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"We must prepare now"--Kerry Campaign email begs for soreloser recount donations
Campaign email | 21 sep 04 | Mary Beth Cahill

Posted on 09/23/2004 1:05:52 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback

Kerry-Edwards 2004

Contribute to our GELAC fund

Dear Silverback,

We've got to spend every dollar as carefully and wisely as we can between now and November. And as we learned in Florida in 2000, we have to expect the unexpected on and after Election Day. That's why I'm writing to ask for your immediate help on a very special project.

Election Day is several weeks away, but our campaign is already considering our options should John Kerry or George Bush pursue a recount like the famous Florida ballot dispute in 2000. That year, the Bush campaign raised more than $14 million in the Florida crisis, compared to Al Gore's campaign, which raised $3.2 million. We can never again be outspent 4-to-1 in such a critical situation.

Help us get a head start funding our recount efforts:

https://contribute.johnkerry.com

Our campaign is asking the Federal Election Commission whether we could use our GELAC fund to pay the expenses associated with a recount effort. We are optimistic that the FEC will rule by the end of the month. But we can't wait. We need to begin raising funds now.

Your GELAC contribution will also help in other vital and even more immediate ways. It can free up more of the limited public funds we have available to buy media, support candidate travel, and pay for direct contact with voters. Here's how it works. The law allows candidates like John Kerry, who accept public financing, to raise private contributions to cover legal, accounting, and related administrative costs. Without sufficient GELAC funds, we would have to divert portions of our public financing allotment to cover those costs.

That's a step we simply can't afford to take.

Contribute to our critical GELAC fund here:

https://contribute.johnkerry.com

I urge you to help us raise the maximum for GELAC. That way, we can spend our entire general election budget on the things that matter the most. That's our goal. Please act today to help us meet it.

Thank you,

Mary Beth Cahill
Campaign Manager

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Hmmmm...I think they know they're in trouble. Get ready for Soreloserman II, even if Dubya wins by 7 points.
1 posted on 09/23/2004 1:05:54 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback
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To: Mr. Silverback

Oh, and I also got a fundraising email from Hillary this morning...though I suspect it may have been ghostwritten by one of her pantsuits.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 1:07:16 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Mr. Silverback

If it ain't close, they can't cheat.


3 posted on 09/23/2004 1:07:57 PM PDT by sinkspur ("John Kerry's gonna win on his juices. "--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur

Took the Hugh Hewitt quote right out of my mouth...


4 posted on 09/23/2004 1:08:59 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: Mr. Silverback

Translation:
"Our campaign volunteers may work for free,
but the lawyers expect to get paid."

If it isn't close, they can
still complain, but they
can't cheat, recount or
litigate successfully.


5 posted on 09/23/2004 1:09:35 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: Mr. Silverback
"Get ready for Soreloserman II, even if Dubya wins by 7 points." Liberals have flipped out completely.
6 posted on 09/23/2004 1:10:27 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: sinkspur

Praise the words of Hugh the Wise.


7 posted on 09/23/2004 1:10:28 PM PDT by John Jorsett (Kerry-Edwards: FORGING AHEAD)
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To: Mr. Silverback

How did you do that? Did you just paste the source coding into your post?


8 posted on 09/23/2004 1:10:34 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Mr. Silverback
Mr. Silverback eh. Hadn't seen you around before.

That was the handle I used on the radio on one of the greatest flights I ever took. From Phoenix to the airshow at Oskosh in formation with two other planes. Took 3 days. Weathered storms in the desert. Buzzing across west Texas. Most fun I ever had in my life with my pants on.

9 posted on 09/23/2004 1:12:02 PM PDT by narby (Kerry - The great whiner)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Won't happen. Americans will not stand for liberal foolishness this time around.

Besides, it looks like kerry would have to demand a recount in every battle ground state. Even the ones that kerry loses by more than 5 points.

Now we are finding out the Terry McAlluiffe is quoted by the AP for using the same language as is in the memogate memos the night before CBS "broke" the story. Wait until this fact is widely known to John and Jane 6pack.

Kerry is toast, and Dan Rather and Terry McAlluiffe are helping bring about his defeat through their hate of the President. Pass the popcorn


10 posted on 09/23/2004 1:12:58 PM PDT by Truth Table
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To: Mr. Silverback

Hmm..
They're already anticipating sending their lawyers to Florida before the polls even close due to supposed 'voting irregularities'..
Interesting.
Do they even know that they're telegraphing their intent to commit vote fraud?


