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hansolsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-12-04 12:39 PM
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76. It is "unfair" of Kerry to expect to win if he can't articulate what he
do differently in Iraq. This is not some distant, hypothetical event. This is seven weeks away in reality. Bush will be a lame duck until he leaves office.
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  -Bob Woodward is on MTP today asking (demanding) an extended interview hansolsen  Sep-12-04 10:40 AM   #0 
  - Excellent  Snellius   Sep-12-04 10:44 AM   #1 
  - Where's he been for the last four years?!? I don't seem to recall any such  John Silva   Sep-12-04 09:13 PM   #115 
     - Woodward was specifically refering to the 3+ hour interview he did with  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 10:27 PM   #118 
  - Get off your high horse  sally343434   Sep-12-04 10:47 AM   #2 
  - exactly  librechik   Sep-12-04 11:07 AM   #18 
  - Bob Woodward brought down Richard Nixon. He has more integrity  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:19 AM   #24 
     - Woodward *HAD* integrity. Now is just a neo con tool.  Kahuna   Sep-12-04 11:21 AM   #25 
     - Agreed! Woodward sold out bigtime. n/t  Lex   Sep-12-04 07:45 PM   #99 
     - For a guy who supposedly had integrity prior to Watergate....  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:42 AM   #43 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-12-04 12:13 PM   #68 
  - Bob Woodward is an American institution. If Kerry can't face Woodward  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:17 AM   #23 
  - Bob Woodward has conflicts of interest nowadays  librechik   Sep-12-04 11:44 AM   #46 
  - If Kerry submits to any interview, it should be Lou Dobbs  Scairp   Sep-12-04 12:32 PM   #73 
     - I like Lou Dobbs  IndianaGreen   Sep-12-04 01:55 PM   #89 
  - "Bob Woodward is an American institution"??? LOL!! Please stop!...  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:51 AM   #55 
     - Bob WHOREWARD is just another REICH wing shill  The Zanti Regent   Sep-12-04 01:34 PM   #84 
     - Kerry would get points just for going in the "Lions den". What's he got t  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 07:46 PM   #100 
  - and I pray that Kerry steers as far away from your quote as possible  DS1   Sep-12-04 12:03 PM   #65 
     - Why? N/T  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 07:44 PM   #98 
  - Why should Kerry be held to a higher standard than Bush?  krkaufman   Sep-12-04 10:49 AM   #3 
  - My main point in starting this thread is to have a real discussion on DU  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:21 AM   #26 
     - Then your point was miscommunicated in your declarations...  krkaufman   Sep-12-04 01:08 PM   #83 
        - Bush's charge that Kerry has no plan resonates with voters because it is  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 07:49 PM   #101 
  - Woodward is a bush toady, why would Kerry give him anything?  Spazito   Sep-12-04 10:51 AM   #4 
  - Bush has NO intention of getting out of Iraq  SoCalDem   Sep-12-04 11:26 AM   #31 
  - " I served in Vietnam ..."  Ohio rules   Sep-12-04 10:52 AM   #5 
  - I believe if you *looked*....  pbl   Sep-12-04 10:56 AM   #8 
  - obviously you didn't read the original post.  Ohio rules   Sep-12-04 11:30 AM   #34 
     - Why do you think the captive mainstream press is presenting...  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:49 AM   #52 
  - No, "I served in combat in Vietnam while Shrub was fucking the dog in  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:24 AM   #28 
  - How many fucking one liners have we heard repeated over and over  0007   Sep-12-04 11:38 AM   #38 
  - You "only hear stump speech sound bytes"? Since the press is....  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:44 AM   #47 
  - Kerry's interview should consist of questions from citizens at a town hall  oasis   Sep-12-04 12:49 PM   #80 
  - Give the interview to Bernstein.  Raenelle   Sep-12-04 10:52 AM   #6 
  - Or give the interview to Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter  goclark   Sep-12-04 10:59 AM   #12 
  - Bingo!  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-12-04 11:12 AM   #20 
  - Give an avowed Republican an interview? Why, dear?  aquart   Sep-12-04 10:52 AM   #7 
  - Agree with most of your post except for ...  mazzarro   Sep-12-04 10:57 AM   #9 
  - Warriors always appear at their strongest, most masculine, most daring  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:29 AM   #32 
  - What a load of psycho-babble.  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:46 AM   #50 
     - I've outlined three or four bold ideas Kerry could actually do when he  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:49 AM   #53 
        - No, you've outlined three or four ways for Kerry to be strung up by the...  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:53 AM   #56 
           - Fine if you disagree with my ideas. Please advance the debate by  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:26 PM   #72 
