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wheresthemind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:07 PM
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Poll question: What did everyone think of Kerry's performance on Meet the Press?
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:11 PM by wheresthemind
What did everyone think of Kerry's performance on Meet the Press?

I thought he kicked ass... was asked some very very tough questions and left nothing to be desired. I don't think he could have done any better if he gotten the questions in advance to say nothing of it being live.

I'd like to know what you are all basing it on (esp. the lower raters), get some conversation going.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Failure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:11 PM
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1. probably gonna catch hell for this...
I disagree with Kerry's position on Sharon. I think Bush gave Sharon the green light to kill that Hamas leader, and as long as Sharon's around there will never be peace.
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Frank_Person Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:11 PM
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2. I'm voting for him but...
he reeks of "politician", evasive, defensive, oblique, long winded. It would be ok if he could do it with the tenacity and boldness of Cheney. I perfered Dean but the "people" think he's crazy so maybe it's just me.
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:12 PM
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3. he turned my life long dem mom into a naderite
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:21 PM
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6. She must like Bush then, cuz that's what she'll get. . .
OTOH are you sure you didn't have something to do w turning her into a naderite?

;-)
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:26 PM
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10. if anybody it is my friend/mentor
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:28 PM by corporatewhore
my mother knows her too we stand in a weekly peace vigil together. My friend is a palestinian born in jerusalem and cant return to her home as a cititzen;only as a visitor.my mom called me a traitor when i told her i do alittle volunteer work with the texas nader campaign
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:14 PM
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16. Ok, so go vote for Bush.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 08:59 AM
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24. Ok.
Since you say so. If every time someone who can't handle disagreement with John Kerry said this the people disagreeing actually did go "vote for bush," Bush would be getting an awful lot of democratic votes.

It is an ignorant, self-defeating response. In so many ways.

Thankfully, most voters aren't going to make their decision in the voting booth based on such ignorance. And those who do make the choice to vote for other than Kerry will have made them based on their own values and conscience; as every voter should.

I'll be voting for Kerry come November; but not because some short-sighted democrat tried to bully, scare, or shame me into thinking that my concerns and areas of disagreement constitute a vote for *.

I am ashamed when I see the efforts to squelch dissent, debate, or discussion from within my own party.


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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:56 PM
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12. wtf?

Why do you keep bringing this up?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:12 PM
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14. If you can't trust the word of an anonymous poster on an internet...
message board, who can you trust? :)
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 11:08 AM
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27. .
Edited on Mon Apr-19-04 11:14 AM by Hav
John Kerry made my brother turn gay.
I hate John Kerry! I hate him, HATE HIM, HATE HIM!
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 11:47 AM
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28. LOL
He turned me into an African American (which is a good thing, since I now match the rest of my family).
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CabalBuster Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:14 PM
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4. He did a big favor to Nader and tossed the Muslim American vote to him
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King of New Orleans Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:19 PM
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5. Yeah right
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:21 PM by King of New Orleans
Muslim Americans can do math as well as the rest of us, and they know a vote for Nader=Bush. Kerry has a far greater chance of being fair-handed in the Middle East than Bush and they know that too. Some of the most regular attendees at the meetups down here have been Arab-Americans (several of whom it turns out aren't Muslim).
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 PM
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7. I thought it was very very good
he looked healthy, gave sharp answers, very presidential and serious.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 PM
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8. he needs more backbone against Israel
and must get rid of jamie Rubin as his Middle East policy advisor. C'mon, Jamie Rubin??? Kerry, wake up. You need a fresh (meaning fair and just) policy. Rubin is the same old crap that got us into this.
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KC21304 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:36 PM
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11. What do you mean by Jamie " Rubin is the same old crap that got
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:37 PM by Kerryfan
us into this" ?

