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ChrisHeinz Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:03 PM
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Thoughts and Thanks
Hello DU,

Chris Heinz here, newly minted casualty of the Bush economic plan. Like many of you, I put my life aside to fight for this campaign, and to fight for a man I deeply care about, my stepfather John Kerry. I am proud of the man, and of our campaigns work. I am proud of my mother and my family, and the Edwards family (my thoughts are with you Elizabeth). Every day I traveled this country, I was also humbled, truly humbled, by the fact that I would meet volunteers and activists who were putting all of their excess energy and hope into this process and the man, despite arguably fewer incentives than those in my immediate life.

Like many of you, I do not think anger is my current dominant feeling, though it is present. Nor is it exhaustion, as I would have guessed a week ago as we campaigned 24/7. Rather, I feel sad and confused. I feel sad because I believe this country made a grave error in judgement on tuesday. And I feel confused because I dont feel the same closeness for my country, but was raised a patriot and by default want to love all of it.

So here we are. We move forward. Each of us will have to look inside ourselves about whether to heed this call for national unity. In my opinion, we owe our neighbors, democrats and republican, the same basic honor we did before November 2. But as for this adminstration, I think I feel the same way as most on this board: I dont owe George W. Bush shit. He does not get a clean slate from me. He has ruled this country for four years by focusing on what makes us different and it is unforgivable. History will make this clear.

In the meantime, thanks DU for your passion. And last night, for your courage. The "my name is" thread was perhaps the most powerful, courageous and cathartic I have ever seen.

Good night,

Chris Heinz
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:04 PM
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1. wow. new POSTING record on this thread
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:14 PM by bransonfu
I am so very sorry that we are not greeting a new "Beautiful Day" under your stepfather's leadership. I hope this is really you and I trust it is. Your step into DU and statement of thanks means the world to many of us. We feel so cut off from the reality of our great country right now.

We look forward to hearing more from Democratic Leaders including John Kerry in the coming days. He is handling himself with remarkable poise and class. I am sure this will engender good will across this country as he continues as a great Senator for Massachusettes.

Please pass along our warm greetings and heartfelt appreciation to John Kerry, your mother, Theresa, JOhn Edwards and his wife. Thanks also to your siblings and to John Edwards' daughter.

I live in Oregon. We did what we could to make this a Blue America....but we clearly have much to overcome.

thank you!!!!!!!
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:08 PM
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275. Go Here!!!..The REVOLUTION starts now!!!!
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 09:49 PM
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288. The Dem Party still has 5 million in coffers earmarked for lawyers..
Randi or someone or anyone should call them up and tell them to fork
it over , or some of it, for Blackboxvoting.org 's fight to prove the machines were rigged. I know in my district,which was three precincts, they were not reporting out who you voted for properly, and we were told to tell the voters to check their "summary" page .
Unfortunately, we were told that at 6 PM with just an hour of voting to go.

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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:06 PM
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2. No, Thank you
and your family.
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dirtyduck Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:07 PM
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3. THANK YOU!
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:07 PM
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4. Thank-you....

....and we WILL continue the fight.

Cheers,
Kim :toast:
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:08 PM
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5. Wow!
We should be thanking you! Thanks for standing with us.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:08 PM
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6. Dang Chris
You have me crying again. Send your stepdad and your mother my love and respect. Thanks for posting and thanks for fighting.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:08 PM
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7. He did not ask me to come together. He invited only those of like minds.
I don't owe George W. Bush ANYTHING!
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LTRS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:09 PM
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8. No, George Bush OWES us, Chris
I don't owe him a damn thing, as you said. If he wants unity it is time for him to wake up and realize that it's up to him to reach across the aisle to the other half of America he has been ignoring for 4 long years.

Hell they won't even let Dems into conference committees anymore. So screw the unity crap. It's just more lies from the most pathologically lying administration in the history of this country.