  - Hello president Edwards, Hail to the new Chief  Ohio rules   Sep-12-04 11:42 AM   #44 
     - The operative word in that sentence, in case you missed it, is "on".  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:56 AM   #58 
  - I demand an interview with the Chimp-in-Chief*  SpiralHawk   Sep-12-04 10:57 AM   #10 
  - Woodward's point on MTP is that Shrub had granted him a 3+ hour  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 07:54 PM   #102 
  - Woodward works for Bush. Why should anyone waste their time for  leesa   Sep-12-04 10:58 AM   #11 
  - What if the interview were live on TV? N/T  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:30 AM   #33 
     - Kerry should debate Bush already  Ohio rules   Sep-12-04 11:35 AM   #36 
        - In the scheduled debates, the first question Kerry will be asked is what  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:47 AM   #51 
           - honestly, in a bold move...  Ohio rules   Sep-12-04 11:58 AM   #60 
           - Maybe Nader should be inserted into the debates to ask him that question.  oasis   Sep-12-04 11:30 PM   #128 
  - it would give kerry a platform to  comradebillyboy   Sep-12-04 10:59 AM   #13 
  - Yes, and Kerry can offer real alternatives starting with holding a vote  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:33 AM   #35 
  - only if Bush gives Sy Hersh a similar interview  Cocoa   Sep-12-04 11:01 AM   #14 
  - bingo!  Supply Side Jesus   Sep-12-04 02:53 PM   #95 
  - While I would be happy to see Kerry -m  JerseygirlCT   Sep-12-04 11:03 AM   #15 
  - Kerry should grant an interview... to Sy Hersh!  johnfunk   Sep-12-04 11:04 AM   #16 
  - This is NOT LBN  CatWoman   Sep-12-04 11:04 AM   #17 
  - Sorry, I think you're right. I did post this in the Campaign forum too,  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:35 AM   #37 
  - Why should Kerry be asked specifically how?  ROakes1019   Sep-12-04 11:10 AM   #19 
  - Why should Kerry be asked specifically how?  brickgate   Sep-12-04 11:26 AM   #30 
  - Welll, DUers, Get your ass ready because the first question Kerry will  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:41 AM   #42 
     - FratBoy will have some REAL problems debating a guy that formed a...  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:55 AM   #57 
        - Kerry can't destroy anybody with limp dick argument about international  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:00 PM   #62 
  - He should be asked, not for a "magic" plan, but for a simple statement  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:39 AM   #39 
  - I agree - Kerry does not have all the info  TexasBushwhacker   Sep-12-04 12:02 PM   #64 
  - The reason so many people still consider * to be THE MAN is because  Ron_Green   Sep-12-04 12:21 PM   #70 
  - Appreciate your point. Right on all counts, I'm sure. Well expressed.n/t  JudiLyn   Sep-12-04 12:34 PM   #74 
  - It is "unfair" of Kerry to expect to win if he can't articulate what he  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:39 PM   #76 
  - But it can't be reduced to a sound bite ....  TexasBushwhacker   Sep-12-04 01:37 PM   #85 
  - As the Dem pres candidate, Kerry gets high level briefings on Intell  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:41 PM   #77 
  - Hi ROakes1019!!  newyawker99   Sep-12-04 02:45 PM   #94 
  - woodward is the devil  tinanator   Sep-12-04 11:14 AM   #21 
  - Demanding?  salin   Sep-12-04 11:17 AM   #22 
  - He was very low key about it. I am reading between the lines when I  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:43 AM   #45 
     - Oh, so you admit that you've overplayed your hand on this issue?  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:56 AM   #59 
        - No, I am saying the "demand" was presented in a low key, velvet glove,  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:03 PM   #66 
  - Well I demand that bush grant an interview to Dan Rather  DesertDem   Sep-12-04 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Iraq  brickgate   Sep-12-04 11:25 AM   #29 
  - He needs to be specific enough to offer a real difference that is seen as  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:45 AM   #48 
     - You haven't "layed out" much of anything except some VERY....  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-12-04 11:59 AM   #61 
        - Well, they are my personal opinions, all right. What is wrong with that?  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:10 PM   #67 
           - Please make sure you have enough helicopters to evacuate everyone  Jacobin   Sep-12-04 08:18 PM   #109 
              - What do you think of my idea to withdraw troops to forward bases and  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 10:33 PM   #119 
  - Why not Hannity, Limbaugh or Novak?  Junkdrawer   Sep-12-04 11:39 AM   #40 
  - Since you haven't taken the time to read CatWoman's post  JudiLyn   Sep-12-04 11:39 AM   #41 
  - Woodwards "demand" was breaking news, IMO. Everything else that  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:00 PM   #104 
  - Woodward is a stalking horse for Smirk  Jacobin   Sep-12-04 11:45 AM   #49 
