Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anyone else hear Kerry on NPR this morning?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Luvpurp Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:52 AM
Original message
Anyone else hear Kerry on NPR this morning?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:21 AM by Luvpurp
This guy will mop the floor with Bush in a "real" debate. If I was Bush's handlers I would think long and hard about agreeing to debate at all.

oops I mis-spelled "hear" the first time, I wouldn't want to be "mis-underestimated"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:54 AM
Response to Original message
1. what was he talking about? (n/t)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:57 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Kerry Wanted to Talk Economy/Jobs
Bob seemed to be fixated on Iraq and Condeleeza Rice. Then when Kerry wanted to talk about his plans to create 10 million new jobs, Bob wanted to talk about the "glowing" job numbers from the past month. Kerry put those numbers in perspective, though.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Luvpurp Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:07 AM
Response to Reply #1
12. bush's June 30 hand-over date is folly
he said that the "fixed" handover date in Iraq is an absolute mistake. he said that you hand over leadership of a sovereign nation when it is ready to handle it, not some arbitrary date for political gain, he also added it is due to Bushco's arrogant handling of foreign policy that Iraq is going down the tubes.

Kerry was awesome and really on his game.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:55 AM
Response to Original message
2. I Heard It
Favorite Part:

Q: Before we talk about jobs, National Security Advisor Condeleeza Rice is scheduled to testify before the 9/11 commission this week. What do you hope to hear from her?

Kerry: The truth.

(EXTREMELY long pause)

Q: Which is?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gildor Inglorion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:00 AM
Response to Reply #2
6. I loved the way Bob Edwards handled that (pause)
That silence spoke volumes. I'm sure going to miss ol' Bob when he leaves.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
botchan Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:06 AM
Response to Reply #6
11. Bob Rules
Edwards is the man!!! He will be missed.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:53 AM
Response to Reply #11
29. Hi botchan!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:00 AM
Response to Original message
4. I listened; Kerry was polished and literate...
We have to change this countries leadership just to promote literacy. Our children should be able to hear a president speak thoughtfully and in complete sentences.

Four years of phrases is too much.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:46 AM
Response to Reply #4
22. How true...
a couple of days ago, I went to a gas station and the cashier says in a typical Florida sentence, "Sometimes it do, sometimes it don't." I'm so tired of our young adults getting through education systems uneducated.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:00 AM
Response to Original message
5. Yes, he kicked butt
I was still half asleep and didn't hear Bob Edwards intro, so I didn't know who it was he was talking to. I was laying there saying to myself, who is this guy, he's really kicking W's butt? The Edwards asked him what he thought Condi should tell the 9-11 Commission and since I talk to inanimate objects I yelled, the TRUTH. Then a second later, this fellow said, the TRUTH. Edwards was stunned into a few moments of silence.

When he said he had actually called Edwards to talk about the economy, I began to realize that it was indeed John Kerry. I hope he keeps this up, because Kerry will easily wipe the floor with W.

It makes me even happier that I put that Kerry sticker on my car this weekend.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Prodemsouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:05 AM
Response to Reply #5
8. Too bad it was for the most part just preaching to the already converted.
n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:32 AM
Response to Reply #8
16. I disagree.
NPR's audience is hardly the "already converted", as far as Kerry and Dems are concerned. Once upon a time it may have been so, but not now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:02 AM
Response to Original message
7. Don't underestimate Kerry!
He's proved he comes through when the chips are down, and I love that quote from NPR! I hope they rerun the interview!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
botchan Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:06 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. NPR Archives
You can listen to NPR's Morning Edition on their website the next day. So, today's show will be on the site tomorrow. It was a good interview. Kerry looks better every day.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kholst Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:49 AM
Response to Reply #9
25. sooner than that
Morning edition is usually posted by 9 ET or so... it's already up.http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgDate=07-Apr-...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
botchan Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:56 AM
Response to Reply #25
26. excellent
T/U
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:06 AM
Response to Original message
10. They kept advertising his talk yesterday: to be all about getting out of
Iraq."Widest possible consensus and coalition, least risk to American troops, least cost to American taxpayer."

