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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:26 PM
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I swear this is my last post of the day, but take a look at this:
'Voters look up to war heroes'

Jim Pinkerton had an interesting column in Newsday today about the tendency of voters to "look up to war heroes." As he sees it, this makes John McCain the odds-on favorite to win not only the GOP nomination in 2008, but also the presidency. With all due respect to Pinkerton a professor from my grad school there are two important words missing from his piece.

    In times of war, warriors tend to rise to the top in politics. That's good news for war veterans seeking elective office and bad news for non-vets of both genders. <>

    Today, relatively few Americans are involved with the armed services. So when the real thing comes along - defined as comradeship, blood sacrifice and national honor - the voters snap to salute. <>

    Times of war are times for heroes. That's good news for McCain, politically, and bad for just about every other '08 hopeful. The other men, and women, who might be eyeing the White House will discover that talking the tough talk is a poor substitute for having walked the tough walk - the path of glory.


The two words missing from this analysis, of course, are "John Kerry." (more...)


If anyone's in the mood, you might want to go smack down the following commenter (no idea if he's a troll or just CLUELESS).

http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/8114.html...

In the country of American Idol, John Kerry was not going to President. the only reason he was even fairly close was because Bush was/is a total disaster. We need a MAN that looks like a leader, as well as a leader.

Fox does this best. Take Hannity/Colmes, without hearing a word, which person do most people think people is more of a leader.

Name a modern ugly (let's face it, Kerry is no JFK) President that won an election.

Odd Note, when I run spell check, sanity is the default for Hannity and clones is the default for Colmes.

Comment by ScottW 8/3/2006 @ 5:25 pm


Go get him, ladies!!!!
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:02 PM
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1. My (brief) response.
Hope none of you object:

    ScottW,

    Not to elevate a pretty silly and superficial argument, but if you did a survey you'd find that a lot of women find John Kerry exceptionally attractive.

    Evidence is to be found in just about any posting on the DemocraticUnderground John Kerry group, largely female, at 97,753 postings and counting by far the most active group for any democrat at DU, and sometimes ridiculously fangirlish.

    Not that that means anything, but perhaps you shouldn't jump so fast to that conclusion.

    Comment by Diane 8/4/2006 @ 12:52 pm
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:06 PM
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2. And this one is a beauty:
http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/8114.html...

It ends this way:

    ...John Kerry could have just left things alone, not said anything after he came back, but to him that would have dishonored the men he knew who had died for no good reason in that bullshit war that is unworthy of one name on a wall, let alone 55,000+. It was his willingness to fight against the war as a result of what he learned fighting in the war that makes him the honorable man he is, a man I would still vote for in 2008 over the rest of the halfwits the Democrats are upchucking as "candidates."
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 10:32 PM
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3. what a loser
i bet he is one of those who thinks women are into guys like Arnold. i have seen types like this before. they always trash certain guys and then wonder why the guy they trash has the girls.
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