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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 08:38 AM
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Keep on fighting, caring, Kerry tells campaign workers
Edited on Sat Feb-05-05 08:40 AM by paineinthearse
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Keep on fighting, caring, Kerry tells campaign workers
Thanks volunteers for 'amazing job'
By Janette Neuwahl, Globe Correspondent | February 5, 2005

A rousing revival of "Johnny B. Goode" swept through a third floor ballroom at the Westin Copley hotel Friday night, as Senator John F. Kerry asked 200 of his volunteers to use their enthusiasm for his presidential campaign to volunteer for other Democrats in Massachusetts. "We did an amazing job -- you did an amazing job -- and I want you to leave here today convinced that if we keep on working, keep on fighting, keep on organizing, and keep on caring nobody has to redefine the Democratic Party," said the unsuccessful presidential candidate, to cheers and digital camera flashes. "I was lifted up and I think you were too by a common effort to change things."

The cocktail party was hosted by Kerry's campaign to thank Massachusetts volunteers who canvassed the country for the campaign. After about 30 minutes of remarks from Kerry, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Teresa Heinz Kerry, volunteers lined up to shake Kerry's hand. Some said they felt Kerry might run again for president based on his wife's comments that the campaign was "a wonderful trip."
Kennedy and Heinz Kerry sought to motivate Kerry's volunteers to help reelect Kennedy in 2006. The two Massachusetts senators also urged the volunteers to work to elect a Democrat to the governorship next year.

"It's important to have continuity and to be able to explain a vision for the next two years," said Susan Simone, 33, an attorney who lives in Back Bay, but traveled to Florida to campaign for Kerry. "Tonight was a good time to energize people who had worked on the campaign and to focus that energy into the next step. . . . They've prepared us to start thinking about putting someone in the governorship who understands our positions." Although 2008 appears far away, Brookline Democratic organizer Cindy Rowe said that if Kerry does decide to run again, he will have plenty of support. "Certainly he is a favorite son here and folks in Massachusetts would be enthusiastic to see him run again, but it's an awfully big and personal decision," she said.

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To see the personal angle, go to the Massachusetts forum ("I just returned from a funeral").
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oioioi Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 08:45 AM
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1. "nobody has to redefine the Democratic Party"
beg to differ.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 08:50 AM
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3. Thank you!
Calling Dr. Dean, calling Dr. Dean!
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 09:05 AM
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4. Go For It!
:hurts:
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 08:48 AM
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2. Iam hopeful by redefining they are meaning they are going to get some bite
back into their bark, much like FDR did in his day.

:kick:
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oioioi Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 09:54 AM
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5. "a common effort to change things"
flip.

flop.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:16 AM
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6. sad
no, never believed in santa claws either
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:17 AM
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7. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Kerry, you had your chance and you laid down and died for your fellow Bonesman.

For the first time since 1980, I got off my butt and worked for a Democrat and all it got me was a dead son, my only child.
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:27 AM
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8. Roll Kerry Roll!
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:30 AM
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10. Sorry, but....
What does this reply have to do with the one it is attached to?
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:28 AM
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9. I am sorry for your loss.
That is exactly how I felt. He had his chance, he could have enjoined the Green and Libertairians. He did less than Gore in 2000. He can be an effective senator for Massachusetts, but I will never give him assistance above that.
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ynksnewyork2 Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:48 AM
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11. DITTO!
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