Thanks Chris, to you and John. I know it must have been a hell of a lot of work. Thanks for putting yourself out there for us. I will never forget you guys for that.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:09 PM
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9. We love you, man...pass that on to your folks and the Edwards family.
Get some rest, bro. :hug:
Ya dang newbie! :D
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:10 PM
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10. Thank you
for your energy and courage in fighting for sane leadership in
our country.

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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:11 PM
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11. Thanks to you and to all who tried to win this thing for us.
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:11 PM by deadparrot
We skipped over two truly great men. Please give them my sincere thanks and comfort.

All I can say now is that America will get everything it deserves. Unfortunately, I'm young and I'll have to pay for it.

Screw the Bush administration. It's all in their hands now. Every single disaster will be their fault. Clinton is four years gone, and they control everything.

This is a dark time in America.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:11 PM
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12. Thank you, Chris. Take care of yourself and.............
your wonderful extended family. And don't be a stranger to DU.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:12 PM
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13. Western PA could use you
I honestly don't know where you live these days, but I am sure that Western PA would open its arms to you if you ever decided to enter public life. And God knows a leader is needed there.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:13 PM
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14. Can I just say I think your mom is ACES?
One of my biggest regrets is that I'll now probably never meet her.
I contributed some money to the effort and thought I might get an invitation to some inaugural function. That's sure not WHY I anted up, but I know how Washington and campaigns work.

I was really hoping that somehow I might get the chance to drink a toast to her. I admire her and she's obviously done a good job with you.

Thanks for stopping by.
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TexasSissy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:13 PM
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15. Thanks for the post. We are ALL heartbroken over the result (and
don't really believe it, some of us). Thanks for putting up the good fight. You guys did a WONDERFUL job.

It should've been President Kerry.
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JetCityLiberal Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:13 PM
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16. I have so much respect for your Mom
She is absolutely outstanding. I know I feel so much better about all of this knowing someone with her intelligence, her ability to talk to anyone about anything, her grace and her class and her spirit is still out there fighting for me. For us all.

I had no idea who Teresa Heinz Kerry was until this election. We are still winners because we have her and John and all of you. Thank you all. I will never give up, and I know you won't either.

Hang in there Chris and again, a heartfelt and sincere thank YOU.

Paul

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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:02 PM
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223. Teresa: Intelligence, Class, and Candidness
Same goes for John.

I would have loved that in the White House.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:13 PM
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17. No Clean Slate from me either
I am not fatigued , still a bit sad though.

we gave then one hell of a run for their money

hugs to Everyone

proud patriot
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americanwomanone Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:14 PM
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18. Thank you and your family for all the time you have spent and.............
please know that we will never give up! My sadness and frustration has now left me to be replaced by determination!
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:15 PM
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19. Thanks for all, Chris


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Zorbet55 Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:16 PM
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20. Thanks Chris, sad and confused is a prominent feeling
among most of us now. Still, it was an energetic and worthy campaign and the prime issues were, unfortunately, overshadowed by a biased media. Thanks to you and your families for your sacrifices and to those many millions across the country who also worked so hard.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:17 PM
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21. Thank you, Chris, and your family. God bless all of you, and give our
special thanks to your stepfather and your mother, who would have done this country proud as president and first lady. I believe your stepfather was elected, if the votes were counted accurately, but the election was stolen.

You're correct, though. We move forward.