11 posted on 09/23/2004 1:14:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (Liberalism is political domestic abuse.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Forward this to Rush Limbaugh.
12 posted on 09/23/2004 1:14:20 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Mr. Silverback
We've got to spend every dollar as carefully and wisely as we can between now and November. And as we learned in Florida in 2000, we have to expect the unexpected on and after Election Day. That's why I'm writing to ask for your immediate help on a very special project.

The "special project" already has a name: Sore-Loserman II. And thanks to the U.N. "election observers" that our idiotic State Department invited into our nation, the Leftists will now have third-party Leftists to legitimize their crackpot claims.

13 posted on 09/23/2004 1:15:12 PM PDT by Prime Choice (Criminy...I think I just walked in on the Log Cabin Republicans here. Get off the bus!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Think about it... right now the BEST CASE SCENERIO for Kerry is a furious late comeback sparked by three outstanding debates, closing W's gap in the polls bringing it back to dead heat on Nov 2nd.

They're either going to get their asses kicked, or they're going to have a bunch of razor thin margins in swing states. I think it's shrewd to raise money now. Good for them. Unfortunately for them it demonstrates what a perilous position they're in right now.

14 posted on 09/23/2004 1:16:25 PM PDT by ironmike4242
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To: sinkspur
If it ain't close, they can't cheat.

They don't have to be close in order to cheat ... they only have to be Democrats. Even if it's 43% Kerry 55% Bush, 2% Nader, they'll still try to cheat ... even though Bush will have beaten Kerry by a 12 point spread. They can't help but cheat ... as I said above, they're Democrats. It's what they do.
15 posted on 09/23/2004 1:16:26 PM PDT by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: Mr. Silverback

They will. It's about politically de-legitimizing the election. The Dems claim Bush wasn't elected in 2000. They'll be singing the same ol' delusional song and suck their kool-aid drinking fools dry again with side show hucksterism. We must not become complacent. Vote and hustle others to vote. There was a lady FReeper who told me she and her husband changed vacation plans just to vote for Bush. God Bless 'em both. We all need that commitment.


16 posted on 09/23/2004 1:16:27 PM PDT by JeeperFreeper
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To: John Jorsett
Praise the words of Hugh the Wise.


17 posted on 09/23/2004 1:18:33 PM PDT by rightwingreligiousfanatic (Member: Vast Right Wing Pajamasphere ("powerful and well financed"))
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To: narby

Hi Narby,

Having gone the opposite way (OSH - TX - and up to the Bay Area), that's quite a trip. What were you flying? We were a Tiger and (only a small part of the way - that's another story) a Wilga. Guess which one I liked better!


18 posted on 09/23/2004 1:18:42 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: narby; Mr. Silverback
Mr. Silverback eh. Hadn't seen you around before.

You haven't come across Uber-FReeper Mr. Silverback and his now famous weekly (hint, hint) "Useful Idiot Caption-O-Rama"?

19 posted on 09/23/2004 1:20:26 PM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: Mr. Silverback

I, or should I say "Joe" got the same thing.


20 posted on 09/23/2004 1:25:03 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: bootless
We had three Luscombes. Some folks saved us a parking space only 50 yards from show center. Sat in a folding lounge chair and dozed for days in between watching the airplanes land.

One of the airplanes split a wood prop in New Mexico. Got a new one double quick, but didn't have the right tools to remove the old hub. Had to use stolen hose clamps and pebbles to get it off.

Nearly blown away in a tent on the ramp in NM at 2am.

Formation takoffs in Kansas. Followed by engine shutdown at 7k feet from some fuel issue (never did figure out why).

Almost got ran over by T-6, 50 miles from OSH (100 feet).

Nearly broke foot slipping in the wet grass getting ready to leave. Still hurts sometimes and that was 3-4 years ago.

Reading all this, it sounds like a tragedy. But it was all a hoot cause we were having fun, didn't have a schedule. And had three airplanes, credit cards, and two weeks vacation. Whooooeeeee.

21 posted on 09/23/2004 1:41:35 PM PDT by narby (Kerry - The great whiner)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Obviously the Kerry Campaign is gearing up to attempt to throw the nation into turmoil immediately following the elections. I still remember the feeling of helplessness I had in 2000, when the crooked county election commissioners in Florida were lying, cheating and stealing in order to overthrow Bush's lead...do you remember the democrat county election commissioner who actually had one of those voting machines IN HER TRUNK? Kerry cannot win fairly, and I believe him and his ilk to be capable of anything. I truly believe that the 1996 presidential election was the last presidential election that the United States will have that is uncontested. A precedent has been set (thank you, Algore) for contested elections and after all we are talking about the most powerful position on the planet hanging in the balance. We could be in for a wild ride over the next 3-4 months...strap in!


