Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Gore endorsed by Massachusetts Sen. Kerry (from 1999)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Democrats » John Kerry Group Donate to DU
 
JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:52 AM
Original message
Gore endorsed by Massachusetts Sen. Kerry (from 1999)
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry endorsed Al Gore's
presidential campaign Saturday with an unsolicited slap at Republican George W.
Bush's foreign policy credentials and a kind word for the vice president's
Democratic primary opponent.


Gore promised, if elected, to make opening the job market to the disabled a
priority. He proposed a network of community centers with the technology
disabled students need to learn job skills, and said he would double the
government's hiring of disabled people for federal jobs and internships.

"The disability agenda is the American agenda and the first principle ought to
be choice, self-determination and empowerment,'' Gore told a candidates' forum
on disability issues.

Bill Bradley, Gore's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination,
addressed the group by teleconference.

Earlier, Kerry called Bradley "a very good person'' but said the vice president
deserved to be rewarded for the nation's economic prosperity under the Clinton
administration.

"And the reward is to make the vice president, president of the United
States,'' Kerry told reporters before going door to door for votes in a New
Hampshire suburb with Gore.

Campaign aides said they counted on Kerry, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran,
and his political network to help boost Gore among veterans and in New England,
the region where Bradley is running his strongest.

To be sure, Kerry added a little pizzazz to Gore's brief canvassing of a tidy
Manchester neighborhood. The senator played some made-for-the-TV-cameras
driveway hockey with Kevin Kelley, 7, while Gore spoke with the boy's father,
Ron.

Smiling at the pair, Gore supporter Ed Tishkevich joshed, "You even bring a
carpetbagger from Massachusetts!''


Tishkevich's wife, Terri, teased Gore, "Did you come to do housework?''

"Whatever you need,'' replied Gore, before eagerly trotting across the lawn to
the next house.

Kerry also showed Saturday that he was primed to help chip at Bush's campaign.

Outside Eric's Sunnyside Diner in Lawrence, Mass., Kerry offered reporters
"You didn't ask, but let me say,'' he interjected a morning-after review of
Bush's Friday address, which the Texas governor hoped would quell doubts about
his grasp of foreign policy.

"I found it just extraordinarily lacking in real substance,'' Kerry said. "It
was one thing to give a person the words to read and stand up and give a speech
in some pre-created presidential setting. It's another to really understand
what all of that means.''


Meanwhile, Gore carried on his group-by-group pitch against Bradley's health
plan, which would replace Medicaid with subsidies for private health insurance
or coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Gore told the conference of disabled people that losing Medicaid to Bradley's
proposed $1,800 per-person annual subsidy would hurt them. Bradley says he
pegged his subsidy cap to the price of plans in the FEHB, at least 15 percent
of which can be bought for $1,800.

"Now, what kind of health insurance can a family with someone who has
disabilities get in the private insurance marketplace for $1,800 a year?''

After someone in the audience murmured a reply, Gore amplified, "That's right.
It is impossible.''
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:40 AM
Response to Original message
1. Great article
It's too bad that Gore didn't pick Kerry as VP. It sounds from this as if they could have been a very effective team. If Kerry could have got then NH, Gore would have won, even with cheating, in FL. I don't think there is any state Gore won that would have been lost without Lieberman.

The driveway hockey sounds cool.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:09 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. I agree
What WAS Gore thinking when he chose Lieberman? That choice baffels be to this day.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:46 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. The conventional wisdom was that Lieberman
was the anti- Clinton and that Gore chose him because he was concerned that Clinton's Monica scandal would hurt him (which it may have anyway). (Gore had earlier given Kerry a Kerry 08 shirt at a St Patrick Day's event - which would imply he wanted Kerry as VP.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:55 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. voila
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:56 AM by whometense


Looks kind of different today, doesn't it??
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. Constitutes an endorsement to me
If only Kerry's hair were more silvery, it would freak out the Gore supporters.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:25 AM
Response to Reply #4
8. That's so cute
Thanks for sharing and yes it is different.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:24 AM
Response to Reply #2
7. I don't get it either
Maybe because Clinton was kind of conservative and everything. I really don't know. :shrug: So much has changed since then. I would love a Kerry/Gore or Gore/Kerry campaign (probably Gore/Kerry).
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:23 AM
Response to Original message
6. I loved how
Gore and Teresa kidded around with each other. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:02 PM
Response to Original message
9. I like Gore too
He has been trying to mend some fences here in TN, but he has been doing some good things (helping victims of Katrina and so on). :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 22nd 2014, 06:53 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Democrats » John Kerry Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC