Skip to comments.Kerry likened to 'Lurch' by ex-N.Y. Times editor
Posted on 06/02/2004 5:54:55 PM PDT by hopeEdited on 06/02/2004 7:49:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
by ex-N.Y. Times editor
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Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Posted: June 2, 2004
2:55 p.m. Eastern
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While talk-show hosts across America have for some time likened presidential candidate John Kerry to television's comedic monsters Herman Munster and Lurch from the "Addams Family," the comparison is now being drawn by Howell Raines, the former editor of the New York Times.
In a commentary published in today's Guardian newspaper in Britain, Raines writes:
"The TV camera is an X-ray for picking up attitudinal truths, and Kerry's lantern jaw and 'Addams Family' face somehow reinforce the message that this guy has passed from ponderous to pompous and is so accustomed to privilege that he doesn't have to worry about looking goofy. It's as if Lurch had gone to Choate."
While Raines says he believes Kerry can win the presidency in November, he feels less sure of that now than he did in the primaries, with new doubts creeping in about the Democrat's ability to connect with voters.
"I personally find him easier to talk to than Al Gore," writes Raines, "but there's no denying that he's ponderous. And he's pompous in a way that Gore is not. With Gore, you feel that if he could choose, he would have been born poor and cool. Kerry radiates the feeling that he is entitled to his sense of entitlement. Probably that comes from spending too much time with Teddy Kennedy, but it's a problem."
Raines concludes by comparing President Bush to a well-known Disney character as he strategizes the need for Kerry to proffer a clear message voters can understand.
"Surely someone in Kerry's campaign can figure out a way for him to say, 'Here's my plan for getting us out of Iraq and defeating terrorism,' and 'Here's my plan for making sure you're not sick and poor in your old age.' And then make him say it over and over again, no matter what question is asked of him. Kerry has to face the fact that even though the incumbent looks like Goofy when he smirks, he's going to win unless Kerry comes up with something to say. To stay 'on message,' you have to have one."
LOL..been calling him that for years.
Raines has been listening to Laura Ingraham, I see.
Rush said Raines plagarized him.
Looks like JOHN FONDA KERREDY has a new shorter nickname...other than " FINGERS " LOL
Lurch had more of a loveable personality than John Kerry, though.
Lurch actually looks better than Kerry.
And Lurch had only ONE side to each of his issues.
And Ingraham has been listening to Rush.
Here's a man who took an already nakedly partisan, extraordinarily biased organ for every boutique leftist issue, and made it's reportage/commentary ten times worse!
He assumed the paper as the ever worsening decline initiated under the leadership of Max Frankel and Joseph Lelyveld manifested itself, and proceeded to accelerate it to the point where the paper is no longer recognizable as a legitimate source of news and opinion.
Raines can take his homespun wisdom and condescending manner back to Alabama for all I care. I've had enough of this logorrheic windbag and his high falutin' pretensions.
This is an injustice to Lurch,of kerry's run Lurch would say."Don't be ringing me."
Bump for home PC.
Here are some more photos:
John Kerry Slide Show:
Why are they running this guy? The answer of course is that they are trying to pass him off as a military man at a time when they know we want a strong defense. That is a joke of course, as he is a traitor, not a hero, but the press ignores that fact!
Yes --- Lurch was much more likeable.
As surprising as it is, Howell Raines seems to have some objectivity remaining, in spite of his reign as editor of the New York Times.
Most of all, he kept his mouth shut if he had nothing intelligent to say. If Kerry shut up, he'd stop arguing with himself (flip-flopper!).
And for the ultimate in dem hypocrisy, Kerry is said to have made remarks that Bill Clinton's lack of military service should not have been an issue when he ran against a genuine combat hero, George H. W. Bush. Oh, what a difference a few years make, huh?
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