22 posted on 09/23/2004 1:45:01 PM PDT by Live_from_PR_of_Boulder_County (PR means "People's Republic")
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To: Mr. Silverback

Ted Kennedy was probing James Comey yesterday during the judiciary hearing about the justice departments role in elections. A rather odd line of questioning considering that this hearing was about the Patriot Act.

RNC chairman Ed Gillespie has already warned us that democrats are going to put 10,000 lawyers into the field on election day.

And now this.

To me, it all adds up to one thing. The democrats have a grand scheme to try and steal the election (better make that elections, I don't think it's just going to be aimed at the presidential race) through the courts. Florida 2000 may pale by comparison.





23 posted on 09/23/2004 1:49:13 PM PDT by planekT
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To: Truth Table
Now we are finding out the Terry McAlluiffe is quoted by the AP for using the same language as is in the memogate memos the night before CBS "broke" the story.

Wow... I hadn't seen that yet! Do you have a link, please?

24 posted on 09/23/2004 2:47:01 PM PDT by Tamzee (Ted Koppel --- "....the media will need a stepstool to rise to the level of used car salesmen.")
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To: Mr. Silverback

It's probably gonna scare Democrats more than anything. Nobody liked the fact that the last election was in turmoil for months. That kind of thing happens in 3rd world countries not the USA.


25 posted on 09/23/2004 3:43:38 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Mr. Silverback

Maybe we need to be prepared as well?


26 posted on 09/23/2004 5:40:51 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Mr. Silverback
Help us get a head start funding our recount efforts

Kerry Campaign already planning for a recount, lol. They really ARE in trouble.

27 posted on 09/23/2004 5:41:10 PM PDT by Enlightiator
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To: Enlightiator

The expect to lose, it sounds like, therefore, they will claim they were cheated and drag up all of the 2000 goofiness again. I don't think the public wants to hear the dumocrats whining about dimpled chads again.


28 posted on 09/23/2004 6:41:46 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Mr. Silverback

BORE LOSERMAN!


29 posted on 09/23/2004 6:44:09 PM PDT by libsrscum (My first tagline. I think it needs improvement.)
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To: planekT
To me, it all adds up to one thing. The democrats have a grand scheme to try and steal the election (better make that elections, I don't think it's just going to be aimed at the presidential race) through the courts. Florida 2000 may pale by comparison.

Do they think for a moment that a stolen Presidency won't bring blood in the streets?

30 posted on 09/23/2004 6:53:52 PM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the Pajamarazzi!)
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To: meyer

Do they think for a moment that a stolen Presidency won't bring blood in the streets?

I don't know what they think.


31 posted on 09/23/2004 9:46:17 PM PDT by planekT
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To: sinkspur; Spackidagoosh
If it ain't close, they can't cheat.

Roger that! Let's make it happen!

32 posted on 09/27/2004 2:42:04 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Brilliant
How did you do that? Did you just paste the source coding into your post?

Yeah! I didn't think it would work, but it did!

33 posted on 09/27/2004 2:47:18 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Prime Choice
And thanks to the U.N. "election observers" that our idiotic State Department invited into our nation, the Leftists will now have third-party Leftists to legitimize their crackpot claims.

Good thing Kerry will probably win Illinois.

Any UN observors hanging around my polling station are in danger of being considered enemy combatants.

34 posted on 09/27/2004 2:50:13 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: ErnBatavia

It will be posted tomorrow. I've given up trying to salvage the wreckage from earlier weeks and will get it on track. I promise!


35 posted on 09/27/2004 2:54:50 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: nomad
Maybe we need to be prepared as well?

Absolutely. And that includes keeping your powder dry in the literal sense. This could end up being a footnote in history, but prepare for the worst.

36 posted on 09/27/2004 3:01:25 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: meyer; planekT

I don't think they can pull it off, because the margin won't be razor-thin, and remember that the folks who predict it will be razor-thin are the same folks who said neither convention would get a bounce. That said, if the American people sense that the election was stolen, there will be a revolution, and the people who it was stolen from have all the guns.


37 posted on 09/27/2004 3:05:37 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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What else should we expect from the RATS?


38 posted on 09/27/2004 3:28:29 PM PDT by wjcsux (Don't be a girly man! Vote Republican!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Whatever they pull, have faith that they are more bark then dog. How much worse can it get then putting it up before the Supreme Court? Bush survived that one once already.

We won't let them steal it. I agree if the lead is large enough going into the election that they'd look like a gang of Cat Burglers carrying semi trucks of loot on their backs with George Soros painted on them.


39 posted on 09/27/2004 6:33:31 PM PDT by planekT
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