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  • Fact Sheet: Dick Gephardt's Criticism Of Kerry's Health Care Plan

    05/10/2004 2:00:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 322+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 10, 2004
    Gephardt Attacked The High Cost Of Kerry's Health Care Plan Gephardt: Kerry Health Care Plan "Doesn’t Add Up." "Kerry’s explanation of how he’ll pay for his [health care] plan doesn’t add up. He’s trying to have it both ways." ("Out Of The Mouth Of Democrats," The Associated Press, 3/5/04) Gephardt: Kerry Won’t Say How He’ll Pay For Health Care Plan. "Gephardt has outlined how he’ll pay for his plan ---- by repealing all the Bush tax cuts. Kerry has not said how he’ll pay for his plan." (Dick Gephardt For President, "Kerry’s False Claims Against Gephardt’s Healthcare Plan," Press Release,...
  • Kerry team screens potential VP picks Facts scarce, but guesses run the gamut

    05/02/2004 6:18:25 PM PDT · by smonk · 19 replies · 250+ views
    Washington Post, via SF Chronicle ^ | sunday, may 2, 2004 | Lois Romano
    Washington -- Rarely has so much speculation generated so little information. James Johnson, a well-regarded figure in Democratic politics asked by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to screen prospective running mates, has for weeks quietly made rounds on Capitol Hill, talking to dozens of House members and senators and consulting party officials and stalwarts about the ticket. This much is known: The Kerry campaign is seriously vetting at least two candidates for vice president, but the process is still wide open, and the campaign has all but ruled out announcing the choice in May. In interviews with more than 20 Democratic...
  • NEWSWEEK : Clark, Gephardt, Edwards Being Vetted as Potential Kerry Running Mates

    05/02/2004 5:25:33 PM PDT · by smonk · 29 replies · 224+ views
    newsweek, via yahoo news ^ | Sunday May 2 | various
    Sixty-Second Kerry 'Bio' Spot to Run for Three Weeks in at Least 20 States; Will Include Footage of Kerry in Vietnam, as Protest Leader # NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. John Kerry has stepped up the pace of his search for a running mate, with retired Gen. Wesley Clark currently being vetted as a contender, Newsweek has learned. Jim Johnson, a longtime friend of Kerry's, is supervising the process, which has fully vetted two contenders so far, Rep. Dick Gephardt and Sen. John Edwards. And the tight-lipped Johnson, Newsweek has learned, privately expressed considerable interest several weeks ago...

    04/29/2004 6:38:57 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 24 replies · 148+ views
    WINS News ^ | 4/29/04
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrat John Kerry's campaign has begun background checks of top running mate prospects, including Dick Gephardt, John Edwards and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, while other hopefuls anxiously await word that they're worthy of a Washington "vetting." Several Democratic officials familiar with the selection process said Wednesday that background checks have been under way for several weeks. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said individuals other than Gephardt, Edwards and Vilsack are under consideration, but they would not identify them - nor say how many there were. The candidates are known only by Kerry, a handful of...
  • Gephardt, Edwards undergo background checks in Kerry's running mate search

    04/28/2004 2:03:11 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 139+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/28/04 | Ron Fournier
    <p>Democrat John Kerry's campaign has begun background checks of top running mate prospects, including former rivals Dick Gephardt and John Edwards, while other hopefuls anxiously await word that they're worthy of a Washington "vetting."</p> <p>Several Democratic officials familiar with the selection process said Wednesday that background checks have been under way for several weeks. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said individuals other than Gephardt and Edwards are under consideration, but they would not identify them -- nor say how many there were.</p>
  • House Dems lobby for Kerry-Gephardt ticket

    03/30/2004 8:11:14 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 24 replies · 173+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/04 | Lauren Shepherd
    House Dems lobby for Kerry-Gephardt ticket Midwestern ties, fundraising power cited by Rep. Brown By Lauren Shepherd Several House Democrats are pushing for a Washington-insider presidential ticket featuring the presumptive nominee, Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), and former candidate Rep. Dick Gephardt (Mo.). The idea of a Kerry-Gephardt ticket has started gaining ground among congressional members eyeing Gephardt’s 14 terms in Washington, his large fundraising network and his Midwestern ties. Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Gephardt would be the best fit for the Democratic ticket, despite the congressman’s lackluster performance in the party’s presidential nominating process. Gephardt dropped out after finishing...
  • Kerry Brings Plan to Create 10 Million New Jobs to Missouri; Kerry to Campaign with Gephardt

