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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 11:52 AM
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shrubya "shadowing" Kerry campaign stops: Are they going to
do this all the way until NOV 2?

I am assuming the reason that they do it is so that Kerry will never have "undiluted" news coverage of one of his HUGE rallies. If possible they will have shrub speak at the same time so that shrub will get TV coverage INSTEAD of JK.

Could JK have fun and make a bit of a game of this? How far in advance is his itinerary? If he is not "committed" somewhere could they "fake" and stop elsewhere?

It would be amusing for Kerry to make a few "follow the leader" allusions in his stump speeches too.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 11:55 AM
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1. Follow the leader!!! HILARIOUS!
Somebody should get that to the Kerry Campaign!
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Catt03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:04 PM
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7. Yes they should
some dem strategist could plant this somewhere. Stalking is more like it
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 11:55 AM
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2. Chimp strategy
monkey see
monkey do

Not that it will help them.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 11:56 AM
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3. Bush really impacted coverage of Kerry here in the Northwest.
Northwest Cable News was whoring for Bush like nothing I have ever seen yesterday and other media outlets were affected, but not as much.

And of course Bush announced some major new federal funding for a dredging project while he was here and Kerry had no federal dollars to hand out.

They are pulling out ALL the stops and not even worrying for one second about being obvious.

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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:02 PM
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5. Bush is doing what incumbents do
Throwing money around, which a challenger can't do.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:29 PM
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14. Funny thing is...
...the RW has spent YEARS trying to convince people the media is "liberal" and untrustworthy. Their success on saying they are "liberal" is questionable, but they've had overwhelming victory in framing the media as "untrustworthy".
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:00 PM
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4. Wishful thinking
We here in Oregon were hoping * would follow John Kerry up the Columbia Gorge and try his hand at windsurfing too. Can you picture a drowned rat?
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:06 PM
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8. Any photos of Kerry windsurfing?
Now there's an image to spread around!
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:15 PM
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13. Here ya go.
Image


Click on the "image" link for the other pic.
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 01:00 PM
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19. Thanks!
:bounce:
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Bungalowgal Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:03 PM
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6. Yesterday at the Portland rally...
My congressional representative Earl Blumenauer made the "follow the Leader" comment referring to shrub's visit. Very Funny. Also shrub's visit absolutely made an impact on Kerry's local media coverage. In fact I think that Kerry put off speaking as long as he could to try to insure live coverage. It was not good.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:09 PM
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9. It was "not good" that he delayed speaking to follow Bush? Because
it was massively inconvenient for everyone waiting to see/hear him? Please clarify...
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:13 PM
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11. Welcome to DU!
:toast:

We need to spread the "follow the leader" meme around.
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mongo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:11 PM
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10. When is the media going to point this out?
They act like it is a coincidence, or at least don't tell you whose rally was scheduled first.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:14 PM
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12. That's true. And natch, Joe Q. buys it. We need to have a stealth
Edited on Sat Aug-14-04 12:16 PM by blondeatlast
meme campaign to take the wind out of "its* sails.

Edit: typos
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 01:01 PM
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20. My guess the "LIBERAL" media will never say it the way it is
They would never say anything that would criticize dubya! That would not be fair as one news anchor stated.
We should all right/email each media outlet that mentions the "near miss" or 'coincidence" campaign stops. The need to hear from the viewers that this is not a reporters roll in a democracy.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:35 PM
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15. Jay Leno noticed it
He said, "Is it me or is Bush going everywhere Kerry goes? So far in the past week, President Bush has followed John Kerry to Davenport, Iowa; New Mexico; Los Vegas; Los Angeles; and he follows him to Portland, Oregon. The only place he never followed John Kerry was Vietnam."
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:39 PM
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16. Yep, Bush is playing "Follow the Leader"
Someone should make a picture of a U.S. map, with a blue solid line showing JK's route, and a red dotted line showing GB's follow-ons... with white stars on the spots where they both land.

Let's get it out there! It's a great meme!
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:56 PM
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17. Bush* is such
a prick. He reminds me of that little chickenhawk (how appropriate) that followed Foghorn Leghorn around. Full of bluster and thought himself much larger than he was. That is an image I would love to see out there.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 12:59 PM
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18. "I'm a chickenhawk, and I'm gonna get me a CHICKEN!"
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 01:04 PM
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21. I just think that is almost perfect!
I seem to remember him hanging onto Foghorn's leg and being drug along behind all the while blustering about getting that chicken. Too bad Foghorn is a chicken or it would be perfect.
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