinkin', lying mouths without bashing the president; you people are unbelievable. You are liars and hypocrites and just plain repulsive. If Americans can be duped into putting the likes of you and Kerry into office, then I guess we deserve what we get.

32 posted on 07/31/2004 5:58:49 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: GailA

That raises one simple question: Senator Kerry, if OBL were tried in the US, would you support asking the jury for the death penalty?


33 posted on 07/31/2004 5:59:56 PM PDT by maro
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To: ambrose

"The couple observed their anniversary tradition of a meal at Wendy's, a nod to their early married days when it was all they could afford." Wait.......he married her after she was already rich? What is up with that?


34 posted on 07/31/2004 6:05:37 PM PDT by ColoradoAce
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"He would give his followers YEARS to kidnap people and commit terrorist attacks to set Osama free?"

Terrorists have rights, too. < /sarcasm >

35 posted on 07/31/2004 6:05:37 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: Keith in Iowa

36 posted on 07/31/2004 6:06:08 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: ambrose
The couple observed their anniversary tradition of a meal at Wendy's, a nod to their early married days when it was all they could afford.

Kerry joined them inside and spied a table of Marines. But when he struck up a conversation, the Marines answered tersely and expressed irritation.

"He imposed on us and I disagree with him coming over here to shake our hands," said one, who did not give his name.

WHY ARE THERE NO PICTURES OF THIS?? HAS THE KERRY COMMUNIST CAMPAIGN put an embargo on those pictures?? Or is the press just playing along so as to not embarass their candidate??

37 posted on 07/31/2004 6:09:40 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: truthandlife

I spoke too soon. Thank you. At least someone has the b***s to post 'em. :) RD


38 posted on 07/31/2004 6:10:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: truthandlife; Netizen
Did y'all not see my " < /sarcasm>" above? I was trying to make light of the number of times the picture and story has been posted - to the point of ad nauseum...
39 posted on 07/31/2004 6:10:26 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Michael Moore has made "documentary" a 1-word oxymoron.)
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To: BenLurkin
Or...


40 posted on 07/31/2004 6:11:15 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: jwalburg

Are we all sure this isn't the menage a trois with ERICA tour?


41 posted on 07/31/2004 6:16:16 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: truthandlife

"Don't even think about questioning my patriotism."
42 posted on 07/31/2004 6:16:55 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: ambrose

"In Newburgh, N.Y., they made an unscheduled stop to celebrate John and Elizabeth Edwards' 27th anniversary."

Unscheduled stop? Bull, this was planned ahead of time!


43 posted on 07/31/2004 6:21:00 PM PDT by Arpege92 (Moore is so fat that when he hauls a$$ it takes two trips - tractorman!)
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To: ambrose
Why is telling the truth about a liberal always considered an attack on them?
44 posted on 07/31/2004 6:25:19 PM PDT by fella
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To: TomGuy

"No details--they'll come after the election. No specifics-Kerry's been too busy."

KINDA LIKE WHEN HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO REVIEW THE TERROR THREAT ASSESSMENT JUST A COUPLE WEEKS AGO.

LooooooseR!!!!!


45 posted on 07/31/2004 7:27:09 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Florida 2000: There Would Have Been No 5-4 Without A 7-2)
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To: ColoradoAce

It was the Edwards' Anniversary.


46 posted on 07/31/2004 7:38:03 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: PJ-Comix

"Didn't he have his whole prostrate cut out last year?"

PROSTATE


47 posted on 07/31/2004 7:40:21 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Helms

Were talking bin Laden here, not
Saddam Hussein.


48 posted on 07/31/2004 7:40:53 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: ambrose
Kerry, whose convention speech emphasized national security and foreign policy, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts.<>br> That would ensure the "fastest, surest route" to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is president, Kerry said.
"I want him tried for murder in New York City, and in Virginia and in Pennsylvania," where planes hijacked by al-Qaida operatives crashed Sept. 11, 2001, he said.

sKerry went on to say that VP Edwards would be appointed trial lawyer in the resulting class action suit against OBL.

49 posted on 07/31/2004 7:42:42 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: jwalburg

"Believe in America? I thought it was "America can do Better"

No...now...wait...a...minute, their slogan is 'A Stronger America', right?
*scratches head*


50 posted on 07/31/2004 7:47:09 PM PDT by snarkytart
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