By the way I don't agree with Kerry on Sharon.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:19 PM
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19. Jamie Rubin worked for Clinton, was on Clark's campaign and now with Kerry
he just recently joined kerry's campaign. he did a good job of speaking for wes clark when he was on his campaign. i remember he held a press conference and took questions on clark and foreign policy. not many showed up but it was on cspan and jamie rubin did great.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:26 PM
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9. Why are people talking about Israel so much?
First many people complain that it has too much influence on the US, but then we talk about it endlessly and allow it to influence our opinions. Which way is it?
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:18 PM
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18. Are you being serious?
???
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:00 PM
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13. I think he did very well...
He answered the questions as any normal politician would, but he extrapolated on few. Compared to monkeyboy, he was exceptionally articulate and knowledgeable.

Russert treated him more harshly than he treated bush, and Kerry didn't flap.

Naturally, he didn't answer every question to everyones liking, but show me a pol that does. We have a winner here, and he will be light-years ahead of what we have now.

:)
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:13 PM
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15. OT, but you deserve a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Sorry to hijack your thread, but...

I'm fairly certain that most posters here don't know this, but wheresthemind was elected to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's Board of Directors for MN's 5th Congressional District this past Saturday! And all that even before his 18th Birthday, to boot!!!!!

:toast: :party: :toast:

He's been a real inspiration to many of us on the Kucinich campaign in MN, and I think DU folk should know this.

And to those Repubs who think that MN is a "swing state" this year........

y'all can kiss my :kick:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:14 PM
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17. good for him
:toast:
I wish I could have done more for the campaign but I had my job, I know its no excuse, good for him. You know, one time I got mistaken for him, because he had an article about him on DK's website, and they congradulated me not him.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:32 PM
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20. He's a good guy and so are you John
You're very good at getting our issues across, and not p***ing off opponents (unlike some posters, like myself). Don't sell yourself short.

Our Congressional District convention was very cool. I got to give the "candidate speach" for Dennis, and even got to co-chair our subcaucus when we elected our two national delegates. It was a truly moving experience when three of our four female delegate candidates dropped out in favor of our state campaign chair. It brought tears to our eyes, literally.

Also, in what may have been one of the first uses of Instant Runoff Voting for delegate selection in DFL history, we elected another DUer (goodhue) to be our male DK delegate to Boston. He's also a great guy and was one of the first people to organize our state, back in May of last year.

I decided to not run for delegate, as I'm unemployed and can't afford the $1500 it takes to go. However, we still have six more "at-large" delegates to select at the state convention in May, so I may toss my hat in the ring there.

We'll see what happens....

:D
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:35 PM
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21. yeah I know, I am modest and thanks
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 11:37 PM by JohnKleeb
I only regret not doing more but my job got in the way. Congrads to goodhue. I was planning to go to the convention, but decided against it. We really were mistaken for each other as hard is that is believe, they had his picture in the newspaper article, and I dont look much like him, and it was hillarious because I was like umm thanks, because it clearly said his name in the article and I made it clear about me being a Virginian not a Minnesotan.
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wheresthemind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:42 AM
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23. Thank you guys!!
Edited on Mon Apr-19-04 06:45 AM by wheresthemind
:party: :party: :party: :party:

I can't wait to get out there kick some conservitive ass... progressive style!

: ) I will do my best, for that is all that I can do.

And John... you kick ass, there ha ve been times where you have inspired me, and made me feel crappy because I didn't know the details of every issue as well, or couldn't respond to the critics as well. You'll have a role to play soon enough. Mark my words!
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wheresthemind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:38 AM
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22. kick
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yelladawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:35 AM
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25. Kerry did a great job
I would like to see him get even more aggressive.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:39 AM
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26. A solid 8...
Not a slam dunk, but excellent nonetheless...
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 11:50 AM
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29. Although I disagree
with him on I/P, performance-wise, I'd call it a 10.
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 02:42 PM
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30. JK did a good job
He looked tanned and fit (no shadow like there sometimes is), he gave good answers and he wasn't afraid to show his human side -- he admitted he was wrong back in the 1970s about some of the things he said about Vietnam. I think that shows he is human and also that he's more of a man than bush.
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