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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-04 12:02 AM
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"Many Bush voters disillusioned with Bush's failures"
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Found, of all places, on Free Republic in an article the poster flagged as:

"Martin Schram: The mission: Destroy Kerry (hysterical Rat alert)
Naples Daily News 8/25"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1198794/posts

You have to register to read Naples News articles, and this Freeper posted most (if not all) of the article without comment. They often post L-O-N-G articles there, apparently they have no "four paragraph" rule. No one has responded to his / her post yet.

It's the kind of article DU would post as truth, and the Freepers are posting it as BS:

"It was weeks ago, maybe longer than that, when word got around that Karl Rove had made up his mind. The only way for George W. Bush to win re-election is for John Kerry to be destroyed.

Not just out-debated on the issues of 2004 the war that toppled Saddam Hussein, the war to crush al Qaeda, the economy, health care. Destroyed. The best strategic thinking of the president's political commander in chief, as it was understood by those who know him best, was based upon a clear-eyed calculation: the Bush-Cheney team had run out of high-road options.

Here's why: Polls showed that President Bush was in trouble in many pivotal states, and that taking strong positions on hot-button issues that stoke his hard-core voters (against gay marriage, etc.) won't be enough. Many Bush voters are disillusioned with Bush's failures Iraq, economy, health care. Rove had to convince disillusioned Bush voters that Kerry was so bad that they didn't dare switch even if they thought Kerry would be better on the big war-and-peace, bread-and-butter issues.

So Rove and those who admire his play-to-win skill knew that Campaign 2004 had to get dirty to destroy Kerry."
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