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loritooker Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 08:06 PM
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121. Kerry is doing everything right
Put yourself in his position--if he was up in arms, demanding a recount in Ohio and donating his campaign money, and nothing came of it, what would that do to his credibility and to the connections and reputation he has built over his many years in the senate and his chances for a run in 2008? Kerry is above all a man who can't get enough information. He looks at an issue from every facet and not just in a moral/ethical sense but in a strategic and political one as well. As President that could drive us crazy, but that's the way he is. He is a deeply intellectual politician who I'd be willing to bet plays a mean game of chess. Let us donate our chump change to the Greens anf Libertarians to get Ohio recounted. Let us support Bev Harris' audits. If this thing turns for Kerry, it is much more gracious of him to thank us all from the bottom of his heart and assume the mantle, and if it doesn't, then he hasn't harmed himself in any way. And if he does win, think of how loyal all of those who have worked to support this election will be to him--precisely because a grass roots effort would have prevailed. It won't have come from the top down. Kerry knows that if you empower the people, they are your allies forever. You can bet he knows exactly what is going on in Ohio and Florida. He's a cagey person. Maybe too much so, but that's the way he works. I don't think we can expect him to publicly support this. Plus, he's got an emotionally conservative streak, very reserved--and I don't think we can expect to see him join in, but he is watching closely. He is pissed, but its subtle. Well, that's my 5 cents and I may be rationalizing, but this is one way to look at it!
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