    03/26/2004 9:37:14 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 50 replies · 318+ views
    Kerry Brings Plan to Create 10 Million New Jobs to Missouri; Kerry to Campaign with Gephardt in Kansas City, Rally in Saint Louis 3/26/2004 10:50:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Politics Reporter Contact: Bill Burton of John Kerry for President, 202-712-3000 or, Web: News Advisory: One day after unveiling a bold proposal to create 10 million new American jobs, John Kerry will campaign at events in Missouri with Dick Gephardt tomorrow. Early Saturday, Kerry will be in Kansas City for a roundtable discussion with Missouri workers and employers about job creation and in the evening...
  • Florida county orders recount in primary (Gephardt wins 2:1)BWHAHAHA!!

    03/10/2004 7:54:02 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 14 replies · 159+ views
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2004
    <p>"I'm not the happiest camper," Andersen said hours before the recount was scheduled to get under way. "We're going to redo everything."</p> <p>The recount in the Panhandle county will not affect the outcome of Florida's primary, which handily went to Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who secured 77 percent of the state's vote.</p>
  • Texas Could Still Play Role for John Edwards

    02/25/2004 8:18:58 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 155+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 02-26-04 | McNeely, Dave
    Texas could still play role for Edwards Thursday, February 26, 2004 RALEIGH, N.C. — A few weeks ago, this state's senior senator was considered a true long shot for the Democratic presidential nomination. But John Edwards may still have a shot when the primary marathon reaches Texas on March 9. Edwards has become the last man standing against front-runner and fellow Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Edwards has stayed up not by winning but, in the expectations-happy media battle that characterizes nomination fights, by repeatedly doing better than anticipated. His surprise second-place finish in Iowa killed off Dick Gephardt. And...
  • "Civil Union" Kerry & Gephardt CARTOON

    02/25/2004 6:56:36 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 3 replies · 182+ views ^ | 2/25/2004 | IPWGOP
  • ACU Sues Gephardt (and Kerry)

    02/17/2004 8:00:59 AM PST · by Republican Red · 20 replies · 259+ views
    ACU ^ | 1/15/04
    Gephardt Must Pay Salary Back to Missouri Taxpayers Law requires absentee members of Congress to return paycheck According to the U.S. Code, Presidential candidate and former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt is required to pay back 90 percent of his $157,000 salary to Missouri taxpayers. Absentee Member Gephardt has missed more than 90 percent of votes in the U.S. House, and the law requires the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to dock a member's pay for each absent day. ACU filed a suit earlier today demanding that the law be enforced. American Conservative...
  • Kerry Says Bush Has Forgotten Real 9/11 Heroes

    02/17/2004 8:33:08 AM PST · by The South Texan · 91 replies · 257+ views
    Reuters Yahoo | 2/17/04 | Patricia Wilson
    Kerry Says Bush Has Forgotten Real 9/11 Heroes By Patricia Wilson MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Democratic White House front-runner John Kerry (news - web sites) on Tuesday accused President Bush (news - web sites) of showing up "when the bagpipes are wailing" and then forgetting America's real heroes -- firefighters, police and other emergency personnel. With voters going to the polls in Wisconsin's pivotal primary, the senator from Massachusetts ignored his Democratic rivals and looked ahead to a potential matchup with Bush in November, slamming the president's "creed of greed" and "extreme radical administration." Kerry, and U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt of...
  • Who's Number Two for Demos.

    02/09/2004 1:15:34 PM PST · by Amish · 20 replies · 159+ views
    I know the 'conventional wisdom" is starting to focus on Edwards as a Kerry Veep, but my bet would be that he'll pick Gephardt... Would plus up his labor support everywhere, and increase his chances of Missouri/Illinois/Michigan. Any comments?
  • Kerry urged to team with Edwards

