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Tactical Progressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-04 11:34 AM
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40. It goes against the Democratic tendency to play defense,
always waiting to react to the next piece of Republican garbage to be thrown our way, but bin Laden's capture is something that Dems everywhere should be setting expectations on.

I'd love to see one of ours throw something like that out at the end of a segment on a show like 'Crossfire', or better yet one of the candidates during the debates. But mostly I think it is a meme that the rank and file should be promoting in both internet and personal discussions.

At least get Osama before you go - It's a challenge and an indictment and an expectation of Bush gone, all at the same time.
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  -Does Bush get a bounce if he "captures" Osama bin Laden ? kentuck  Aug-04-04 08:48 AM   #0 
  - If Bin Laden is captured, bush wins. n/t  bowens43   Aug-04-04 08:49 AM   #1 
  - Wow! You really believe that?  kentuck   Aug-04-04 08:52 AM   #4 
  - Yes, I do believe it.  bowens43   Aug-04-04 08:57 AM   #6 
  - I do, too. Never underestimate the  BlueOysterDemocrat   Aug-04-04 12:11 PM   #43 
  - I believe it, too  LuminousX   Aug-04-04 09:02 AM   #9 
     - No Presidential candidate will ever get over 65% of the vote.  Zynx   Aug-04-04 09:07 AM   #13 
        - But capturing Osama would be huge, Bush failing to meet that benchmark  LuminousX   Aug-04-04 11:10 AM   #39 
  - I have to agree.  Bowline   Aug-04-04 09:08 AM   #14 
  - I believe it will put him in for another four years also---unless  Marianne   Aug-04-04 10:45 AM   #36 
  - Among the "right" and the media "right", yes  MichiganVote   Aug-04-04 08:49 AM   #2 
  - I thought they already had him in the WH basement -  olddem43   Aug-04-04 08:51 AM   #3 
  - I expect a 15 point bounce!  chiburb   Aug-04-04 08:57 AM   #5 
  - Kerry campaign is planning for this  gasperc   Aug-04-04 09:41 AM   #29 
  - yes  Magic Rat   Aug-04-04 08:58 AM   #7 
  - That's why they'll trot him out on Halloween.  Walt Starr   Aug-04-04 09:06 AM   #11 
  - So, if he is captured one week before election, Bush wins ??  kentuck   Aug-04-04 09:06 AM   #12 
     - yes, if he's captured a week before the election Bush will win  Magic Rat   Aug-04-04 09:31 AM   #26 
  - Unfortunately, yes.  Killarney   Aug-04-04 08:58 AM   #8 
  - If Osama is captured  ps1074   Aug-04-04 09:04 AM   #10 
  - I think it may be too little, too late  RatTerrier   Aug-04-04 09:14 AM   #15 
  - Bush wants to put a lot of weight on this issue, imo....  kentuck   Aug-04-04 09:17 AM   #17 
  - I agree with you....  smirkymonkey   Aug-04-04 12:13 PM   #44 
     - Capturing bin Laden in the mountains in October could be tough  RatTerrier   Aug-04-04 12:22 PM   #46 
  - I'm not sure  jmowreader   Aug-04-04 09:16 AM   #16 
  - Now you're thinking !  kentuck   Aug-04-04 09:20 AM   #19 
  - If Bush pulls the bin Laden October Surprise...  RatTerrier   Aug-04-04 09:21 AM   #21 
  - Only if we go along with the ruse that OBL did 9-11  leesa   Aug-04-04 09:19 AM   #18 
  - Big bounce  JVS   Aug-04-04 09:20 AM   #20 
  - "Wait 'til the Republican convention when OBL is brought out in chains...  underpants   Aug-04-04 09:21 AM   #22 
  - What's great about that quote of Maher's  Longhorn   Aug-04-04 09:36 AM   #28 
  - I tend to agree  Pabst Blue Democrat   Aug-04-04 09:24 AM   #23 
  - Prepare for the eventuality.  kentuck   Aug-04-04 09:31 AM   #24 
     - It carries zero weight with me-  Pabst Blue Democrat   Aug-04-04 10:09 AM   #34 
  - Bin Laden is dead...  pengpong   Aug-04-04 09:31 AM   #25 
  - I don't think it's a given that Bush* would win.  Longhorn   Aug-04-04 09:33 AM   #27 
  - Easy Math...  Dangerman   Aug-04-04 09:47 AM   #30 
  - Try This One..."Bin Laden Is At Hand..."  IMRadioactive   Aug-04-04 09:54 AM   #31 
  - I think  Danger Duck   Aug-04-04 09:57 AM   #32 
  - Yeah, bounced right out of the Oval Office...  ClassWarrior   Aug-04-04 10:04 AM   #33 
  - Capture him - are you crazy?  whosinpower   Aug-04-04 10:19 AM   #35 
  - "The LEAST that Bush can do is get Osama bin Laden  Chris   Aug-04-04 11:03 AM   #37 
  - Absolutely correct Chris !  kentuck   Aug-04-04 11:06 AM   #38 
  - It goes against the Democratic tendency to play defense,  Chris   Aug-04-04 11:34 AM   #40 
     - That's the least he could do before he goes back to Crawford....  kentuck   Aug-04-04 11:41 AM   #41 
  - Excellent, Chris - may I post this as a MEME MEMO?  ClassWarrior   Aug-04-04 12:21 PM   #45 
     - Certainly, yes.  Chris   Aug-04-04 01:41 PM   #47 
  - yes - big time  samsingh   Aug-04-04 12:05 PM   #42 
  - Absolutely. He'll also get a bounce if we are attacked. In either case..  Selwynn   Aug-04-04 01:42 PM   #48 
  - Take your pick of winners for Shrub  greekspeak   Aug-04-04 02:00 PM   #49 
  - only bounce that fascist fuck needs is a ....  AmerDem   Aug-04-04 02:05 PM   #50 

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