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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:40 PM
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Poll question: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" in ads?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 02:59 PM by Feanorcurufinwe
There's no doubt in my mind that the Iraq war is the biggest issue in this election. Kerry's 1971 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee provides one of the most potent soundbites imaginable for making people think about the true cost of war.

Some want Kerry to hit Bush hard on the Iraq issue now, and never let up. I think this kind of big gun shouldn't be brought out till the race is in its decisive phase - the final 48 hours.

What's your take on using the " How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? " quote in television and radio advertising?






Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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mrgorth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:04 PM
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1. My only concern
with using the quote is that he has a very strong accent when he says it. It doesn's sound "New England". It sounds "hoity toity". He should restate the question now, in his new voice.
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:33 PM
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2. I'm afraid that runs the risk of looking like pure political opportunism
Say nothing about it now and then wait until the last minute before the election? Many people would then dismiss this HUGELY important issue (that goes beyond a political windfall for anyone) as nothing but political muckraking as usual.
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:38 PM
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3. Who said anything about 'not saying anything about the issue'?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:39 PM by Feanorcurufinwe

I am talking about the tactic of using a soundbite and video footage in advertising.

I am not talking about what Kerry should say, or what position he should take on the Iraq war.

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troublemaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:49 PM
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4. Terrible Idea!
In all likelihood it's Kerry that will have to ask someone to be the last man to die for Bush's mistake. (I doubt Bush will withdraw all troops from Iraq before the inauguration)
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:03 PM
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5. It would be good if he planned to get us the hell out of Iraq fast
but since that isn't what he plans on doing it would be better not to run the clip.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:58 PM
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6. Say it now
Right now it is finally becoming clear to the American people that the war IS a mistake. The last month of horrific bloodshed, the torture scandal, and Bushco going back to the well for billions more dollars are finally shaking the faith of the folks who would rather not think too much about what's going on with the war. Strike while the iron is hot say I.
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