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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:30 AM

John Kerry: Romney is the ‘Wikipedia candidate’

Source: politico

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Monday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was the “Wikipedia candidate” during the presidential debate against President Barack Obama.

“I have to tell you, tonight we saw a commander in chief and a candidate in total confusion,” Kerry, who played Romney in mock debates with Obama, said on MSNBC following the debate. “If you’re leaders in the world, you’re scratching your head tonight saying, ‘How could the American people possibly elect a guy who has changed his position every few months and doesn’t know what he’s going to do in foreign policy?’ I thought I was listening to the Wikipedia candidate tonight."
Kerry, who is often named as a possible replacement for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if Obama is re-elected, said that Romney “scared" him.

“Tonight I have to tell you, I was stunned. Mitt Romney scares — he really scared me tonight,” Kerry said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82738.html#ixzz2A7nMDhWv


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Reply John Kerry: Romney is the ‘Wikipedia candidate’ (Original post)
kellytore Oct 2012 OP
JackN415 Oct 2012 #1
newfie11 Oct 2012 #2
groundloop Oct 2012 #10
newfie11 Oct 2012 #21
bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #3
Ebadlun Oct 2012 #4
toby jo Oct 2012 #5
lunasun Oct 2012 #6
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #7
emulatorloo Oct 2012 #8
YvonneCa Oct 2012 #11
politicasista Oct 2012 #13
YvonneCa Oct 2012 #17
politicasista Oct 2012 #18
politicasista Oct 2012 #12
politicasista Oct 2012 #14
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #15
Coyotl Oct 2012 #9
Dubster Oct 2012 #16
Jim Lane Oct 2012 #19
politicasista Oct 2012 #22
moondust Oct 2012 #20
politicasista Oct 2012 #23

Response to kellytore (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:37 AM

1. Now he can start self-exorcise to be less scared :D n/t

 

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 09:41 AM

2. If God forbid rmoney wins

and if he has a repug house, this country is doomed. I am holding my breath that people come to their senses. Americans can't be that stupid can they?

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:36 PM

10. I'm afraid for many it's not so much being stupid as just not paying close attention

Granted, your Faux News watching crowd IS that stupid. But, IMO, there are many more people out there who just don't have much interest in politics. They don't really pay attention until just before the election, then they really just see a few commercials or sound bites (I must admit that I get tired of all this craziness at times too). It's these people that rMoney is going after with his magic etch-a-scketch shift to the middle. They never heard his right wing stances on abortion, the environment, labor, etc. etc. because they weren't paying attention to the election then. Now they need to decide who to vote for and will pay attention for a week or two and see the moderate rMoney.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:26 AM

21. yes you are right

my husband is one of them or would be. His wife has a loud mouth about politics and he isn't allowed to tune me out on this. LOL

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 09:44 AM

3. To Faux News Junkies

Wikipedia is the Brittanica

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:00 AM

4. No, they read Conservapedia

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Response to Ebadlun (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:30 AM

5. It has alot of pictures and one syllable words

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Response to Ebadlun (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:38 AM

6. Oh I love that site

for pure insanity and bad spelling

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:28 AM

7. John, if you had talked like that in 2004.......

We would be talking about President Kerry today.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:16 PM

8. He did. Media did not show it.

They cherry picked Bush's best sound bytes and then did inaccurate "summaries" of what Kerry said over silent footage.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:39 PM

11. I get so tired of hearing that...

...Senator Kerry's personality was the reason he didn't win. Anyone who went to rallies knows that isn't true.

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:25 PM

13. Thanks for sticking up for the Senator

Wanted to post about that in the group, but it attracted the opposite.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

17. Always. Because ...

...he sticks up for us.

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:35 PM

18. Bingo

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:21 PM

12. +1. He deserves kudos, not more sniping from the Dem base n/t

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:52 PM

15. Kerry Was Robbed! We All Were!



Must not happen again!

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:02 PM

9. No, he is the Flatland candidate

But, to be fair, Flatland is in Wikipedia



In Flatland women are simple line-segments, while men are regular polygons. Romney is a member of the social caste of gentlemen, a society of geometric figures who understand the implications of life in two dimensions. He wants to visit the one-dimensional world, the Muslim Nations, and convince them of the moral superiority of the second dimension but finds that it is essentially impossible to get there when you can't find their countries on a map first.

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 06:30 PM

16. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:37 AM

19. As a Wikipedia editor I resent Kerry's comparison.

If Romney had actually consulted Wikipedia he would have learned that Iran has a seacoast of its own but does not have a border with Syria.

He would have learned that, although the Republicans endlessly deride the stimulus as a failure, economists credit it with saving or creating somewhere on the order of one to three million jobs.

He would have learned that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the federal budget deficit.

He would even have learned a few things about himself, such as that he did not support the bailout of the auto industry, but instead counseled, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt".

If the corporate media routinely presented kind of information that can be found for free (and without advertising) on Wikipedia, Obama would get 400 electoral votes without working up a sweat.

In fact, if the corporate media had presented that kind of information in 2004, Kerry would be President. I was one of the editors who put in a lot of time on Wikipedia's detailed coverage of the Swift Boat attacks. I challenge anyone to find an online source from that corporate media that gives a better account of the truth about Kerry's service in Vietnam.

I'm not in a serious dudgeon about this. I realize that Kerry was just going for a soundbite that would convey Romney's lack of preparation. The New York Times did it better, though, by saying that Romney had apparently prepared by reading only the boldfaced section headings of his briefing papers. A real Wikipedia candidate, by contrast, would know a lot more than Mitt Romney does.

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Response to kellytore (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:55 AM

20. Also known as the "Cliffs Notes candidate."

...for the old-timers.

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Response to moondust (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:47 PM

23. Good one n/t

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