    02/07/2004 4:37:34 PM PST · by kcvl · 18 replies · 122+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 02.05.04 | David R. Guarino
    Kerry urged to team with Edwards By David R. Guarino Thursday, February 5, 2004 CHARLESTON, S.C. - John F. Kerry's most important Southern ally has a suggestion to turn around Kerry's so-far losing ways below the Mason-Dixon - sign up John Edwards. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn told the Herald he'll urge Kerry to tap Edwards as his vice presidential running mate, saying Kerry's South Carolina defeat shows he needs a Southerner's help to beat President Bush here this fall. ``I'll encourage him,'' the prominent South Carolina Democrat said. ``(Kerry) can strengthen himself by getting Edwards on the ticket.'' Clyburn's comments...
  • Kerry (Gephardt, Kucinich) Backs Tough Assault Weapons Ban (worse than current ban)

    11/25/2003 1:36:52 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 31 replies · 273+ views
    Join Together/CSGV ^ | 11-24-03 | Blaine Rummel
    Kerry Backs Tough Assault Weapons Ban 11/24/2003 Press Release Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 1023 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 Contact: Blaine Rummel Phone: 202-408-0061 x118 Senator delivers on promise to stand up to the NRA Washington, DC - Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has co-sponsored S. 1431, a bill that will renew and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban. The action reinforces recent comments he made promising that his would not be the "candidacy of the NRA. We stand up against that." "Senator Kerry clearly means what he says about standing up for gun safety and saving lives,"...
  • Labor Gambles Missing Mark in Dem Primaries

    02/07/2004 11:11:25 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 3 replies · 93+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2-7-04 | Liza Porteus
    <p>WASHINGTON — With Dick Gephardt's endorsement of John Kerry (search) on Friday, the Massachusetts senator is hoping to win some of the labor support that backed Gephardt before he dropped out of the race for president, but some experts wonder if union backing has the same oomph as it once did.</p>
  • Dean focuses on Wisconsin; Gephardt will back Kerry

    02/05/2004 10:11:33 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 101+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/06/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>DETROIT — Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean canceled several events set for today here, effectively ending his Michigan campaign, and headed to Wisconsin, saying he must win there on Feb. 17 in order to stay in the race.</p> <p>"Our true test will be the Wisconsin primary," Mr. Dean wrote yesterday in an e-mail appealing for $100 donations. "A win there will carry us to the big states of March 2 — and narrow the field to two candidates. Anything less will put us out of this race."</p>
  • Michigan rally will see Gephardt endorse ex-rival Kerry

    02/05/2004 9:36:26 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | 2-5-03 | RON FOURNIER and LEIGH STROPE
    Michigan rally will see Gephardt endorse ex-rival Kerry By RON FOURNIER and LEIGH STROPE The Associated Press 2/5/2004, 11:49 p.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) — John Kerry secured the endorsement of former presidential rival Dick Gephardt on Thursday, a blockbuster embrace that paid immediate dividends for the Democratic front-runner's bid to rally organized labor behind his candidacy. Kerry spokesman David Wade said the Missouri lawmaker will give Kerry his backing on Friday in Warren and Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and its U.S. senators, Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, have endorsed Kerry. The state holds its Democratic caucuses Saturday....
  • Caption Richard Gephardt

    02/05/2004 7:23:38 PM PST · by ambrose · 37 replies · 169+ views
    Caption Richard Gephardt
  • Gephardt Set to Endorse Kerry

    02/05/2004 4:20:32 PM PST · by scarface367 · 24 replies · 129+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2004
    <p>NEW YORK — Rep. Dick Gephardt, the former House minority leader whose presidential campaign collapsed in Iowa's caucuses, will endorse Democratic front-runner John Kerry, a Democratic official said.</p> <p>The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Missouri lawmaker will give Kerry his backing in Warren, Mich., a blue-collar suburb of Detroit, on Friday. The endorsement is a huge boost for Kerry who has been aggressively pursuing the backing of labor unions who had thrown their support to Gephardt.</p>
  • From S.C. to VP? [Edwards unlikely to land VP slot]

    02/04/2004 6:32:29 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 53 replies · 194+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2/4/04 | Michael Graham
    February 04, 2004, 8:34 a.m.From S.C. to VP?John Edwards and THE LIST. By Michael Graham John Edwards's primary-contest record is 1-8. His margin over Massachusetts liberal John Kerry in S.C. — Edwards's home state — was about the same as his margin over Howard Dean in Iowa. Hardly impressive. And according to the latest polls, Edwards is trailing in every upcoming primary and caucus from Washington to Virginia. He's not even competing in Michigan this Saturday.So why is Edwards's position significantly different from that of Joe Lieberman, Howard Dean, or Wesley Clark — three other people who won't be the...
  • Northern Strategy for Kerry-Gephardt

