#21 Posted on 4.9.04 1141.23 Reposted on: 4.9.11 1141.25
Originally posted by redsoxnationHowever, this does have a potential negative impact for the Kerry campaign, as it puts the best campaigner the Democratic Party has on the shelf as the election approaches. Its been argued numerous times that Gore shot himself not using Clinton in 2000, it could be Kerry not having Clinton available could be the difference in 2004. And, I think the Republicans were weakened in '92 and '96 not being able to have Reagan 'rally the troops' as election day approached.
Actually, it may be a plus for Kerry. After the initial stories and so on, the world will stop focusing on Bill 'n Hillary and on Kerry instead.
#23 Posted on 7.9.04 0742.02 Reposted on: 7.9.11 0744.08
The cynic in me says that Bill and Hill planned this so as to give Bill an excuse to not campaign for Kerry.
I also do think that the media coverage was a bit of overkill. I'm glad that he is recovering after what is almost routine(for surgeries) nowadays, but it's not like this is the first time somebody has ever had quadruple bypass.
#24 Posted on 7.9.04 1003.25 Reposted on: 7.9.11 1003.51
Originally posted by GrimisI also do think that the media coverage was a bit of overkill. I'm glad that he is recovering after what is almost routine(for surgeries) nowadays, but it's not like this is the first time somebody has ever had quadruple bypass.
Pretty typical of what happens when a major figure has an illness like his. Networks say it is an excuse to remind people of disease "x" and the healthcare people involved love the attention.