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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 10:07 PM
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I just saw Kerry on Donnie Deutsch and I have very mixed feelings
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Every time I see him it makes me so sad to think about how much better off this country would be if he were president. It is almost un-imaginable how different last year would have been with Kerry instead of Bush in office.

That being said, Deutsch started talking to him about what he did wrong on the campaign and frankly he was dead on. He said that Kerry really tried to avoid being himself. But the biggest thing that he didn't do was at the debates when he was addressing the attacks on his service he didn't say, "How dare you Mr. President, I served, you didn't." Kerry said that he wanted the focus to be on the issues not on him but Deutsch reminded him that like it or not, voters vote for the candidates. Kerry made the exact same mistake that Cleland made in 2002. Cleland should have responded to Chambliss with a Chickenhawk ad just like Kerry should have done with Bush.

I'll admit that for a moment when he talked about possibly running in '08, I was inclined to get behind him no matter what because it reminded me so much of why I liked him in '04. But I'm not sure that he has a full appreciation of how important the process is and how to play the game effectively. Then again, I'm not sure that other democrats do either.
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