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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 03:58 PM
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62. Seemed like he had an abundance...
of ammunition, give Shrub's record, but didn't really attack him as aggressively as he might. I found myself always wanting Kerry to go further. Then, alas, many people out there--who don't even follow politics and have almost no clue what's important when it comes to picking a President, make their choices just based on appearances (remember all those people who picked their President based on who they'd "want to have a beer with"?). Then too, Kerry was smeared and made to look untrustworthy (swift-boats, flip-flopper, etc); a Republican ploy that worked on a considerable number of clueless voters.

I don't know how Kerry could have responded more effectively, especially given the M$M/corporate media bias against him/Democrats and liberals in general. No doubt that also played into muting his ability to use Shrub's record against him as well as perhaps failing to cover any more aggressive attacks; it's so easy to overlook this obstacle, particularly so long after the fact, but it was a real handicap.
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