From Jim Gilliam's blog archives
Kerry campaign shake-up
August 31, 2004 5:50 PM
The Kerry campaign is in the throes of a shake-up, and Political Wire has the latest. Kerry did the same thing last year when his campaign was tanking, and it worked out well for him (unfortunately).
Kerry campaign shake-up
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Read the 10 comments.
What do you mean when you say:
"Kerry did the same thing last year when his campaign was tanking, and it worked out well for him (unfortunately)."
Is it that you wish there was a better democratic candidate? Me too. Just curious.
Wed Sep 1 2004 11:44 AM
Yes. I've been quite vocal about my displeasure with the Democrats' pick.
Wed Sep 1 2004 2:20 PM
Thanks for the clarification, what we think of John Kerry might be the only thing we agree on.
Wed Sep 1 2004 2:36 PM
evilconservative - This just goes to show you that you should never assume that you've got someone pegged just because they are anti-Bush.
(Sorry, I'm just sick of people who lump everyone into one big category, usually just dubbed "liberal," whose views they think they've got all figured out. People, at least intelligent, engaged people, are more nuanced than that.)
Wed Sep 1 2004 8:37 PM
Whoa! Didn't mean it to come off that way, sorry. Tone's hard over the internet. I disagree with most here, but I enjoy the site, reading opinions on both sides. If that's a problem, I'll be on my way.
Wed Sep 1 2004 8:49 PM
Rick from Idaho:
There are probably a lot of us that wish it was someone else other then John Kerry, but I would vote for my dog before I would vote for Bush. Who belongs in jail with the rest of his court.
Wed Sep 1 2004 9:48 PM
evil - I'm sorry. Maybe it's just your name that got me worked up. Also, it's RNC week, so I'm a little on edge.
Thu Sep 2 2004 6:05 AM
I've said it before, if the democrats had put Joe Lieberman on the ballot I'd vote for him over Bush any day and so would a lot of other people. However - the "Anybody but Kerry" crowd gets larger as the general public learns more and more about him.
Fri Sep 3 2004 8:55 AM
How come Joe Lieberman wasn't on the ballot? Was it that he was on Gore's ballot in 2000? I can at least understand that being an issue for him. Either way, he certainly would have been preferable to Kerry, who is all but certain to lose now.
Fri Sep 3 2004 9:30 AM
No, I'm not a Flip Flop::
On October 9, 2002, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry stood on the Senate floor and spent 45 minutes outlining his support for the war. On October 10 he placed his vote.
August 10th, 2004: Responding to President Bush's challenge to clarify his position, Sen. John Kerry said Monday that he still would have voted to authorize the war in Iraq even if he had known then that U.S. and allied forces would not find weapons of mass destruction.
At the same time, the Democratic presidential nominee said his goal as president would be to reduce U.S. troops in Iraq during his first six months in office through a combination of diplomacy and foreign assistance.
September 6th 2004 CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry on Monday called the invasion of Iraq "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" and said his goal was to withdraw U.S. troops in a first White House term.
Kerry was trying to reinvigorate his campaign with a Labor Day offensive in three battleground states -- Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio -- after weekend polls showed him trailing Bush by double digits.
"I would not have done just one thing differently than the president on Iraq, I would have done everything differently than the president on Iraq," Kerry said.
Tue Sep 7 2004 7:04 AM