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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-21-06 08:27 AM
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20. Contesting 2008 would have been unimaginable
The Democratic party itself would have likely publically condemned Kerry. The alternative is that the media and most establishment elements would have thoroughly decried the party's lack of judgment and respect for democracy. It would have been portrayed as an attempted coup 'in a time of war'.

Remember the media:

- did not make a big deal out of 2000 really having been stolen.
- did not blast then ignore the SBVT after Kerry et al found 100s of lies in the book - how many errors does it typically take?
- didn't criticize all the Republicans who ignored the purple heart band aids of the people they were speaking to - contrast with the Wellstone funeral where the right whipped up the view that political comments at a memorial for a politician was wrong.
- didn't care that Bush was wired. ("don't stop me now" - when no one was speaking)
- didn't care about the Republican connected company that was accused in many states of soliciting registrations - then sending in only the Republican and Independent ones.

That was the background Kerry faced.
- No genuine proof
- a hostile Ohio cout system
- a hostile federal court system
- a hostile media that distorted his personality, history and positions and those of his wife.

This really is just lack of rational thought on the part of the "he gave in" crowd.
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