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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #51
54. what I will admit (and here's something of substance you can argue with)
Edited on Tue May-16-06 05:57 PM by AtomicKitten
is that I won't vote for Kerry in the primary because he voted yes on the IWR. I won't for anyone in the primary that voted yes on the IWR. However, balance that with knowing I worked my tail off for Kerry in the general election and will do so if he gets the nod again, as I will for whomever wins the primary.

I didn't care much for Kerry's equivocations during the campaign. He was exactly the opposite of what I loved so much in Bill Clinton. When asked a question, Bill would say yes or no and "... and I'll tell you why." And he would explain in easy-to-understand terms. Kerry never connected with the common man.

As I said, the Kerry that brought me to tears was the one that testified in front of Congress, the year I graduated from high school as a matter of fact (which really does seem like 100 years ago and perhaps a commentary on my own age if anything), and which comes full circle since my son graduated from high school in 2004, and that's precisely why the vote on the IWR is a deal-breaker for me.

Now I don't mean to offend Kerry fans; I'm just stating exactly where I'm coming from.

However, my comment that I liked the Kerry that testified in front of Congress was a compliment that was misunderstood, mischaracterized, and summarily trashed by Tay-Tay. In short, I was saying something nice about a candidate I wouldn't vote for in the primary, but never mentioned the latter, did I? NYCGirl graciously pointed out how over-the-top his/her snarky (yes, it was he/she that was snarky), unfair, and incorrect criticism was. And I'm a bit at a loss as to why you are involved, but I guess that's beside the point.

That's really all I have say about this whole dumb mess.
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