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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:57 PM
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Post 2004 election: Jesus's campaign supporters look back
Washington, D.C. - Even as the Inauguration festivities fade, workers for the Jesus 2004 election campaign look back at the election with a mixture of sadness, bewilderment and even anger.

"Look, I love Jesus," said a supporter who wished to remain anonymous, "but half the time it was like He wasn't running at all! I mean, He just went around talking about love and tolerance. The right-wing had a field day with that!"

That supporter's statements echo what many of those who worked on the Jesus 2004 campaign are now saying. Criticism that the candidate's message of peace and love opened Him up for charges from the right that He was too soft on terrorism and protecting the homeland.

Jesus's campaign started off slowly but gained momentum in July of 2004 as His message started to get out to voters. He spent quite a bit of time traveling around the country, seemingly oblivious to the fact that His supporters were trying to get Him into the White House. The son of God, Jesus was raised by a carpenter, Joseph, and His stay-at-home mom, Mary. This "common touch" made Jesus's message popular among most voters.

In late September, the worst blow to the Jesus 2004 campaign came in the form of a statement from Karl Rove, President Bush's closest political adviser.

"Jesus has gone on record saying, 'Turn the other cheek' and 'Thou shalt not kill.' What kind of message is that to send to our enemies? What would he tell the families of those killed on 9/11? That we shouldn't bomb Afghanistan? The world is a different place after 9/11 and it's obvious that Jesus just doesn't get that. 9/11 changed everything. Jesus has to realize that."

Jesus did not answer Rove's charge that He was soft on national security. He continued to stay on message. That, many charge, led to His slip in the polls and may have cost Him the election.

There were additional charges of vote tampering and allegations of outright fraud on the part of Republicans. When asked about the charges, Jesus simply replied, "Thou shalt not steal." In response to His reply, Bush scoffed.

"See? He can't even support those kooks out there. Jesus is just wrong for the country. He can run but He can't hide. Freedom is on the march."
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:56 PM
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1. Perhaps a "Write-in Jesus, Our Lord" campaign in 2008 is in order! n/t
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ottozen Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:58 PM
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2. Then...
He will have no choice but to return to this Earth.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:10 PM
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3. Link please
:-)
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:24 PM
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4. I wrote it! There is no link
unless you link to me. :)
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