And we owe Bush nothing. But we will give him opposition, investigation, and exposure. And history will not be kind to him.
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:17 PM
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22. I was proud to cast my vote for the Kerry/Edwards team.
I always have said I was looking for a president that had honesty & integrity. I still believe in the good fight. There are a lot of good people here that still support him. We are all sad, frustrated, & depressed. The key is to turn these feelings into something positive.
Please pass the messages on to him. Please let your mother know that although she is being slandered in some quarters, she is one of the women I admire most these days. She is truly a woman of grace, compassion, intelligence & wit. We are probably closer in age so she is not Mama T, I'd be pleased to call her Sista T. Pat Breen
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:18 PM
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23. Thank you Chris for that wonderful post! Our great nation must
not let Bush get away with election fraud for a second time. Your step father won the 2004 Election fair and square. I hope that out there somewhere is a new team of journalists like the ones who broke Watergate who will fully and fairly investigate and break wide open the crimes of this bunch. God Help us all if they don't! I guess I am an eternal optimist and know that eventually Bush's own party will take him down just like they did Nixon. I dream of the day they walk up to the White House and tell him it is time to go! My name is Mary Brian and it is a pleasure to be a member here. We will stand together for justice!
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NoBorders Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:19 PM
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24. Thanks for your efforts, and sacrifices. Keep up the fight!
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rene moon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:20 PM
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25. Thank you Chris!!
Your words comfort me in this very trying time. Thank your step-dad for all that he has done and I hope, will continue to do. You are right, we don't owe GWB a damn thing.

Best wishes to you and your family.

Natalie
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L84TEA Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:20 PM
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26. I WILL MISS THE HOPE!!!
Thank YOU!!!
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:20 PM
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27. We love your family, Chris, and are proud of you!
:hi:
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:21 PM
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28. Thanks Chris - You're WHOLE FAMILY is an inspiration!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:21 PM
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29. You're welcome Chris, and thank YOU.
Your mom, stepdad, brothers and stepsisters. And I'll join you in telling Bush Inc. to take a long walk off a short pier.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:22 PM
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30. Thank you!
As hard as it is for us it must be 10 times as bad for you and your family. My thoughts go out to you all - and the Edwards family.

Thank you for posting here.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:22 PM
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31. We all agree: "this country made a grave error in judgement on tuesday"
We were so hopeful. We were looking forward to President Kerry's leadership and all the hope he was bringing to us and this great country.

Now the future looks bleak. I mourn all those people who had to die for this unjust war, both our soldiers and all the innocent Iraqis. I feel for the poor, sick, and needy who have been deserted by Bush and his followers. I fear for the environment and what we leave our children behind. I am worried about what they will do to my gay sister and all of my gay friends. I am fearful of losing my constitutional rights, especially my right of freedom of religion.

For all I can say, Bush is not my President. He never was. I have absolutely no respect for him.

Good luck and best wishes to you and your family. Best wishes to Elizabeth Edwards. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Tanja
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:23 PM
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32. I am overcome with sadness
that the ignorance of the American public has denied us the promise of a Kerry administration and a change from the horrible direction this country has taken. I am trying my best to recover my spirit and optimism. I will think about your brave step-father, your strong, fantastic mom, the optimism of John Edwards, the warmth of Elizabeth and the sacrifices all of you made to make this country better for all of this in order to be strong and keep the faith. I really believed in the wisdom of the American people and that disappoints me most of all.

So, thank you to all of you- the Kerry, Heinz and Edwards' families. I suppose your step-dad would not consider another run at this time, but I would stand firmly behind him if he ever did. I think he is inspiring and would be proud to have him as our Commander-in-Chief.

Best wishes to all of your family and thanks again for your stupendous effort, grace, intellect and vision. Exactly what we are sorely lacking right now.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:23 PM
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33. Well, Thank You Chris...
It is an honor to have fought the good fight with you.

Sure, we're all a little down in the mouth, but we are the true Patriots of this nation, we are her defenders. All those of us who love liberty, equality and justice, will be here fighting on. I would expect you will stay on as well, at least I hope you will. There is plenty of room here, all you have to do is believe we can get our country back.

Tell your Stepdad, and everyone else, we did this for him, as well as ourselves. We will wrench this nation back, starting in the mid-term election.

Don't be a stranger!!!!!
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:25 PM
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34. Thank your step-dad for me, and tell him I love him
I'm sorry we couldn't have gotten out the vote for him on Tuesday in sufficient numbers.

