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Kerry camp sees hope in past finishes
Boston Globe ^ | 9/07/04 | Glen Johnson

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?


(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry

1 posted on 09/07/2004 12:20:20 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

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


2 posted on 09/07/2004 12:23:07 AM PDT by skaterboy
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To: kattracks

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.


3 posted on 09/07/2004 12:23:31 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry deserves to be the last casualty of the Vietnam War.)
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To: onyx

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.


4 posted on 09/07/2004 12:26:33 AM PDT by gop_gene
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To: kattracks

John Kerry's Flag
5 posted on 09/07/2004 12:27:05 AM PDT by FesterUSMC
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To: onyx
Good luck with the comeback, Johnny. You don't have the "Vietnam Cudgel of Self-Righteous Holiness" to beat your opponent with this time.

The SwiftVets knocked it right out of your hands. This time you must actually run on the issues.
6 posted on 09/07/2004 12:28:12 AM PDT by Belisaurius ("Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Ted" - Joseph Kennedy 1958)
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To: gop_gene

how dare you question john kerry's delusional hope that running for president is just like running in liberal land?


7 posted on 09/07/2004 12:28:14 AM PDT by flashbunny (Hey - click on my name to see an anti-kerry bumper sticker! Do it! Now!!!)
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To: kattracks

Senator, as Dan Patrick used to say...welcome to the big show.


8 posted on 09/07/2004 12:28:34 AM PDT by RichInOC (Dubya '04: And He Could!...Go!...All!...The!...Way!)
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To: Belisaurius

Exactly right.
Gold bless the Swifties.


9 posted on 09/07/2004 12:30:01 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry deserves to be the last casualty of the Vietnam War.)
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To: kattracks
"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".

Near-mythic? Give me a break!!! Against who? Appropriate from the Boston Globe though....... What a joke!

Sixx
10 posted on 09/07/2004 12:30:37 AM PDT by sixxiron
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To: kattracks
"...near-mythic reputation as a strong closer..."

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.

11 posted on 09/07/2004 12:31:50 AM PDT by Bonaparte (and guess who sighs his lullabies, to nights that never end...)
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To: onyx

12 posted on 09/07/2004 12:34:17 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: kattracks

Click your ruby red slippers together Johnny boy, then open your eyes so you can see you aren't in Massachusetts anymore.


13 posted on 09/07/2004 12:36:48 AM PDT by Casloy (qs)
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To: kattracks
"You want three words of motivation?" he said late last month in Anoka, Minn., giving a preview of his fall strategy. "The Supreme Court. That alone is the motivation," ...

Darn straight.

14 posted on 09/07/2004 12:41:45 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: FesterUSMC

John Kerry's flag...

Remove the white stripes, sold red where the stripes are... 50 red stars on a field of yellow.


15 posted on 09/07/2004 12:48:29 AM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: Lexinom

Kerry is the Buckwheat of politics: "I've won all my elections-in Massechussetts!"


16 posted on 09/07/2004 12:50:29 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel ("Who would Bin Laden vote for?")
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To: PhilDragoo

LOL-LOL-LOL


17 posted on 09/07/2004 12:53:59 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry deserves to be the last casualty of the Vietnam War.)
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To: coconutt2000
Remove the white stripes, sold red where the stripes are... 50 red stars on a field of yellow.

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... :)

18 posted on 09/07/2004 12:57:06 AM PDT by FesterUSMC
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To: kattracks

WTF????? When has Kerry ever needed to come back. A liberal from Mass is a shoe-in.


19 posted on 09/07/2004 1:01:09 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right

"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!)

Qwinn


20 posted on 09/07/2004 1:24:49 AM PDT by Qwinn
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To: kattracks
Kerry's near-mythic reputation as a strong closer

Folks, this is why Newsweak oversampled Republicans to boost up Bush's post convention bounce. In the weeks to come, they will gradually take away the oversampling to artificially create a comeback, fueling stupid headlines like "He doing it again, kicking in strong to the finish, Bush is slipping, blah, blah"

21 posted on 09/07/2004 2:00:37 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Belisaurius

The POWs will be the next punch to deflate hanoi john's empty ballon.


22 posted on 09/07/2004 3:14:09 AM 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: kattracks
Just imagine how extremely liberal a person would have to be to actually like Kerry.

Whoever wrote this article is such a person.

Scary!

23 posted on 09/07/2004 3:15:22 AM PDT by capt. norm (Rap is to music what the Etch-A-Sketch is to art.)
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To: kattracks
Is John Kerry a war criminal? Consider the following.

