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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-04 08:40 AM
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122. John Kerry
Edited on Mon Jun-07-04 08:49 AM by RobinA
Kerry was always my first choice as a Dem candidate once it became clear who the candidates were going to be. He may even be my first choice of all Dems who were viable to run for Pres. I have no problem with his adopting positions I don't necessarily agree with, because any candidate who agrees with me 100% is not going to get elected.

I do not particularly like the campaign he has run so far. It's Gore all over again. Gore was another guy whom I liked a lot. But they are both too damn mealy-mouthed. They talk mush. I'm not talking about them going out and saying "My opponent is a goddamn idiot." I'm talking about the way they articulate their positions. They won't take a solid stance on anything. Why can't any of our guys ever take a stand? These are intelligent men, but they sound like a parody of politics-speak. When they speak, a cloud of murk surrounds them that makes me crazy.

As far as what will happen if he is elected..... It is iffy. At times I'm tempted to think we'd be better in the long run if Bush gets reelected. I've said for a long time that the only cure for Bush is a resounding, complete, disaster of a magnitude that will cause the electorate to put a stake through this cabal's heart once and for all. At this point I go back and forth between thinking that our only salvation is such a disaster and the belief that we cannot walk that fine line, because we risk irreversible catastrophe. Don't know.
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  -Where are you at with John Kerry right now? WilliamPitt  Jun-04-04 11:08 AM   #0 
  - My turn  DU9598   Jun-04-04 11:12 AM   #1 
  - My feelings  sirjwtheblack   Jun-04-04 11:12 AM   #2 
  - I am THRILLED to vote for John Kerry and trust that the one man who has  blm   Jun-04-04 11:15 AM   #3 
  - I am very satisfied with him as our candidate....  vi5   Jun-04-04 11:16 AM   #4 
  - I am pleased to be voting for John Kerry.  Misunderestimator   Jun-04-04 11:17 AM   #5 
  - All right  ih8thegop   Jun-04-04 11:17 AM   #6 
  - Along those same lines  ewagner   Jun-04-04 11:21 AM   #8 
  - Pleased to vote for him.  onehandle   Jun-04-04 11:19 AM   #7 
  - The BIG Picture is ...  Trajan   Jun-04-04 11:23 AM   #9 
  - I'm okay with it  ElaineinIN   Jun-04-04 11:25 AM   #10 
  - I'm going to break my own thread rule to say  WilliamPitt   Jun-04-04 11:28 AM   #12 
  - Thanks!  ElaineinIN   Jun-04-04 11:34 AM   # 
  - Welcome to DU! If you have any questions, please PM me!  JohnLocke   Jun-05-04 10:28 PM   #111 
  - I fought it but it was bigger than me --  Andromeda   Jun-04-04 07:24 PM   #63 
  - welcome to DU!!!  sirjwtheblack   Jun-04-04 11:34 AM   #14 
  - Kerry/Clark 2004. nt  onehandle   Jun-04-04 11:35 AM   #15 
  - A new Clarkie!!!! Welcome aboard!  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-04-04 03:55 PM   #45 
  - I didn't pay much attention to Kerry during the primaries  soleft   Jun-04-04 11:28 AM   #11 
  - I am thrilled to vote Kerry  aldian159   Jun-04-04 11:34 AM   #13 
  - You already know how I feel about Kerry  VelmaD   Jun-04-04 11:36 AM   #16 
  - I think at this point  MuseRider   Jun-04-04 11:38 AM   #17 
  - Sox vs Yanks  farmbo   Jun-04-04 11:52 AM   #18 
  - I couldn't be happier with our candidate.  Old and In the Way   Jun-04-04 12:01 PM   #19 
  - Resigned  ibegurpard   Jun-04-04 12:02 PM   #20 
  - Resigned also  Voltaire   Jun-04-04 12:11 PM   #22 
  - Less skeptical now than a month ago. It will be easier due to some  robbedvoter   Jun-04-04 12:09 PM   #21 
  - I do think that Kerry will be able to handle the Iraq situation...  Monte Carlo   Jun-04-04 12:12 PM   #23 