He is a great man with a good heart. I hope he will consider running again in 2008. I would certainly support him again. He's made a fan for life out of me.

This is the first election I've ever paid sufficient attention to, and he is the first candidate whose campaign I ever worked for. I thank him, and Clark, and the others for all they did during the campaign, and I assure them that I will remain awake from now on to what's going on in this country.

I know he will make good his pledge to keep fighting. And I will do what I can from here.

Erica
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:29 PM
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45. Thanks Chris.
Tell your stepdad, the next time you talk to him, that he needs to let the party know there is one thing needed out here in One-Fodder Unit land:

Hope. Tell them we need some hope.
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:25 PM
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35. Thanks Chris ... all my best to you and your stepdad...
...to your mom (she's the greatest), to John and Elizabeth Edwards (tell her we're all pulling for her), and to your extended families. John Kerry will be my president for the next four years, no matter what anyone says. Please tell them all how much they are loved and supported here.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:26 PM
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36. Welcome to DU, Chris Heinz. Please stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:32 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB
Thank you, your family and the Edwards (our thoughts are also with Elizabeth for a full and speedy recovery) for a hard fought campaign! We know you gave it your all!!

Please know we care about you, and share this with "the Johns" and your family.

I wish I didn't live in a frickin' "red(neck)" state. Lots of us in Virginia voted Kerry -Edwards.

I weep for our country. :cry:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:26 PM
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37. Hey, Chris
Thanks for everything. You're the best. Love to your mom.

Love ya, man. :loveya:
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:27 PM
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38. Thanks Chris
I hope you take up a career in politics. We need your passion for the future of the party.
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Aunt Anti-bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:27 PM
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39. Thank you Chris.
I, personally, needed that. Welcome to DU. Give your stepdad and your mom our love and best wishes.

Even though we didn't accomplish what we had hoped to, this election was a wonderful experience for my son who asked you in Greensburg if you could get your dad's autograph for him but you couldn't get back on their bus because they were being interviewed by someone. (I know you met millions of people and probably wont remember.) He's 11 years old and he's got determination to do whatever it takes to make this country a better place. He sees your stepdad as a great inspiration and wants to be a senator one day who runs for president. He's heartbroken right now and the sad thing for me is that my 11 year old is actually more intelligent than about 58 million adults in America.

We'll have our time in the future, I'm sure. God bless you all for standing up for all of us and for giving it your all.

Love,

The Adair family
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:28 PM
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40. Thank You All
I was so looking forward to a gracious and inspirational first family - a family who I knew believed in and would bring us a stronger America.

Thank you all so much for your efforts.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:28 PM
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41. Thank you Chris. Chins up here. n/t
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:28 PM
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42. Thank you for pouring your soul into the election
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:29 PM by GumboYaYa
and giving up your life for more than a year. We all share your sadness and dismay today. Hopefully, everyone will recover from the funk and in a few days be back to standing against the tide of right wing fundamentalism we will surely face.

Please don't beat yourself up over the loss. I'm not certain there is much more anyone could have done this cycle to pull off a victory. Certainly few saw the giant tide of "moral values" voters coming our way. Even if we had seen it, I doubt there is much that could have stopped it short of sacrificing dear principles.

Good job; hold your head high and be proud of yourself and your marvelous family.

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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:29 PM
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43. Geez, now you're making me cry!
Thanks, Chris, for all you have done.

:yourock:

Glenda
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:29 PM
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44. Chris!
OK, I am feeling MUCH BETTER NOW. Darn RIGHT we won't give up the fight. NOT NOW, NOT EVER. :hi:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:29 PM
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46. I'm worried because you seem to believe the vote is accurate.
Bush did not suddenly become our beloved leader. He didn't pick up eight million overnight votes.

If you and the Kerry campaign do not understand that you WON and the vote was stolen in the machines, then we have nothing to discuss. If you don't believe there's something to fight for, you won't fight.