  - I just listed three or four good places to start in putting this mess  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:07 PM   #105 
  - Seymore Hersch is saying withdrawal nearly an impossible plan.  Gregorian   Sep-12-04 11:50 AM   #54 
  - it may be "nearly impossible" but it's the ONLY plan  Nordic   Sep-12-04 12:20 PM   #69 
  - Why not put this to the Iraqi people? Why shouldn't this be the first  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:45 PM   #79 
     - Because the Iraqi people are hardly united at this point...  PittLib   Sep-12-04 01:53 PM   #87 
        - I think there is solidarity in Iraq. I think there is a broad consensus  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 02:40 PM   #90 
           - Don't you think that maybe the insurgency has something to do with...  PittLib   Sep-13-04 11:56 AM   #134 
  - I'm offering free of charge three or four good ideas on where to begin.  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:08 PM   #106 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-12-04 12:02 PM   #63 
  - I support Kerry and am trying to be helpful. I happen to believe Kerry is  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:12 PM   #107 
  - I'm now convinced Gen. Clark should have been  Bo   Sep-12-04 12:22 PM   #71 
  - yeah, but this thread is trash anyway. Sounds like O'Riley: "Appear on  robbedvoter   Sep-12-04 01:54 PM   #88 
  - Screw Bob Woodward...  kentuck   Sep-12-04 12:39 PM   #75 
  - Woodward is offering Kerry an opportunity if he has the balls to take it.  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 12:44 PM   #78 
     - I don't know that Bob Woodward is the best place to risk it...  kentuck   Sep-12-04 12:51 PM   #81 
     - Should Woodward appeal to Bush's "balls" to have a town hall debate?  oasis   Sep-12-04 12:52 PM   #82 
        - There are three debates scheduled and Kerry will lose all three if  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 02:41 PM   #91 
           - Kerry will continue to play it smart and let Bush's own dismal record sink  oasis   Sep-12-04 09:17 PM   #116 
              - "Close to the vest" has Kerry down 20 points on the Iraq issue. N/T  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 10:35 PM   #121 
                 - Kerry won't panic. BTW, "the Iraq issue" is a liability for Bush."Mission  oasis   Sep-13-04 12:44 PM   #135 
                    - You and I might think it is a liability for Bush but the polls don't  hansolsen   Sep-13-04 02:52 PM   #136 
  - Woodward Is an institution: winner, mediawhore of 2001 hands down  robbedvoter   Sep-12-04 01:51 PM   #86 
  - In either case, Kerry needs some bold new plans for Iraq or he might  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 02:43 PM   #93 
  - Woodward then: good Woodward now: right wing and iffy at best.  dieharderdem   Sep-12-04 02:42 PM   #92 
  - propagandizing  bokanist   Sep-12-04 04:23 PM   #96 
     - Woodward did come awfully close to saying Shrub personally approved  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:18 PM   #108 
  - or...  AntiFascist   Sep-12-04 04:45 PM   #97 
  - The rest of the world will never help America execute Shrub's grand plan  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:23 PM   #110 
     - The "world" overwhelmingly would approve of a regime change in America.  oasis   Sep-12-04 11:23 PM   #127 
     - Which won't help Kerry win. It actually might work against him. Kerry  hansolsen   Sep-13-04 08:49 AM   #133 
     - Are you Bob's agent? was it easier with W?  robbedvoter   Sep-12-04 11:56 PM   #130 
        - I am John Kerry's agent, and I will start 200 threads to get this campaign  hansolsen   Sep-13-04 08:47 AM   #131 
  - Not if he says what you want him to say...  incapsulated   Sep-12-04 07:55 PM   #103 
  - Giving Iraqi forces training and weapons is just about the dumbest thing  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 08:29 PM   #112 
     - If someone other than these assholes  incapsulated   Sep-12-04 08:36 PM   #113 
        - I strongly disagree. I do not believe we were ever welcomed by a majority  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 10:21 PM   #117 
           - Look.  incapsulated   Sep-12-04 11:03 PM   #125 
              - To be clear, I am not advocating walking away. I am advocating having  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 11:17 PM   #126 
  - Probably can't hurt, but  The Doctor   Sep-12-04 08:25 PM   #111 
  - Avoiding the media is not a winning strategy for a candidate wh is  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 10:39 PM   #122 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-12-04 09:02 PM   #114 
  - Well, I'm kinda round like a mole, but lots bigger. I will admit to  hansolsen   Sep-12-04 10:47 PM   #124 
  - FUCK Woodward!  AnnitaR   Sep-12-04 10:33 PM   #120 
  - where do you think  The Doctor   Sep-12-04 10:46 PM   #123 
  - Sure Bob, a big time exclusive is possible--why don't you write a few  John_H   Sep-12-04 11:36 PM   #129 
  - OK, but only if Bush agrees to an extended interview with Sy Hersh  truthspeaker   Sep-13-04 08:49 AM   #132 
 

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