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Grimis
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#1 Posted on 7.9.04 1442.27
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This is less about Kerry than it is his campaign probably, but this New York Times article is indicative of a larger problem:
    Originally posted by David M. Halfbinger in the 9/6/04 New York Times
    Mr. Kerry stepped boldly into the verbal minefield early, arriving at a front-porch session with supporters in Canonsburg, Pa., near Pittsburgh. As he likes to do, he brandished a bit of local color to show he wasn't just any interloping politician blowing through town.

    But in so doing he seemed to forget that Republicans have been tearing him down for months as a vacillating, indecisive, finger-in-the-wind politician of the worst order.

    "Everybody told me, 'God, if you're coming to Canonsburg, you've got to find time to go to Toy's, and he'll take care of you,'" Mr. Kerry said, dropping the name of a restaurant his motorcade had passed on the way in. "I understand it's my kind of place, because you don't have to - you know, when they give you the menu, I'm always struggling: Ah, what do you want?

    "He just gives you what he's got, right?" Mr. Kerry added, continuing steadily off a gangplank of his own making: "And you don't have to worry, it's whatever he's cooked up that day. And I think that's the way it ought to work, for confused people like me who can't make up our minds."
Is anybody captaining the Titanic these days? Is Kerry that out there to really make such an asisine comment that admits what he is?

Is it the biggest thing to happen in this campaign? No. But it is an indication of why Kerry is going down in flames...
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#2 Posted on 7.9.04 1638.36
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    (Big ol' article that makes Kerry sound bad {I guess}
Is there anyone out there (that is sane) who actually:

1) Finds a reasonable link between "I'm confused & cant make up my mind in a restaraunt in regards to what I should eat" and "I'm so confused, I am unfit to run for president"?

2) Actually sees this as a sign that his campaign is in trouble (Not that it is/isnt, but THIS is your sign??)?
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#3 Posted on 7.9.04 1645.41
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Plus, is this really any better or worse than Bush's concern for OB-GYNs?

    Originally posted by BostonHerald.com
    Bush mixes words while speaking about health care
    By Associated Press
    Tuesday, September 7, 2004

    POPLAR BLUFF, Missouri - It's the kind of statement from President Bush that is certain to make its way into the collections of his verbal mixups.

    Speaking in Missouri yesterday, Bush was talking about the rising cost of health care, and about frivolous lawsuits.

    He told a crowd, ``Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many O-B-G-Y-N's aren't able to practice their, their love with women all across this country.''


I mean, yeah, both quotes are kinda funny, but it's clear they both misspoke. Is there really a point?
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#4 Posted on 7.9.04 1652.56
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    2) Actually sees this as a sign that his campaign is in trouble (Not that it is/isnt, but THIS is your sign??)?
You don't find it interesting that Kerry who has a reputation for flip-flopping for political expediency could not bother to avoid a comment that says "I'm confused."

Fine, if you don't think that is a problem, I guess we'll stick with the Kerry campaign turning to John Sasso, the guy who ran Dukakis' campaign, is more problematic.
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#5 Posted on 7.9.04 2055.32
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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      2) Actually sees this as a sign that his campaign is in trouble (Not that it is/isnt, but THIS is your sign??)?
    You don't find it interesting that Kerry who has a reputation for flip-flopping for political expediency could not bother to avoid a comment that says "I'm confused."

    Fine, if you don't think that is a problem, I guess we'll stick with the Kerry campaign turning to John Sasso, the guy who ran Dukakis' campaign, is more problematic.


And we all know how Bush has never flip flopped for political expediency.....

Bush suddenly lost his zeal for free trade, a stance he touted ad nauseum during 2000, once he realized he could buy votes in Ohio by instituting a protectionist steel policy.

I hear Bush also once had quite a problem controlling his alcohol/cocaine dependency, then he went and flip flopped on us by cleaning up his act! For shame!

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#6 Posted on 7.9.04 2104.30
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    You don't find it interesting that Kerry who has a reputation for flip-flopping for political expediency could not bother to avoid a comment that says "I'm confused."
Not really. I wouldnt even consider that as "misspoke". He was refering to choosing a meal from a menu, for crying out loud. If he was in Circuit City, and had mentioned in passing that wireless networking directions are confusing, would we even talking about this? (Well yes, I suppose we would, but that is besides the point)


    Fine, if you don't think that is a problem, I guess we'll stick with the Kerry campaign turning to John Sasso, the guy who ran Dukakis' campaign, is more problematic.
While I'm not familiar with John Sasso (I am familiar with Dukakis getting his ass kicked in 88{?}, however), I still dont think this is a sure sign of impending doom either.
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