Sounded awful, like we DIDN'T OWE THE IRAQIS ANYTHING for reconstruction of the dameage WE caused and the innocents killed, like we are going to get out ON THE CHEAP.

I hope his statement on the program was better and they just clipped things out of context, but, really, we OWE the Iraqis whatever we can do to RESTORE things and people.Otherwise, it IS just cut and run.

Kucinich's plan to pay reparations to the families of those innocents killed and wounded really has moral authority behind it. We bombed a house with 25 people in it today. How many of those were innocents? What if ALL of them were innocents, and they just happened to live near the fighting?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:36 AM
Response to Reply #10
24. Don't fret, we'll be paying out the wazoo for this one...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:37 AM by sadiesworld
for decades.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:13 AM
Response to Original message
13. I thought he did very well.
Although I was always rooting for someone farther left I have to say that I think Kerry does a good job of handling the media and of making his points without coming off as a horse's ass. I especially liked his answers to the line about Condi's testimony. Which, for those not listening, went like this:

BOB: What are you hoping to hear from Condileeza Rice's testimony tomorrow?
KERRY: The truth.
(pause)
BOB: Which would be?
KERRY: Well, I don't know, because she's contradicted herself so much already...

Made me optimistic about his chances.

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:20 AM
Response to Original message
14. A guy who can think and speak at the same time.
What a relief.

And he mentioned Bush*s thirty-day August 2001 vacation -- just snuck it in while talking about their handling of 9-11. Love it.


I also liked Bob's final statement about "Morning Edition has a request pending to interview President Bush." The effect was great. It doesn't take much to imagine the botch Bush would make of an interview like that. And the fact that he never does interviews -- his handlers wouldn't let him even if he wanted to.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:26 AM
Response to Original message
15. It was good
Also liked the observation that more attention needs to be focused on the Chimps month long vacation before the 9/11 attacks
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:33 AM
Response to Reply #15
17. And that will lead to focusing more attention
on Bu$h's behavior and reactions on the morning of 9-11, when the COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the USA, thought reading a book about goats was more important than responding to an ongoing terrorist attack.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:39 AM
Response to Reply #17
19. Isn't that interesting?
I so hope this gets addressed too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:36 AM
Response to Original message
18. I thought it was great
I tuned in a little bit after the beginning so I didn't here who it was. Because I haven't heard John Kerry speak too much I did not recognize his voice. The things he was saying I thought it was someone else, because everything this person said was right on target. Everything I wanted to hear. And then at the end Bob Edwards says thank you Senator for speaking with us blah blah blah. I had a smile so big on my face I could barely contain myself. This is the man that is going to bring the US out of the brink of darkness and end this facist roller coaster we've been on.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:41 AM
Response to Reply #18
20. That's what threw me too, was his voice
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:41 AM by DoYouEverWonder
his usual NE accent was toned down, so I was saying the same thing to myself. Who the heck is the guy, he's nailing it?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:35 AM
Response to Reply #20
23. Did sound like he's changed his speech pattern a bit
maybe because he was on the phone to Edwards
This is a good thing frankly.
I think he needs to work on his delivery when he's giving speeches.
The way he sounded on the phone is along the lines of what would be good.
 Add to my Journal Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DemLikr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #23
27. You watch...Repubs will scream that JK has changed his voice...
...that this is an indication that he "doesn't know who he is."

that he bends with political winds, that he has no "immovable core," that he is not a "regular guy," and on and on and on ad nauseum.

And then some loser like Candy Crowley will do a special feature comparing tapes of Kerry before and after he worked on his spoken deliver.

Never mind, of course, the ridiculous, quick evolution of GWB's faux-Texas accent, and issue which has never received play in any mainstream media I've seen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:44 AM
Response to Original message
21. Didn't he also refer to the Iraq operation as an "occupation"?
I thought I caught that. Nice to hear him calling a spade a spade.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kholst Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:29 AM
Response to Original message
28. Extended version available on their web site
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:29 AM by Kholst
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 02nd 2014, 10:10 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC