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Kerry: bypassing Iowa due to laryngitis
The Blogspirator ^ | 9/23/04 | The Blogspirator

Posted on 09/23/2004 8:14:09 AM PDT by adam_az

CEDAR RAPIDS --- Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry won't be coming to Davenport and Cedar Rapids today. Instead, vice presidential candidate John Edwards will take his place.

Campaign officials say that Kerry's voice is strained, and he needs to conserve it for the debates against President Bush, the first of which is coming up a week from today in Coral Gables, Fla. The three debates are considered a pivotal juncture in the campaign.The Blogspirator recently had laryngitis. It lasted for three weeks.

At the point of one week, he couln't talk at all.

One week from now... the debates.

Ouch.

Maybe it has something do with internal Democrat polls?

The voice box is a mirror which reflects the ills of man. This includes stress. Stress can lead to misuse of the muscles around the vocal cords. This in turn produces hoarseness.


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1 posted on 09/23/2004 8:14:10 AM PDT by adam_az
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To: adam_az

He sounded okay at his press conference.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 8:15:34 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: adam_az

Not surprising. Kerry's been looking exhausted for some time now. I don't think has the stamina and vigor to be President.


3 posted on 09/23/2004 8:16:37 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: adam_az

he has an opportunity to show he has desire and self-sacrifice, but he wimps out ... good for us


4 posted on 09/23/2004 8:16:51 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Bender : This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against me.)
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To: Blogger
Kerry meets today with his new campaign manager to discuss how to handle the upcoming defeat....
5 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:22 AM PDT by BigDaddy63
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To: Blogger

I saw him last night on TV... he was "horse." Oops, "hoarse"


6 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:36 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State GOP office and volunteer!)
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To: Blogger
Yeah. He just gave a live speech on FOX calling the interim leader of Iraq a liar. He made a fool out of himself loud and clear.
7 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:38 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: Blogger

He simply cannot take the prospect of working more than 3 or 4 days a week. His voice, body, mind, botoxed-face, etc, start to give out. Did anyone tell him the job of Prez is 24/7, that even vacations are generally "working" ones? This guy hasn't shown up at his day job in about 18 months!


8 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:44 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: adam_az

This is not good!

Kerry's poll numbers always go up when he stops talking and stays out of sight!

Oh, the doom Oh, the gloom :-)


9 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:45 AM PDT by Chewbacco (Well, if ribbons and medals are identical, then by his own admission he did throw away his medals!!)
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To: adam_az

Kerry having voice problems as did Clintoon. Kerry could just show up and do his silly gestures. Better yet, Tuh-RAY-zuh could speak in his place. teehee!


10 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:48 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan Sr, Ivan Jr...painting curtains on the boarded windows)
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To: adam_az

Seems as though Kerry can't go the distance... Oh well, he probably REALLy didn't want to debate Bush anyway, and now he has an excuse if things keep going the way they are...


11 posted on 09/23/2004 8:17:50 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (How do you ask a hamster to be the last hamster to die for a mistake?)
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To: Mr. Mojo

His voice is definitely cracking. And he does look tired and not into it. Maybe it's time for a shot of Botox and B12. Anyway, where is Edwards, can't he pick up the slack?


12 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:30 AM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: adam_az

Kerry was just on Fox News calling the President of Iraq a liar.


13 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:32 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Mr. Mojo

He sure takes a lot of "rest time," doesn't he?

And he has all next week off.


14 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:37 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Blogger
"He sounded okay at his press conference."


Sounded like preordained questions? Got his concubines all over the place..


Another flip flop.... who knows where he will or won't be next.
15 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:39 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Blogger
He had laryngitis before he didn't have laryngitis today. Get it? C'mon people!
16 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:40 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

lucky Iowa........


17 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:43 AM PDT by sheana
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To: adam_az

Then he needs to shut his bloomin mouth today! He was just on Fox News lying as usual. Go home! John! You classless traitor! Go Home!


18 posted on 09/23/2004 8:18:44 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: adam_az

His voice was strong enough to spread his lies about Bush and Allawi on live tv just minutes ago. He bypassed Ohio because he's losing his ass there.


19 posted on 09/23/2004 8:19:17 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: NautiNurse

He could just show up and do that tongue thing that he does.


20 posted on 09/23/2004 8:19:20 AM PDT by somerville
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To: sheana

You know...thats what I was thinking!


21 posted on 09/23/2004 8:19:38 AM PDT by Eragon
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To: adam_az
Kerry: bypassing Iowa due to laryngitis

Thousands of Iowans cheer their great luck. "Answer to prayer" was the consenus.

22 posted on 09/23/2004 8:19:53 AM PDT by MP5
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To: Blogger
He sounded okay at his press conference.

That was the other John Kerry.

23 posted on 09/23/2004 8:19:59 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: dc-zoo

(Iowa and Ohio)


24 posted on 09/23/2004 8:20:02 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: adam_az

Can you say "Botox treatments" before the debates.


25 posted on 09/23/2004 8:20:03 AM PDT by truthandlife (http://www.neverforgetneveragain.com -- If you want Bush re-elected pass on this video link!!!!)
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To: adam_az

Kerry just got caught lying to Iowa. Neener neener neener. (Busted)


26 posted on 09/23/2004 8:20:17 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: adam_az
I think his focus groups just show that his best strategy is to say nothing.