YOU PROMISED YOU WOULDN'T GIVE IN. YOU PROMISED YOU'D FIGHT.

So far as I'm concerned, the American people have once again been betrayed by the NICE GUY Democratic leadership which refuses to imagine that the BushCo Republicans are straightforward fascists.

I KNOW the voting machines were crooked. Why don't you?
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:34 PM
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55. get a grip. the guy's coming in to announce he's thankful for us
and you try to rip him a new one. classy.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:38 PM
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70. We had classy losers FOUR years ago. I want fighters.
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SomthingsGotaGive Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:27 PM
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112. I'm with you...
This looks like more "Move On" "Win in 08" dressed up in a thank you.

I believe the sentiment is genuine but I resent the request to turn the other cheek.

The thieves are still in sight.

They are laughing at us.

We need to continue to fight not hug each other until Bush leaves.

Chris if its really you please tell me why it's so important to move on now before we verify the vote.

Whats the rush.


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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:53 PM
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124. don't wait until 2008
Win 2006, start now
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:29 PM
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148. no start with 2004. challenge some of THOSE results...
and then do 2006 now. every day not moving forward is a day closer to another abyss.
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:39 PM
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162. You said it.
My father, a lifelong Dem, a patriot, a Korean war veteran, an upstanding law-abiding citizen and stand-up guy in every way, told me tonight he's happy he's at the end of his life because of the results of this obviously hijacked election.

I'm proud of my father too, and with good reason. His despair did not materialize during the godawful years of 2000-2004, during which time he stood up and did his part to oppose the Bush regime no matter the personal cost to himself. It hit him when the US became a pariah and when it became apparent that the alleged opposition party, to which he has been 100% loyal, would not stand with him even 24 hours and demand that the votes be counted as promised.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:13 AM
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194. The fraud that is apparent in the Florida
and Ohio numbers needs to be challenged and investigated. What's the point of even bothering with future elections if they can be so easily stolen?

After the theft four years ago, no Democratic candidate should have conceded anything without a fight.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:40 PM
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118. it wasn't gained overnight , it was the work of last few years
karl rove got lists of churches and they formed a GOTV effort for it. the state propositions on gay marriage and abortion in florida helped to turn them out and they voted for bush while doing it.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:30 PM
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47. Thank you, Chris
We did everything we could here. Even carried our county. Sorry we couldn't do it for the whole country.
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bluedonkey Donating Member (644 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:30 PM
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Thank you
You tried to make this a better country.
I'm still crying for the loss of the country I've grown to love.My family lived through the Nazi years and survived,well most of them,I hope I can survive 4 more years of *.
As of now I'm not going anywhere,but I will join the boycott of ALL Repub/Fundie businesses.
I DON'T OWE THEM A THING and they're not getting my hard earned $.

It's not much,but it's a start.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:30 PM
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48. Thanks Chris...
I really really wish your mom had had the opportunity to be first lady. I think she probably would have been the best we'd ever seen. She would have been a leader for women everywhere. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to hear her speak. I really wish others had had the same. It was nice to hear a woman with brains speaking again.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:30 PM
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49. Thank you for visiting, it means much in these times
Sadeness can only last so long, the fight has just begun.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:31 PM
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50. "I dont owe George W. Bush shit" Ahhhhhhhhh, thank you for that!
:yourock:

And thanks for working so hard.

Your stepfather was born to be President. I'm sorry he missed the chance.

david
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:32 PM
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51. Thanks to you and your family
for all they have done and will continue to do for us.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:32 PM
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52. I'm more upset that your parents won't be in the White House...
than I am that Bush will be.

That is to say, yeah, I despise Bush, but I love Kerry and your mother with an even greater intensity. We have lost so much potential for good.