  - For obvious reasons, most of my hope and optimism and enthusiasm for Kerry  AP   Jun-04-04 12:12 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-04-04 12:15 PM   #25 
  - I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!  clicketyrick   Jun-04-04 01:29 PM   #32 
  - Can't say i disagree with that.  zoeyfong   Jun-04-04 09:18 PM   #70 
  - Cautiously optimistic and resigned at the same time.  mzmolly   Jun-04-04 12:15 PM   #26 
  - cautiously optimistic also, but he is not my first choice  TLDHOME99   Jun-04-04 02:02 PM   #36 
  - Halfway 'tween Resigned and Pleased  TexasSissy   Jun-04-04 12:20 PM   #27 
  - I am right there with JK & looking forward to watching him close campaign.  flpoljunkie   Jun-04-04 12:24 PM   #28 
  - Very pleased, and consider it urgent  Sparkly   Jun-04-04 01:06 PM   #29 
  - Resigned to it.  Armstead   Jun-04-04 01:08 PM   #30 
  - I'm on the train  NoPasaran   Jun-04-04 01:15 PM   #31 
  - Thrilled  sangha   Jun-04-04 01:29 PM   #33 
  - Gore Vidal today said , Al at NYU, got some of the "Gore blood"back.  cyclezealot   Jun-04-04 01:50 PM   #34 
  - Content with my vote going to Kerry and  MontecitoDem   Jun-04-04 01:57 PM   #35 
  - Satisfied, headed toward enthused. n/t  Padraig18   Jun-04-04 02:03 PM   #37 
  - I'm pleasantly surprised  devrc243   Jun-04-04 02:06 PM   #38 
  - I am grudgingly voting for him  darboy   Jun-04-04 02:25 PM   #39 
  - Deeply disappointed  Pastiche423   Jun-04-04 02:34 PM   #40 
  - Happy to Vote for Him  PopSixSquish   Jun-04-04 02:48 PM   #41 
  - The times call for a REAL bloodied combat veteran like Kerrry. . .  frankzappa   Jun-04-04 02:54 PM   #42 
  - I am not at all happy with John Kerry....  montanacowboy   Jun-04-04 03:20 PM   #43 
  - Satisfied for this year.  leyton   Jun-04-04 03:47 PM   #44 
  - ABB.  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-04-04 03:59 PM   #46 
  - I just attended a Kerry rally at the University of Minnesota  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-04-04 04:17 PM   #47 
  - resigned, for the most part.  ulysses   Jun-04-04 04:30 PM   #48 
  - Disgusted.  Demobrat   Jun-04-04 04:32 PM   #49 
  - I am voting against Bush thus for Kerry. n/t  jonnyblitz   Jun-04-04 04:33 PM   #50 
  - Resigned  Redneck Socialist   Jun-04-04 04:48 PM   #51 
  - Totally with John Kerry nt  WesDem   Jun-04-04 04:50 PM   #52 
  - I am where I've been since April 2003  CalProf   Jun-04-04 05:42 PM   #53 
  - Extremely happy  union_maid   Jun-04-04 05:44 PM   #54 
  - He was my fourth choice but,  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Jun-04-04 05:58 PM   #55 
  - better since he yanked Dandruff's chain - the VP announcement fiasco  robbedvoter   Jun-04-04 06:04 PM   #56 
  - I kept finding myself being drawn to him  graywarrior   Jun-04-04 06:16 PM   #57 
  - Judy should be fired  Scoopie   Jun-04-04 11:22 PM   #74 
  - Exuberant  sandnsea   Jun-04-04 06:34 PM   #58 
  - Leaning towards saying stuffed shirt.  JayS   Jun-04-04 06:45 PM   #59 
  - Yup, stuffed shirt. n/t  JayS   Jun-06-04 12:22 AM   #113 
  - Supported Kerry  Nicholas_J   Jun-04-04 06:50 PM   #60 
  - Kerry has my vote for the following reasons:  DaveSZ   Jun-04-04 06:58 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-04-04 07:08 PM   #62 
  - Maybe the FACTS will help you feel better. When that photo of Kerry was  blm   Jun-04-04 07:47 PM   #65 
  - Foul  WilliamPitt   Jun-05-04 12:40 AM   #77 
     - Something's foul, alright.  blm   Jun-05-04 11:32 AM   #96 
  - You're obviously  Scoopie   Jun-04-04 11:29 PM   #76 
     - Foul  WilliamPitt   Jun-05-04 12:40 AM   #78 
        - Why?  Scoopie   Jun-05-04 12:51 AM   #81 
           - OK, ya got me  WilliamPitt   Jun-05-04 04:45 AM   #85 
  - A former Deanie, I give Kerry a B+  JHBowden   Jun-04-04 07:43 PM   #64 
  - I'm frustrated with him  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-04-04 07:50 PM   #66 
