Skip to comments.Kerry: bypassing Iowa due to laryngitis
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.
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.
He sounded okay at his press conference.
Not surprising. Kerry's been looking exhausted for some time now. I don't think has the stamina and vigor to be President.
he has an opportunity to show he has desire and self-sacrifice, but he wimps out ... good for us
I saw him last night on TV... he was "horse." Oops, "hoarse"
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!
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 :-)
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!
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...
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?
Kerry was just on Fox News calling the President of Iraq a liar.
He sure takes a lot of "rest time," doesn't he?
And he has all next week off.
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!
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.
He could just show up and do that tongue thing that he does.
You know...thats what I was thinking!
Thousands of Iowans cheer their great luck. "Answer to prayer" was the consenus.
That was the other John Kerry.
(Iowa and Ohio)
Can you say "Botox treatments" before the debates.
Kerry just got caught lying to Iowa. Neener neener neener. (Busted)
Sort of the Prov. 17:28 strategy.
He needs electro shock treatments!
Your comment needs a Barf Alert.
Kerry = a legend in his own mind and an IDIOT in the minds of all others!!
What a total a-wad!!
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.
Yeah, and he could just point to yonder, scold the American people for not being as omni potent as he, and then go skiing.
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.
Poor guy, the rice from his rear have worked up to his throat. Put some ice on it.
How dare you accuse me of using botox? I have shrapnel in my leg! I am a war hero! I am supposed to win!!!
He's put his foot in his mouth so many times, I bet it's not Laryngitis at all, but rather Trench Mouth...
I bet he is trying to figure out how to give it to Treezzzaa.
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!"
Maybe his marionette handler has a cold too.
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.
< Tinfoil>How long before he "collapses from exhaustion" and has to be replaced on the ticket. < /tinfoil>
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.
Maybe he's trying to secure a new Rather to carry his dirty rotten lies. Until then, he's off the campaign trail.
Personally I can't wait for the debates. That is gonna be Must-See TV!
AHHH, the good people of my home town of Davenport catch a break. They will only have to look at the Breck girl today.
Have to give him credit for overcoming his laryngitis enough to do that. Jeez..
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