Sort of the Prov. 17:28 strategy.

27 posted on 09/23/2004 8:20:22 AM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: adam_az
Depending on for how long Kerry has to stop talking, this should be good for about a 3 or four point "laryngitis bump" for Kerry.
28 posted on 09/23/2004 8:20:34 AM PDT by dano1
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To: truthandlife

He needs electro shock treatments!


29 posted on 09/23/2004 8:21:08 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: somerville
He could just show up and do that tongue thing that he does.

Your comment needs a Barf Alert.

30 posted on 09/23/2004 8:21:57 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan Sr, Ivan Jr...painting curtains on the boarded windows)
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To: Semper Paratus

Saw that!

Kerry = a legend in his own mind and an IDIOT in the minds of all others!!

What a total a-wad!!


31 posted on 09/23/2004 8:22:38 AM PDT by soozla ("I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure............"-John Kerry)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Not surprising. Kerry's been looking exhausted for some time now. I don't think has the stamina and vigor to be President.

Excellent point. He does not seem capable of operating as president with "energy and dispatch" that was described by Alexander Hamilton. He just seems old and uninspiring. But I do have to add that if Iowa was closer in the polls, Kerry would be there.

As it is, Kerry has now passed on Iowa and he avoided FL for several weeks. This does not bode well for his campaign.

32 posted on 09/23/2004 8:23:27 AM PDT by camboianchristmas (when two or more or gathered in His name...great things happen)
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To: somerville
He could just show up and do that tongue thing that he does.

Yeah, and he could just point to yonder, scold the American people for not being as omni potent as he, and then go skiing.

33 posted on 09/23/2004 8:24:41 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: adam_az

Man, this guy couldn't' even use his sick day to go to work in Washington DC where Allawi addressed the entire Congress.

Where does he stand now? 80% absence this year?

The President's job goes wherever he goes, but Kerry's job is in the Senate, which he can't perform from the campaign trail.

Massachusetts should have appointed a replacement or recalled him.


34 posted on 09/23/2004 8:25:00 AM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: adam_az

Poor guy, the rice from his rear have worked up to his throat. Put some ice on it.


35 posted on 09/23/2004 8:25:16 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rather calls Saddam "Mister President" and calls President Bush "bush")
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To: BonnieJ
botoxed-face ??

How dare you accuse me of using botox? I have shrapnel in my leg! I am a war hero! I am supposed to win!!!

36 posted on 09/23/2004 8:26:01 AM PDT by camboianchristmas (when two or more or gathered in His name...great things happen)
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To: adam_az
Maybe Kerry doesn't have laryngitis at all but he's experiencing a panic attack and his throat is seizing up ;-)
37 posted on 09/23/2004 8:26:04 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: adam_az
G-d is tired of listening to Kerry's lies.
38 posted on 09/23/2004 8:26:07 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: varon

He's put his foot in his mouth so many times, I bet it's not Laryngitis at all, but rather Trench Mouth...


39 posted on 09/23/2004 8:27:39 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (How do you ask a hamster to be the last hamster to die for a mistake?)
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To: Blogger

I bet he is trying to figure out how to give it to Treezzzaa.


40 posted on 09/23/2004 8:30:30 AM PDT by DOGEY
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To: camboianchristmas
"I am supposed to win"

When Kerry gets no votes he's gonna blow like the bad guy at the end of 48 Hours

"I can't believe I got shot!"

41 posted on 09/23/2004 8:30:51 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: adam_az
you can only say BLAH BLAH BLAH, just so many times till your throat says enough!!!
42 posted on 09/23/2004 8:32:15 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: NautiNurse

Maybe his marionette handler has a cold too.


43 posted on 09/23/2004 8:32:32 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: adam_az

He's taking time off to determine which side of the issues he'll take at the debates. I'm sure he is betting his whole campaign on the debates and wants to practice.


44 posted on 09/23/2004 8:32:43 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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HMm Let's see. Stressed, tired, losing his voice, looking like death warmed over a little more each day.

< Tinfoil>How long before he "collapses from exhaustion" and has to be replaced on the ticket. < /tinfoil>

45 posted on 09/23/2004 8:34:35 AM PDT by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: adam_az

So was Edwards originally scheduled to do nothing today??

I have yet to see what Edwards cancelled in order to subsrtitute for the ailing Kerry.

Bet it cut into his ambulance chasing or something.


46 posted on 09/23/2004 8:34:38 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Chad Fairbanks

Maybe he's trying to secure a new Rather to carry his dirty rotten lies. Until then, he's off the campaign trail.


47 posted on 09/23/2004 8:34:45 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: OldFriend

Personally I can't wait for the debates. That is gonna be Must-See TV!


48 posted on 09/23/2004 8:35:58 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (How do you ask a hamster to be the last hamster to die for a mistake?)
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To: adam_az

AHHH, the good people of my home town of Davenport catch a break. They will only have to look at the Breck girl today.


49 posted on 09/23/2004 8:36:34 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: Semper Paratus
Kerry was just on Fox News calling the President of Iraq a liar.

Have to give him credit for overcoming his laryngitis enough to do that. Jeez..

50 posted on 09/23/2004 8:39:09 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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