  - MrsMonica,  DaveSZ   Jun-04-04 08:15 PM   #67 
     - nevermind. i don't care anymore. lol  progressivebebe   Jun-05-04 03:21 AM   #83 
  - Major Health Care And Energy Reform - I'm Psyched  DrFunkenstein   Jun-04-04 08:17 PM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-04-04 09:16 PM   #69 
  - I'm upgrading my prior vote to "pleased."  TexasSissy   Jun-04-04 10:43 PM   #71 
  - Patiently waiting  Scoopie   Jun-04-04 11:10 PM   #72 
  - I will vote for him  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jun-04-04 11:20 PM   #73 
  - I am resigned to Kerry  Kennethken   Jun-04-04 11:25 PM   #75 
  - He's not Bush  antiwarwarrior   Jun-05-04 12:42 AM   #79 
  - Always liked him. n/t  Dr Fate   Jun-05-04 12:45 AM   #80 
  - Kerry grew on me. I'd like him more if he'd show more fire.  progressivebebe   Jun-05-04 03:17 AM   #82 
  - Cautiously optimistic  RafterMan   Jun-05-04 04:33 AM   #84 
  - I'm surprised by your last 3 paragraphs.  secondtermdenier   Jun-05-04 05:30 AM   #86 
  - I've learned to like him a lot, actually.  Zynx   Jun-05-04 06:49 AM   #87 
  - Not my first choice, but.....  Speed8098   Jun-05-04 06:59 AM   #88 
  - I support him strongly - verbally, financially etc  Justice   Jun-05-04 07:34 AM   #89 
  - I Was with Him on April 21,1971: STILL STICKIN' with JK  GalleryGod   Jun-05-04 07:42 AM   #90 
  - He was my first choice before the Iraq War and Wes Clark's entrance  saywhat   Jun-05-04 08:50 AM   #91 
  - Kerry has no mojo, but is not GWB  LosinIt   Jun-05-04 09:08 AM   #92 
  - Hey, you vouched for him.  Paragon   Jun-05-04 09:10 AM   #93 
  - Disgusted but resigned  lojasmo   Jun-05-04 09:35 AM   #94 
  - Happy to vote for him & just sent him more $$$$! eom  PNR   Jun-05-04 11:12 AM   #95 
  - I feel...  themann1086   Jun-05-04 11:37 AM   #97 
  - My bags are packed and I'm boarding the train  incapsulated   Jun-05-04 12:44 PM   #98 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-05-04 04:30 PM   #99 
  - on the fence  VC of reason   Jun-05-04 05:16 PM   #100 
  - Extremely Happy  curse10   Jun-05-04 05:31 PM   #101 
  - Since I'm already making people mad today,  iconoclastic cat   Jun-05-04 06:25 PM   #102 
  - We picked the worst possible candidate in Kerry  shivaji   Jun-05-04 06:34 PM   #103 
  - time to be honest with ourselves here  VC of reason   Jun-05-04 08:54 PM   #107 
     - Dukakis replaced? (and yes, I know, FOUL)  no name no slogan   Jun-06-04 01:03 AM   #114 
     - Gary Hart and John Kerry  VC of reason   Jun-06-04 10:30 PM   #120 
     - Welcome to DU!  JHBowden   Jun-06-04 08:31 AM   #117 
  - JFK is an 8, but GWB is only a 1 on a 10-point scale.  spooky3   Jun-05-04 06:57 PM   #104 
  - Unenthused, to put it mildly  latebloomer   Jun-05-04 07:30 PM   #105 
  - what do i think of a guy worth $500,000,000 who just asked me for money?  kodi   Jun-05-04 08:25 PM   #106 
  - I am satisfied with Kerry.  JohnLocke   Jun-05-04 10:05 PM   #108 
  - I will vote for and support Kerry...  TreasonousBastard   Jun-05-04 10:25 PM   #109 
  - I'm doing my best to like him  0rganism   Jun-05-04 10:26 PM   #110 
  - I'm waiting for him to be a leader that I can follow  dkf   Jun-05-04 11:19 PM   #112 
  - Pleased to be voting for him.  Paradise   Jun-06-04 08:18 AM   #115 
  - Resigned.  LWolf   Jun-06-04 08:30 AM   #116 
  - Stoked!  Mr.Green93   Jun-06-04 10:21 AM   #118 
  - I'm at the point where I want George Bush out of the white house NOW!  Hippo_Tron   Jun-06-04 02:17 PM   #119 
  - I am waiting until he takes off the gloves...with volume.....  Gloria   Jun-06-04 11:10 PM   #121 
  - John Kerry  RobinA   Jun-07-04 08:40 AM   #122 
  - He could easily blow it with me  Cheswick   Jun-07-04 08:47 AM   #123 
  - Kerry makes me want to cry.  Snivi Yllom   Jun-07-04 09:27 AM   #124 
 

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