After the Tet offensive North Vietnam was beaten, but with the Socialist press in America and the VVAW the North Vietnamese Communists decided to hold on.

This meant that instead of a US victory in South Vietnam and freedom for the South Vietnamese we had 10,000 - 15,000 more US deaths. America’s POW's were being tortured while listening to tapes of John "Traitor" Kerry calling them baby killers.

The VVAW, an antiwar group, which Kerry was one of the national leaders of, was receiving directions from the North Vietnamese Communist Government. VVAW in contact with in contact with NV Communist Government

The directions were on how the VVAW should protest the Vietnam War.

The interaction became so depraved, that the North Vietnamese Communist contacted the VVAW via a phone call and advised the VVAW that they were getting ready to start an attack on US troops and that the VVAW was to be prepared to increase the protests against the increase in bombing that the NV Communists were sure would happen. This put our men in further danger because of John Kerry and VVAW actions. VVAW gets directions from the VS Communists

John Kerry had no concern for the lives of his fellow soldiers in Vietnam or the POW's, John Kerry only cared about himself and his ambition to become POTUS, whatever the cost.

How many deaths of United States servicemen does John Kerry have on his hands?

How many families has John Kerry's behavior as a VVAW leader and a traitor to his country caused untold pain and suffering to?

How many unnecessary tears have been cried because John Kerry betrayed our trust to help a Communist government?

Why didn't John Kerry speak out just one time against the war crimes of his "Comrades in Arms the North Vietnamese Communists"?
24 posted on 09/07/2004 3:17:34 AM PDT by stockpirate (Dick Morris; Before he spoke, supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor)
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To: kattracks

Closing strong as an uberliberal in uberliberal massachusettes is one thing... Closing strong as an uberliberal nationwide is impossible in today's America.

Sorry Kerry supporters, its not going to happen.


25 posted on 09/07/2004 3:22:48 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: AmericaUnited
Folks, this is why Newsweak oversampled Republicans to boost up Bush's post convention bounce. In the weeks to come, they will gradually take away the oversampling to artificially create a comeback, fueling stupid headlines like "He doing it again, kicking in strong to the finish, Bush is slipping, blah, blah"

Do you think Gallup is also inflating Bush's numbers?

26 posted on 09/07/2004 3:36:41 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: Qwinn
Fat Boy did have an early fight with Mitt Romney in 94 but closed it up with an attack on Romney's Mormon background.

He got a pass in 2000 from the Massachusetts RINOs so he could try to help Gore.

Kerry had a battle with William "Pink Floyd" Weld which was a test who was most liberal (in Massachusetts!!!!)......Kerry won.

As a local columnist has said: he's been in a lip-lock with the Rumpswabs at the Boston Globe forever so he really doesn't know how to take a punch.

IMHO he'd rather sit at a congressional hearing and stab people in the back than mix it up on the stump.

27 posted on 09/07/2004 3:49:05 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
You can bet the DemocRAT 'smear the Swiftees' campaign will be kicked up to a whole new level now since Kerry hired Begala and "Cpl Q-ball" Carville.

Support for the Swiftees is crucial right now, so they can get these ads on the air on REGULAR TV in battleground states.

FReepers are key in getting the word out about the righteousness of the SBVFT by exposing Kerry's FRAUD.

These Swiftee window stickers get the word out to the driving public, display public support for the SBVFT, as well as displaying the website address!

Swiftee window sticker thread - get yours! Freep mail for details.

28 posted on 09/07/2004 3:50:12 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: Chieftain

The RATS are in desparate mode...God only knows what they will resort to..


29 posted on 09/07/2004 3:54:04 AM PDT by mystery-ak (This President, This Time......Ron Silveraa)
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To: stockpirate

How the Hell this ingrate ever even got to be a Presidential Candidate is beyond me and says HEAPS about American's lack of appreciation for their politicial process.


30 posted on 09/07/2004 3:55:31 AM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: kattracks
"Dream on . . . dream on . . ."

Aerosmith
31 posted on 09/07/2004 4:07:27 AM PDT by Beckwith (Bush 54 . . . Kerry 43 . . . heheheheheheheheh . . .)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

32 posted on 09/07/2004 5:26:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.)
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To: kattracks

"golden hour" = fools gold


33 posted on 09/07/2004 7:30:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: kattracks

His strong closings in the past were always based on his Vietnam "hero" status.
That's gone. Now what ?


34 posted on 09/07/2004 9:52:19 AM PDT by stylin19a (when the situation calls for panic, never let it be said I did nothing)
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