    02/02/2004 6:43:04 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 86+ views ^ | 02-02-04 | Beavers, Josh
    Northern strategy for Kerry-Gephardt Posted: February 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. With the demise of Howard Dean and the emergence of John Kerry, the White House has seen its big chance for a blowout on the scale of the Nixon and Reagan landslides slip away. President Bush remains the winter-book favorite to win in 2004. Perhaps going away. After all, Kerry is a Massachusetts liberal who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, backs civil unions for homosexuals, voted to defend the infanticide known as partial-birth abortion and wants to raise the federal income taxes...
  • The Iowa Union Revolt

    01/29/2004 4:28:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 56+ views ^ | 1/29/04 | David Kendrick
    During the Iowa caucuses, union members' money flowed to Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt, while they cast their votes for John Kerry and John Edwards.Why the paradox? Government unions and service unions like the Service Employees International Union backed Dean. Industrial unions like the Teamsters backed Gephardt. Neither candidate was favored by the rank and file, but that mattered little to the union elite. All that mattered was that union members' dues money there for the taking, so the top brass spent it any way they saw fit.Most news media focused on the split between the different factions of...
  • The Crucible

    01/28/2004 6:41:57 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 180+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 01-28-03 | Reese, Charley
    The Crucible The long American presidential campaign is a crucible for the candidates — stressful, physically exhausting and demanding. That's one reason the outcome is not so predictable, despite an excess of polling and running commentaries. Howard Dean's candidacy might well have crashed in Iowa, not because of his third-place showing, but because of his reaction to it. His speech to his supporters was about as damaging a performance as I've ever seen. He gave the impression of a boy, hurt and disappointed to the point of tears, trying to hide the hurt with bluster, bravado and bombast. Unless he...
  • Texas Democrats letting dust settle before realigning

    01/25/2004 1:14:42 PM PST · by harpu · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/25/04 | Todd Gillman
    NASHUA, N.H. – The Iowa caucuses left Dick Gephardt without a political future and five Texas congressmen looking for a new horse to back. Reps. Chris Bell and Gene Green of Houston, Chet Edwards of Waco, Silvestre Reyes of El Paso and Max Sandlin of Marshall had all endorsed the former House Democratic leader, who dropped out of the presidential contest after Iowa. So far, none of the five has decided whether to endorse anyone else, according to aides. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat who has stumped for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean in Iowa and New Hampshire,...
  • Gephardt Frees Convention Delegates

    01/24/2004 9:53:03 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 26+ views
    Yahooooooooooooo!!! ^ | Sat Jan 24, 8:55 AM ET | LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Dick Gephardt, who abandoned his bid for the presidency, has freed his Democratic convention delegates to back another candidate but isn't ready to signal his choice.
  • Gephardt's ex-staffers find Clark to liking (LIAR Clark may be getting some of Gephardt's voters)

    01/23/2004 7:38:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 69+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/23/04
    <p>Twenty-five field operatives from Representative Richard A. Gephardt's organization in Iowa have signed on with the campaign of Wesley K. Clark, but only after being turned away by Senator John Edwards's campaign for budget reasons.</p> <p>Gephardt's campaign staff has begun to scatter following his defeat in Iowa Monday and abrupt withdrawal from the race the next day. His South Carolina director, Ike Williams, has signed on with the Edwards team in that state, which votes Feb. 3, a week after the New Hampshire primary.</p>
  • Unions Examine Operations After Iowa Loss

    01/21/2004 5:31:27 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 65+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/21/04 | Leigh Strobe
    Organized labor is taking a hard look at its political influence and voter turnout operations after the two union-backed candidates that were to dominate the Iowa caucuses sank instead. Unions were to be the powerhouse in Iowa, with white-collars for Howard Dean (news - web sites) and blue-collars for Dick Gephardt (news - web sites). But in a stunning upset, they emerged battered in third- and fourth-place behind Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards. Leaders of industrial unions that formed a coalition supporting Gephardt, called Americans for Economic Justice, were to confer Wednesday to assess what happened in Iowa and...
  • 'What happened to your queer party-friends?'

