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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:46 AM
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Kerry defends campaign amid Democrats' criticism
Will Kerry pay attention to the first grader who after listening to the first part of a Kerry answer said (paraphrased) can we move on and answer my question. Will Kerry stop the both sides of an issue answer - and begin to say that the other side has good points BUT THIS IS MY SIDE?


http://www.boston.com/news/politics/president/kerry/art... /

Kerry defends campaign amid Democrats' criticism
He trumpets $25m ad blitz, poll support
By Glen Johnson, Globe Staff | May 6, 2004

LOS ANGELES -- John F. Kerry yesterday countered whispers of criticism within some Democratic circles that he was running a lackluster campaign for the presidency, pointing to a recent poll indicating that he is leading President Bush and arguing that his own $25 million ad blitz begun this week projects a campaign "that is active and on the move."

"I only secured the nomination about 6, seven weeks ago and we had $2 million in the bank," the presumptive Democratic nominee said during his first news conference in three weeks. "I've raised $80 million and broken all records in seven weeks, and the last time that I looked, the CBS/ New York Times poll had me ahead after $70 million had been spent to distort, mislead, and destroy my record. I think the American people are waiting for a real conversation about where we are going to take the country and what we're going to do to make America strong. I have a plan."

Kerry added: "George Bush, sure he can make decisions and lead, but look at the direction he's taking us. It's the wrong direction. I can turn around and lead it in the right direction. We are now out on television advertising. I'm confident that over the next weeks, people are going to see a campaign that is active and on the move. We're six months from the election, and I like where we are today."<snip>

<snip>In remarks to students at Woodrow Wilson High School, which is heavily Hispanic, both Kerry and his wife addressed the crowd in English and Spanish. The senator focused on his plans to improve public school education, the route to success for many immigrant families, and highlighted a program unveiled a day earlier in Albuquerque that is aimed at reducing the cumulative total of high school dropouts by more than 1 million during the next five years.

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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:04 PM
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1. Glad to hear him defending his campaign
And pointing out that we are still 6 months away from the election. And he and Theresa addressing the crowd in english and spanish... can you imagine Bush trying that? Um, yo something, um, hablo, um, Spanish.... uh, terror? How do you say terror in Spanish?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:10 PM
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2. Who are these "criticizing dems" I hear so much about on
cable news. boston.com. right wing radio. etc?

Zell Miller?

Former Dean Supporters on DU?

"Dems" who are paid by Karl Rove?

Naderite Village Voice columnists?

Mickey Maus on Micro$oft Slate?

"Divide and Conquer" Freepers posing as Dems?

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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:30 PM
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3. Former Dean supporters are in Kerry's corner. Pay attention.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:50 PM
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4. Yes they are. . .(except a few) n/t
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:55 PM
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5. I am a critic
I think his foreign policy is no different from Bush on Israel and he admits it.
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