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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:33 AM
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Bush camp to air Kerry video to counter Dems convention message
<CRAWFORD, Texas President Bush's strategists have spent months acquiring and cataloging snippets of videotape of past interviews and speeches by Sen. John Kerry and will dispense them during the Democratic National Convention to try to counterprogram the message from inside FleetCenter in Boston.

The president is sticking to tradition and remaining out of sight. Bush, instead, will make Secret Service agents chase his mountain bike through the hills of his 1,600-acre ranch in 98-degree heat.

Bush's campaign, however, will have its busiest week since it opened for business 14 months ago. Because Bush didn't have primaries to worry about, his campaign and the Republican National Committee have been focused on the Democratic convention longer than Kerry has. The GOP has leased a two-story brick building two blocks from FleetCenter to house more than 30 staffers, including 10 researchers.

Democrats will have a similar apparatus when Republicans convene in Manhattan in late August.

Bush's ads will go off the air during convention week. But video clips, a daily 10 a.m. news conference, a new Web site and a stream of interviews with high-profile Republicans at least 90 for television and 75 for radio tomorrow alone will propagate the GOP theme of "Extreme Makeover," which the party said is a play on words to suggest Kerry is trying to foster an image as a judicious moderate when he has the record of an out-of-the-mainstream liberal. >

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20019...

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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:35 AM
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1. "Extreme makeover" isn't a play on words
It's a stolen television title. They aren't original thinkers at all, are they? :eyes:
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:55 AM
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2. Does Bush think that we are going to think of him as being honorable
just because he is going to remain out of sight while sending some dirty-out-of-context-video put together by his even dirtier (as if that were possible) strategists?

Bush, the king of pot shots, the man who has nothing to run on except for pot shots, lies and distortions, the king of pretend ... an honorable man?

only in his delusional world to his delusional family, friends and loved ones.

:P
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PDX Bara Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:21 PM
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11. Pot Shots
The king of pot shots who, as a dear friend put it, "Jumped down a rabbit hole!" when he should have been seen standing strong for his country when it was under attack. He was a fearFUL, as in full of fear, excuse for a leader!
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:11 AM
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3. Does he really want to play that game?
Who do you think comes off looking worse in videotape of past interviews and speeches, Bush or Kerry?

Sid
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devinsgram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:40 AM
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4. They might as well save their money and time
nothing they do is going to help.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:24 AM
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5. an "out-of-the mainstream" librul??!!
OMG, no! not that!! anything but librul! please don't make the people think that John Kerry is--*gasp*--a librul!

</extreme sarcasm>
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:32 AM
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6. This is their wad..let them shoot it.
People are beginning to wake up and see through their bullshit. They are behaving in a desperate manner and it is starting to show.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:43 AM
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7. I think attempting to make Cheney appear to be a saint is an extreme
make-over. Bush trying to be a responsible, credible and reactive president is an extreme make-over. Bush's campaign is trying to Hollywood Americans by making fact into fiction, it won't work. There is not enough special effects and clever writing to make the Worst President EVER look competent. If Kerry is out of the mainstream, Bush is completely out of touch with reality.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:30 AM
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8. Sounds like the Repugs will be on TV more than
the convention! Let's see if 90 Dems show up on TV during the Repug convention....

Sooner or later, Kerry has to address the Flip Flop issue with Bush's flip flops...

WHEN? Don't wait til it's too late....
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:08 PM
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9. has anyone actually seen a picture of Bush on that mountain bike?
methinks not.

Like Bush would go mountain biking in 98 degree heat. Right.

Prove it, chimp.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:19 PM
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10. To attack Kerry, they've already blown .. what ... $160 million?
And it worked sooo well the first time, they're going to spend more money and do it again? :eyes:

I guess they never heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:36 PM
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12. they're using wat should be the dem theme because come november
there _will_ be an extreme makeover.
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