    01/21/2004 4:05:01 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 86 replies · 490+ views
    WND ^ | January 21, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    The endless receding nightmare of the Iowa caucuses has finally produced something interesting: The Democrats have one hellacious catfight on their hands. After all the hoopla about Howard Dean's new mass movement of "Deaniacs," it appears that blanketing Iowa with self-righteous 20-year-olds in orange wool caps may not have been the ideal campaign strategy. Dean's distant third-place finish makes you want to ask him the question Jack Nicholson put to his down-and-out gay neighbor in "As Good As It Gets": "What happened to your queer party-friends?" At the behest of the Democratic Party establishment, the media dutifully destroyed Howard Dean,...
  • Question: Is Dick Gephardt a "MISERABLE FAILURE"?

    01/21/2004 8:24:43 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 35 replies · 463+ views
    from a Chicago Sun-Times article from January 12, 2004: "Still blond and even boyish at 62, Gephardt has changed little in style and physical appearance. Although he joins obligatory criticism of Bush by calling him a ''miserable failure,'' he sometimes slips by referring to him as ''President Bush'' instead of calling him just ''Bush'' in the current Democratic style. The old pro-life, pro-tax cut (urging a 30 percent top marginal rate) Gephardt disappeared long ago, but he still evokes moderation and restraint."
  • In Democrats’ race, time has passed Gephardt by

    01/21/2004 6:33:28 AM PST · by Jean S · 12 replies · 59+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/04 | Byron York
    “I want to say a special thank-you to every member of every labor union in this country who has stood by my side throughout my career,” Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) said as he gave up his presidential campaign Monday night. “Your fight is my fight, and it will always be that way.” It’s no surprise that Gephardt, who had just finished fourth in the Iowa caucuses, reserved a special place in his concession speech for the unions. God knows he has owed them big time over the years. But this time, they couldn’t deliver. Media entrance polls revealed that only...

    01/21/2004 12:52:09 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 94+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/04 | DICK MORRIS
    <p>January 21, 2004 -- THE negative ads of Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt succeeded brilliantly: They both lost Monday in Iowa. The winners - John Kerry and John Edwards - both abstained from negatives and won. The history of politics has always suggested that when one candidate attacks the other and the fire is returned, they both go down and the third - and fourth - candidate soars into the lead. Never has this been more true than it was in Iowa.</p>
  • Gephardt bows out after loss in Iowa

    01/20/2004 10:11:59 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 22+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2004
    <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, the former House Democratic leader and a 14-term congressman, said yesterday that he was abandoning his second bid for the presidency after a fourth-place showing in the Iowa caucuses.</p> <p>"I gave this campaign everything I had in me," Mr. Gephardt said at a news conference, his voice breaking at times. "Today, my pursuit of the presidency has reached its end. I'm withdrawing as a candidate and returning to private life after a long time in the warm light of public service."</p>
  • Too Much Dick

    01/20/2004 9:46:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 240+ views
    Reason ^ | Jan 20, 2004 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Even a bad primary weeds out the losers It took the voters of Iowa to make me realize what a heroic figure Richard Gephardt truly is. Until last night I had considered the beetle-browed congressman from the Show Me State a distillation of the many vices career politicians are heir to. It was only after his crushing, humiliating defeat in what supporters and commentators with expansive definitions of the Midwestern mindset had described as his home country that Gephardt began to receive the praise he apparently deserves. Erstwhile rivals and televised talking heads joined in singing his fundamental decency, his...
  • Democratic presidential candidates preach hate

    01/20/2004 12:28:45 PM PST · by Veritas_est · 21 replies · 308+ views
    Agusta Chronicle ^ | December 28, 2003 | Herman Cain
    Democratic presidential candidates preach hate The Augusta Chronicle By: Herman Cain December 28, 2003 WHAT HAS HAPPENED to "united we stand?" Yes, as Americans, we can disagree and have the right to voice those disagreements, but destructive rhetoric about the war in Iraq for the purpose of self-promotion is demoralizing to our troops and the American people. Unfortunately, we can expect nothing more from the candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Their words and their actions are unpatriotic. Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri actually said, "The president is a miserable failure (on foreign policy)." In...
  • Gephardt Is History

