Skip to comments.Kerry camp sees hope in past finishes
Posted on 09/07/2004 12:20:20 AM PDT by kattracks
For John F. Kerry, the moment not only in his presidential campaign, but also in his political life, has arrived. What the Democratic presidential nominee calls the "golden hour" began yesterday, the period from Labor Day until Election Day, when Americans are no longer distracted by vacations or back-to-school projects. Instead, the campaign has entered an eight-week span when voters will pay their closest attention to the presidential race, an event no longer over the horizon, but just around the corner on Nov. 2.
This is the time when Kerry's near-mythic reputation as a strong closer based on his Senate campaigns dating to 1984 will be tested on a national stage. With an infusion of new advisers over Labor Day weekend and a message focused on employment, health care, and education issues, the hope is that Kerry can spark one more stretch run to victory in the race he has been building toward throughout his public life. The fundamental question is, can a challenger portrayed as indecisive by his Republican opponents convince the American people that he has the vision, the convictions, and the mettle to replace an incumbent president during a time of war?
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He beat Howie Dean
He was the most liberal senator in the most liberal state in the union and he beat a moderate republican and even then he had to cheat
Bush is shaking in his cowboy boots
Kerry's come from behinds have all been in Massachusettes.
The USA ain't Massachusettes.
Edwards was a stupid selection.
Kerry/Edwards will not win one state in the South.
Again, and again and again--how many times does it have to be said that you're not running in liberal Massachusetts anymore, Toto? This is a whole new ball game.
how dare you question john kerry's delusional hope that running for president is just like running in liberal land?
Senator, as Dan Patrick used to say...welcome to the big show.
Gold bless the Swifties.
Against who? Republican unknowns who couldn't get elected dog-catcher in all-democrat Massachusetts? He's never run in an even contest in his life.
Click your ruby red slippers together Johnny boy, then open your eyes so you can see you aren't in Massachusetts anymore.
John Kerry's flag...
Remove the white stripes, sold red where the stripes are... 50 red stars on a field of yellow.
Kerry is the Buckwheat of politics: "I've won all my elections-in Massechussetts!"
It made me sick enough defiling the flag as much as I did, I felt it was necessary though to make a point to people so they understand this man is UNFIT FOR COMMAND! thats a book or something i think... :)
WTF????? When has Kerry ever needed to come back. A liberal from Mass is a shoe-in.
"WTF????? When has Kerry ever needed to come back. A liberal from Mass is a shoe-in."
That's just it. EVEN IN TAXACHUSSETS, where he should never have had any problems to begin with, he DID have problems, he WAS behind, and he "came back" at the end to get elected.
That's what makes this supposedly "mythic" reputation so laughable in the first place. That as a Democrat he had to struggle so hard to win somewhere where not even Ted Kennedy has had to fight a real fight in ages says something, but it's -not- that he's a reliable winner of a candidate!
(Well, okay, I'm not sure that TK hasn't had any real fights for his seat or not, but I've never heard that he's had to, and he certainly hasn't had to earn a "comeback kid" reputation for it!)