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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 05:42 PM
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31. Kerry played too much defense, and he played it a bit too safe
He got thrown off his stride and on occasion resorted to SenatorSpeak. His campaign was not sunny enough, because he answered the GOP charges and allowed them to control the agenda. He should have done a little heckling back, in a cheerful way, of course, of the "There you go again" variety. He should have used shorter sentences, and smiled more. He has a winning smile. A little more friendly mocking, a little less 'serious' answering of fake charges--when you answer seriously, you give the accusation gravitas. A bit more "that's absolute crap" would have benefitted him--kinda the way Dean does it. And he should have thrown down fast on the Swiftboat shit, and done it HARD. He waited too long, and let that take root. His oppo team shoulda been smearing the shit out of the Corsi crowd, but they took way too high a road.

But he still won. Though it was close. And when you Diebold an election, you cannot cheat much beyond the polling margin of error.

Reagan won in a landslide, remember? But don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts.

That's what the 'sunny spread' and brutal organization on top of a lousy message can do.

When ya lather it on top of a good message, it's unbeatable.
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