    01/20/2004 11:15:21 AM PST · by Mich0127 · 63 replies · 204+ views ^ | 1/19/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Gephardt Is History Faced with a crushing defeat in Iowa, Rep. Dick Gephardt is dropping out of the race for the Democrat presidential nomination, the Associated Press and Fox News Channel reported tonight. AP quoted a party official as saying Gephardt would quit. Fox News said the announcement could come Tuesday morning. The lame-duck congressman himself hinted as much during a concession speech. "My campaign to fight for working people may be ending tonight, but our fight will never end," he said. He offered congratulations to his rivals and admitted one of them would wind up with the nomination. Gephard...
  • Clark Moves to Court Gephardt Supporters (Courting Steny)

    01/20/2004 10:57:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 139+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/20/04 | Tom Raum - AP
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark (news - web sites) wasted no time in going after former supporters of Dick Gephardt (news - web sites) on Tuesday, a day after Gephardt's distant fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses pushed him toward abandoning the race. AP Photo Latest headlines: · Clark Moves to Court Gephardt Supporters AP - 2 minutes ago · Bush, Iraqi interim leader discuss election optionsAFP - 14 minutes ago · Delegates Won by Each Candidate in Iowa AP - 20 minutes ago Special Coverage   Gaining in recent New Hampshire polls, Clark scrambled to maintain...
  • Gephardt's Poor Iowa Showing Ends White House Bid

    01/20/2004 6:22:06 AM PST · by The_Victor · 57 replies · 499+ views
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | Tue Jan 20,12:42 AM ET | Thomas Ferraro
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Richard Gephardt's poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Monday brought an abrupt end to his White House bid and pushed the longtime U.S. lawmaker toward an earlier-than-hoped political retirement. "Well, this didn't come out like we wanted," Gephardt, who finished fourth with just 11 percent of the vote, told a tearful gathering of about 200 supporters, many of them from 21 international unions that had endorsed his populist bid. "Tonight I congratulate the other candidates for their strong campaigns here in Iowa," Gephardt said. "One of them will wind up carrying the banner of...
  • Idealogical Blinders -- Seeing the Dems, after Iowa.

    01/20/2004 7:14:10 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies · 97+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Jan. 20, 2004 | Michael Novak
    A lot of light was shed by the performances of five Democratic candidates after the Iowa results came in. General Wesley Clark pulled rank on John Kerry, insisting that Kerry as a military man was far lower in rank than he, and talking arrogantly and incessantly down to Senator Robert Dole, his opponent in the "conversation" they were supposed to be having on Larry King Live, as if Dole were not one of the bravest veterans the nation has known, and as if the senator's political observations counted for nothing. General Clark is very full of himself. Dick Gephardt was...
  • Katie & Matt Trash Dean, Elevate Kerry, as Dean Gives "Subliminable" Hint about Withdrawal

    01/20/2004 5:02:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 108 replies · 2,455+ views
    The Today Show
    <p>It wasn't only Iowa Dems who voted. The liberal media have too. And to judge by the performance of Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on this morning's Today Show, Dean is dirt and Kerry's the man.</p> <p>"A pretty impressive showing," said Katie with a smile regarding Kerry's victory at the top of the show.</p>
  • Gephardt set to end presidential bid

    01/19/2004 9:58:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 51+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/04 | AP
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Richard A. Gephardt signaled his withdrawal from the Democratic presidential race last night after a devastating fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.</p> <p>"My campaign to fight for working people may be ending tonight, but our fight will never end," Mr. Gephardt said in a post-caucus speech that sounded like a political farewell. Aides said he would formally drop out of the race at a St. Louis news conference at midday tomorrow.</p>
  • Dis-Union in Iowa - Did the AFL-CIO die Monday night in Iowa?

    01/20/2004 12:39:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 604+ views ^ | 1/20/04 | Lowell Ponte
    ORGANIZED LABOR WAS THE BIGGEST LOSER IN IOWA’S caucuses on Monday night.  Despite the polls, pundits had assured America, in this strong union state labor would prevail by marching in the minions under its command to dominate these lightly-attended gatherings of neighbors. The blue collar unions had bet their chips on longtime AFL-CIO puppet Rep. Richard Gephardt of neighboring Missouri. The mostly-government-employee white collar unions AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) and SEIU (the Service Employees International Union), after much soul-searching, bet their credibility and future on former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. (Shortly after endorsing...
  • Gephardt Scraps Plans to Head to N.H.

