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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:24 PM
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Could Kerry have some kind of "October" surprise up his
sleeve? Of course, I am not talking about terrorist attacks, or cheating at the polls, nothing like that, but he seems ever so confident. Could he have something on Smirk or Potty Mouth that he is waiting to spring?

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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 PM
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1. He better have something because you can
damn well bet they have.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:27 PM
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2. A Nader endorsement would be nice
But we can only hope.
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dolstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:57 PM
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7. If Nader endorses anyone, it will be Bush
He takes Republican money. He depends on Republican signatures to get him on the ballot. And endorsement of Bush seems pretty logical. After all, if he wanted Kerry to win, he wouldn't have gotten into the race in the first place.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:28 PM
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3. My Guess? A high profile defection from Chimpco
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:44 PM
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4. It's called the debates
I believe there will be two in October. Kerry, unlike Gore, will kick the Chimp's ass.

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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:46 PM
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5. Now that's a new one - I like the way you think
With all the shit that's going in with Bush/Cheney it is quite possible that Kerry knows someone or something that'll make the whole shit house go up in flames.

Being a long-time Senator with connections he may well have some bulletproof surprise for RoveCo.
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Nicholas_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 PM
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6. Yeah
Team Franken has convinced that the best way to get the Crusader Bush would be to turn himself in at the Democratic Convention and they keep him hidden until the Republican Convention and then spring the capture at the very moment George accepts the Republican Nomination.


But seriously now. SOme of the things we have not heard come from a number of people who are on Kerry's team who once had an active part in the Bush Administration. I was expecting a great deal more from Rand Beers when he came over to the Kerry camp, and Joe Wilson, but they have really been ominously quite, while Beers is an important part of Kerry's Foreign relations/National Security advisory team.

It could be that they are putting together a more accurate and relaible picure of the events that lead to 9/11 that the Bush administration cannot wriggle out of becaue they beleive they have been very clever at hiding the traces of what they have done. Perhaps they have uncovered evidence that Bush and his advisors actually did know that all of the intelligence that they used to justify going to war with Iraq was unreliable and can prove that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz knew the info was completely unreliable. Perhaps they have memos sent to Bees adn Wilson that cant be relaease because they could be brought up on charges of publishing documents that were classified and could endanger national security if they were made public, so they are seeking ways to circumvent this issue.
I know that Beers and Wilson and Clarke have years of experience in Foreign Relations and National security, and even more experience in the Washington Network meaning they know how perform a political screwing without revealing one iota of their plans prior to doing so.

After all the way the Bush Administration has been able to get away with so much has been by keeping all such information extremely secet, know only by the highest and most secret points in the communications network of the administration. The only people who were told everything are the people who are at the top and still with Bush, therefore have the most to lose if there are leaks.

But a basic tenet of criminal science is that no crime ever occurs without the criminal leaving something of themselves behind at the scene, and the criminal always takes something away from the scenec of the crime with him. Kerry started as a prosecutor, and a damned good one, from all accounts. If there is evidence that can be follewed back directly to Bush, Kerry is the man to do it. Edwards legal expericen will not hurt in that area either, as essentially, Edwards legal experience was the exact opposite of Kerrys, he was acting in defense of victims of a crime, in a sense. comitted against an innocent person by and insurance company, a hospital, or a doctor.

If they go after the Bush Administration with an eye towards dealing with this as a legal case against the Bush Administration, and ut togetther very solid evidence, they can win this one easily.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:44 PM
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10. Something is coming, could be as simple as hard core Halliburton/Cheney
evidence of kickbacks, collusion and war profiterring.

There's that WAshington Post column today:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62623-20...

The Kerry Campaign's One-Word Weapon

By Dana Milbank
Tuesday, July 20, 2004; Page A15

snip

There is seemingly no charge the Bush campaign can level against John F. Kerry that will not produce a one-word retort: Halliburton.

Kerry's proposed tax increases? Halliburton.

Kerry's vote against Iraq war spending? Halliburton.

Kerry's anti-terrorism credentials? Halliburton.

Kerry's ties to Hollywood liberals? Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton.

"Halliburton," says Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton, "will always be the fire Dick Cheney can't put out." That is certainly the Democrats' hope, as they try to portray the oil services company once run by Vice President Cheney as a metaphor for all things anti-Bush.

snip
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:41 PM
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8. Funny I have been wondering the very same thing and I really
hope so!
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JohnDoe1 Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:43 PM
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9. Don't think so
I wouldn't get your hopes up. He's just trying to appear more friendly and likeable.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:47 PM
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11. Let's talk about it again in October
JK's campaign history suggests that friendly and likable will not be his priority as the campaign comes to a close. More like relentless and daunting.
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JohnDoe1 Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 12:01 AM
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12. Good, That's What We Need
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 07:44 AM
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13. Here's an idea: 5 mins after he's inaugurated, OBL is handed over...
Watch the Repubs heads explode at that one!!!
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julialnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 07:55 AM
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14. I think Kerry is waiting for the 9/11 commission to come out w/report
I think Kerry is stuck in a bit of a holding period right now until the 9/11 commission comes out with its report. That will be right before the convention....which is great.

Once the report is out he can make a clear statement (plus he will know what Bush's reaction will be....it is wise to wait for them to come forward with their excuse).

I also think you will have a big name person come out against Bush.

My one worry is the rumor that they are trying to miraculously come up with OBL during the convention to steal the media spotlight (which is the most sick and twisted thing I have heard...but I don't put it past them)
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 08:14 AM
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15. Tony Blair will be replaced by Gordon Brown
is my guess. Gordon Brown is currently the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer but he has long harbored a desire to be Prime Minister ( longer than Blairm in fact ). Blair will go before Party Conference which is between 26th - 30th of September ( there are arcane Labour Party rules which make this, coincidentaly, a good time ).

That is my guess anyway.
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