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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-04 04:11 PM
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35. Boston Globe posted before 2 pm and it is now after 5pm! LOL
I like the idea of a storyline or spin being set in concrete 7 hours before the event (as in "Ahead in the polls, Bush could afford to settle for a debate draw while Kerry needed something to break the status quo. Some Democrats saw the debates as the last chance for a Kerry breakout.")

Bush and Kerry meet in first of three debates with Kerry needing to make up ground
By Terence Hunt, Associated Press, 9/30/2004 13:47

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) After a deluge of campaign speeches and hostile television ads, President Bush and challenger John Kerry got their chance to face each other directly Thursday night before an audience of tens of millions of voters in a high-stakes debate about terrorism, the Iraq war and the bloody aftermath.

The 90-minute encounter was particularly crucial for Kerry, trailing slightly in the polls and struggling for momentum less than five weeks before the election. The Democratic candidate faced the challenge of presenting himself as a credible commander in chief after a torrent of Republican criticism that he was prone to changing his positions.

Bush was expected to confront questions about leading the nation into war on the still-unproven premise that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. He also has faced accusations that he lacked a strategy to deal with the violence and chaos that have left more than 1,000 Americans dead and that the Iraq war has diverted U.S. attention from al-Qaida and other terrorists.

With a record of four years in office to defend, Bush had a debate strategy of being optimistic about Iraq but acknowledging that times were tough. His stance is that Americans know he is a decisive leader even if they don't always agree with his decisions and that Kerry has taken conflicting positions on Iraq and can't be trusted to lead the nation. <snip>