    01/19/2004 7:10:05 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 25 replies · 79+ views
    AP ^ | 1-09-04 | DAVID ESPO
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Rep. Dick Gephardt scrapped plans to fly to New Hampshire for next week's primary after a disappointing fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, a source said Monday night, possibly signaling the end of his presidential campaign. The source said Gephardt would fly to St. Louis, adding, "everything's on the table" with respect to his future plans. Gephardt won the Iowa caucuses in 1988, when he first ran for the White House, and aides had said openly that he needed to match that this year if he was to remain in the race.
  • Fox: Gephardt Poised to Drop Out

    01/19/2004 7:01:28 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 37 replies · 113+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/19/04 | Limbacher
    Faced with what looks like a crushing defeat in Iowa, presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt is canceling plans to travel to New Hampshire tomorrow and heading home to St. Louis instead, reports the Fox News Channel. With more than 70 percent of precincts reporting, the former House Minority Leader seems destined for a humiliating fourth place finish, garnering just 11 percent of the vote in a state that was considered a must win for the Missouri Democrat. Only a few short days ago, Gephardt was locked in a dead heat with Howard Dean for first place, according to most polls. "After...
  • Study: Every Democrat Presidential Candidate's Platform Would Boost Budget Deficits

    01/19/2004 9:53:39 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 290+ views
    Study: Every Democrat Presidential Candidate's Platform Would Boost Budget Deficits 1/19/04 12:36:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Drew Johnson or Pete Sepp, 703-683-5700, both of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- No matter who's left in the Presidential race after tonight's Iowa caucus, taxpayers will face sharply higher federal deficits if any of the remaining Democrat contenders' budget policies become law, according to a study from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF). By supporting annual spending hikes of between 7.6 percent and 59.5 percent, every one of the eight hopefuls would worsen...
  • Hawkeye droppings: Cleanup time for Iowa

    01/19/2004 7:52:57 AM PST · by WrightOnTarget · 9 replies · 283+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-19-04 | Doug Powers
    Iowa's nickname of the "Hawkeye" state is thought to either have been first applied by a newspaper writer as a tribute to Chief Blackhawk, or some think it was taken from the name of the scout, Hawkeye, in James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans." Those things have, for some reason, evolved into what the word has come to symbolize today – a bird of prey. The transformation of the meaning of the word must have started around the time politicians arrived for the first Iowa caucus. I don't live in Iowa, but if I did, on the night...

    01/19/2004 1:44:17 AM PST · by ambrose · 33 replies · 136+ views
  • Dick Gephardt: “I Will Concede Ten Times Sooner Than My Opponents”

    01/19/2004 4:23:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 68+ views
    Dick Gephardt: “I Will Concede Ten Times Sooner Than My Opponents” 1/19/2004 - Dirk McQuickly -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DES MOINES – As Democratic candidates for the 2004 Presidential election wrap up their campaign drives heading into the all-important Iowa primary, the tightly contested race was ratcheted up a notch today when candidate Dick Gephardt challenged his opponents on their “punctuality of concession.” “The failure of Al Gore to shut the hell up and go back to the farm hurt us as a political party very badly,” said Gephardt. “I promise America right now that I will concede the 2004 Presidential election within...
  • '04 Election Could Be 2000 Redux

    01/18/2004 3:01:14 PM PST · by eilat59 · 22 replies · 111+ views
    A CBS News/New York Times poll shows that the election year is starting with a White House race that resembles the ultra-close and hotly-contested race of 2000. If the November presidential election were held today, 45% of voters say they would vote for the Democratic candidate and 43% would vote to re-elect President Bush.
  • Gephardt Rallies Union Supporters in Iowa

    01/18/2004 12:59:31 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 1 replies · 6+ views
    AP ^ | 1-18-04 | AMY LORENTZEN
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt rallied union supporters Sunday, telling them he can provide the leadership America needs. "I don't need this job; I don't need this title," said Gephardt, who met with about 250 union members. "But America needs a leader who comes from a life experience of the people. Forget about me, I'm unimportant in this, I'm an instrument." Gephardt told of his childhood growing up poor with a father who drove a milk truck. He then urged the laborers to go door-to-door to build support before Monday's Iowa caucuses. The effort came as...