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  -ABC Accidently Posts AP Recap of tonight's debate... Minnesota_Lib  Sep-30-04 03:34 PM   #0 
  - Hilarious  JoFerret   Sep-30-04 03:36 PM   #1 
  - Copy of the Whole Report Here ===  Hard Attack   Sep-30-04 04:26 PM   #49 
     - Way to go, Hard Attack (and of course Minnesota_Lib)  undisclosedlocation   Sep-30-04 07:16 PM   #82 
     - LOL!!!! This is TOO sweet.  Billy_Pilgrim   Sep-30-04 07:26 PM   #83 
  - Did they declare Bush the winner?  romantico   Sep-30-04 03:36 PM   #2 
  - OMFG!! They did this exact thing last night on the daily show  fishnfla   Sep-30-04 03:37 PM   #3 
  - LOL  Minnesota_Lib   Sep-30-04 03:39 PM   #4 
  - Sorry This content is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.  johnnyrocket   Sep-30-04 07:08 PM   #81 
  - * * * VIDEO CLIP of TDS/Helm's bit on the debates, from Weds night * * *  krkaufman   Sep-30-04 04:01 PM   #30 
  - I saw that last night too  JetCityLiberal   Sep-30-04 04:14 PM   #39 
  - That's what I was thinking, I had to actually look at the calendar!  jdjkkse   Sep-30-04 05:10 PM   #63 
  - I saw it too.  Seabiscuit   Sep-30-04 05:32 PM   #69 
  - Helms piece just re-ran on the East Coast....  johnfunk   Sep-30-04 06:14 PM   #75 
  - And that NY paper declared that Kerry selected Gephardt  question everything   Sep-30-04 06:19 PM   #77 
  - ABC ripped me off......I reported on the debates YESTERDAY  SoCalDem   Sep-30-04 03:39 PM   #5 
  - I saw your post yesterday, SoCal. I'll back your claim to  Jackpine Radical   Sep-30-04 05:21 PM   #65 
  - I saw it too. And I laughed my head off last night when  Dem2theMax   Sep-30-04 06:55 PM   #79 
  - LOL, they've been watching the Daily Show! I can't believe the AP  milkyway   Sep-30-04 03:42 PM   #6 
  - Actually...  LiberalFighter   Sep-30-04 06:55 PM   #80 
  - This sort of thing is pretty common.  benburch   Sep-30-04 03:43 PM   #7 
  - Obits..  IA_Seth   Sep-30-04 03:51 PM   #20 
  - Not as morbid as you think  Land of Ashcroft   Sep-30-04 04:15 PM   #40 
     - TV stations in Britain do practice runs for the Royal Family  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-30-04 04:18 PM   #45 
        - this is just another example  brundle_seth   Sep-30-04 07:43 PM   #85 
  - Yes... but  CornField   Sep-30-04 04:26 PM   #50 
  - We're all missing the point of this story  sui generis   Sep-30-04 03:43 PM   #8 
  - Carnac the Magnificent  PsN2Wind   Sep-30-04 03:49 PM   #18 
  - This is our "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline. Pound it! n/t  autorank   Sep-30-04 04:53 PM   #58 
  - Gone...Not Found n/t  wtmusic   Sep-30-04 03:44 PM   #9 
  - No conspiracy here  bringbackfdr   Sep-30-04 03:44 PM   #10 
  - I got a pop up  Child_Of_Isis   Sep-30-04 03:44 PM   #11 
  - Misplaced crowing. This is done every day for every event  splat   Sep-30-04 03:44 PM   #12 
  - Yes...  Minnesota_Lib   Sep-30-04 03:50 PM   #19 
     - Yeah, yeah, we know.  Jackpine Radical   Sep-30-04 05:23 PM   #68 
        - That's the point LoL nt  Minnesota_Lib   Sep-30-04 05:55 PM   #73 
  - "Transcript will be available at:"  Deb   Sep-30-04 03:45 PM   #13 
  - Gee....I got all worked up over nothing.  democrank   Sep-30-04 03:45 PM   #14 
  - Its 100% background and set up, nothing wrong with it.  patcox2   Sep-30-04 03:45 PM   #15 
  - You're right  neomonkey   Sep-30-04 04:18 PM   #44 
  - They must be watching The Daily Show  Gregorian   Sep-30-04 03:48 PM   #16 
  - Too funny  Ravenswood   Sep-30-04 05:54 PM   #72 
  - That's pretty trashy of ABC  Politicub   Sep-30-04 03:49 PM   #17 
  - They took it down  Mika   Sep-30-04 03:53 PM   #21 
  - B-Matter  markus   Sep-30-04 03:53 PM   #22 
  - Here it is, by Terence Hunt...  Logansquare   Sep-30-04 03:54 PM   #23 
  - Got a screenshot of the Terence Hunt.  madfloridian   Sep-30-04 04:07 PM   #32 
  - I've got a screen shot of the ABC news one  CornField   Sep-30-04 04:17 PM   #43 
     - See the one about Dean and WI primary I posted in GD.  madfloridian   Sep-30-04 04:19 PM   #46 
     - Save that screen shot!!!!  el_gato   Sep-30-04 04:22 PM   #48 
  - Boston Globe posted before 2 pm and it is now after 5pm! LOL  papau   Sep-30-04 04:11 PM   #35 
     - Debate on Foreign Policy, Wide Gulf or Splitting Hairs? & "Primer"  papau   Sep-30-04 04:17 PM   #42 
        - Debate Set to Sharpen Bush-Kerry Contrast  papau   Sep-30-04 04:27 PM   #53 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-30-04 03:54 PM   #24 
  - Who's surprised though ?  msturgis524   Sep-30-04 03:55 PM   #25 
  - Good observation! Of course they've taken it off the net,  4_year_nightmare   Sep-30-04 03:56 PM   #26 
  - No credit deserved here...  Minnesota_Lib   Sep-30-04 04:13 PM   #37 
  - ABC link is now dead... God, I hope someone got a screenshot  TryingToWarnYou   Sep-30-04 03:57 PM   #27 
  - I saved it as 'web page, complete'.....  ParanoidPat   Sep-30-04 04:12 PM   #36 
  - Yep, I got one  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-30-04 04:13 PM   #38 
  - As moderator  OKNancy   Sep-30-04 03:59 PM   #28 
  - So has the Boston Globe  shraby   Sep-30-04 05:03 PM   #60 
  - I just gained 90 minutes tonight  democracy eh   Sep-30-04 03:59 PM   #29 
  - LMAO...nt  goodboy   Sep-30-04 05:08 PM   #61 
  - Can you believe this shit???!!!  KansDem   Sep-30-04 04:02 PM   #31 
  - I'm emailing this thread out to everyone on my list.  Ilsa   Sep-30-04 04:09 PM   #33 
  - Remember when they did this to Dean in WI, BEFORE the primaries?  madfloridian   Sep-30-04 04:11 PM   #34 
  - And the Dean thingy was Knight Ridder.  madfloridian   Sep-30-04 04:27 PM   #52 
  - John Stewart Show last night was the harbinger of things to come...  goodboy   Sep-30-04 04:16 PM   #41 
  - My gut tells me that this was not done "accidentially", but  pacoyogi   Sep-30-04 04:20 PM   #47 
  - stupid sonsabitches. nt  JibJab   Sep-30-04 04:26 PM   #51 
  - Aw just write it how you want it to read  buddyhollysghost   Sep-30-04 04:34 PM   #54 
  - Shouldn't the debates take place before the article is WRITTEN,  HypnoToad   Sep-30-04 04:36 PM   #55 
  - As of now,  mantis49   Sep-30-04 04:37 PM   #56 
  - They are furiously re-writing it now  dweller   Sep-30-04 04:48 PM   #57 
  - Oh Puke:  PROGRESSIVE1   Sep-30-04 04:59 PM   #59 
  - What??  asian_al   Sep-30-04 05:09 PM   #62 
     - As far as the "liberal" media is concerned...  Minnesota_Lib   Sep-30-04 05:15 PM   #64 
     - Hey AP! You got that story ready for November 3rd yet? I wanna peek.  Zan_of_Texas   Sep-30-04 05:21 PM   #66 
  - The Guardian posted the article too  kwyjibo   Sep-30-04 05:22 PM   #67 
  - Thanks Minnesota_Lib for posting before they scrubbed it.  Panda1   Sep-30-04 05:34 PM   #70 
  - kick  goodboy   Sep-30-04 05:53 PM   #71 
  - Does anyone have any more doubts about RW fascist control of the US  Zorra   Sep-30-04 06:04 PM   #74 
  - This is nothing. They almost released the result of the ELECTION!  VegasWolf   Sep-30-04 06:15 PM   #76 
  - It appears to disappeared, where did that ABC article go?  0007   Sep-30-04 06:26 PM   #78 
  - Its in Hiding so it can be issued later  lovuian   Sep-30-04 07:37 PM   #84 
  - is this "top 10 idiots" worthy?  sniffa   Oct-01-04 10:51 PM   #86 
  - *cough*  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-01-04 10:58 PM   #87 

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