I hope you all know that there are **so** many people behind you that really, really appreciated and needed the hope your family offered.
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:33 PM
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53. will you please continue to post here....
and update us? Best wishes to you and yours.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:34 PM
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54. Thank YOU and Senator Kerry
America has indeed made a grave mistake. For all I sakes lets hope its not a catastropic one.
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RichardRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:34 PM
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56. The next time you're all headed for Sun Valley
stop over here in Jackson Hole. Teton County (where we're located) went for Kerry/Edwards overwhelmingly - in Wyoming! Better, it's Dick Cheney's home county and we still repudiated him!

Anyway, we've got good turns here, good snow and a very tall mountain. I'd be happy to act as a guide to the mountain for you, your stepfather (happy, hell, deeply honored) or any other member of the family who'd care to stop by.

Send me a private message through the DU system and I'll give you an email address.

Richard Ray - Jackson Hole, WY
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:34 PM
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57. Please give our love to your Mom and Elizabeth Edwards.nt
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:34 PM
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58. I had to shout at the monitor when the "Are you sure you want to nominate
this topic for the homepage?" dialogue box came up. YES I'M SURE! :D

Thanks Chris, for all you did and all you tried to do for America. My best to your entire family, especially your mom and the Senator.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:34 PM
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59. It means so much that you came her to post this. We are hurting--badly...
and trying so hard to understand. It truly feels like half of our "countrymen" are not only of a different mindset, but must truly be from a different planet.

Please come back to post in the future. Perhaps if you want to let us know something that you can't have attributed to you, you could Private Message someone trusted on DU and let them be the ones to inform us.I am appreciative of you, your entire family and the entire Edwards family. Yet, I ache for all of us..... One day at a time.

Thank you mother-- in particular-- for putting up with more RW crap than anyone should have to. Obviously your stepfather has had to for 30 odd years--from the Swiftboat liars-- but being a trained 'warrier' I guess he is accustomed to it. Your mom, though, is just one hell of a gutsy lady. My respect and thanks to all of you.

Blessings and Great Karmic Wishes to you all and especially the Edwards as Elizabeth fights to regain good health.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:35 PM
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60. Thank you
And I agree. Bush gets no clean slate from me, either. He'll have to clean the slate himself. I don't see that happening. How big of a mess he will have to make before the other half of the country wakes up to his incompetence is yet to be seen. I suspect it will take more deaths, more chaos, more deficit, more world hatred, more polarization before his faithful followers say enough is enough.

Too bad it wasn't sooner rather than later.

Best wishes to you and your family.

MzPip
:dem:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:35 PM
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61. Thanks for Your Hard Work, Chris
Godspeed.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:35 PM
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62. Thanks Chris!
And I for one am glad we dont go unnoticed here
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:35 PM
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63. Yes... we just keep moving forward.
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:39 PM by redqueen
Thanks, and please send our thanks to your family as well.

We'll still be fighting every day for a new Progressive America. Tuesday they won the battle, but we will win the war.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:35 PM
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64. Thanks to you Chris
and to your family. We will prevail in the end. Arrogance in leadership can only take you so far. Four more years and will see the fruits of our efforts. Stick around.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:36 PM
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65. Thank you, Chris. Hang in there. n/t
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:36 PM
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66. Indeed, life goes on, my friend.
Thank you for your service during this campaign. The Kerry, Heinz and Edwards families showed us the very best face of America. I am particularly going to miss having a cultivated and sophisticated First Lady in the person of your mother. Convey my deepest regards to your mother and stepfather, to your stepsisters, to the Edwards family, and in particular to Elizabeth Edwards.

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treehuggnlibrul Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:36 PM
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67. Thank you. And please, pass along our thanks
To your entire family, and to the Edwards.

I can't possibly articulate how deeply I appreciate what all of you went through during the campaign and in the aftermath of the election.

You're right -- sad and confused sums it up perfectly. I look at my two small daughters and feel terribly sad that this country made such a poor decision.

Thank you for posting. It lifts my spirits. But mostly it gives me a chance to say what I've been wanting to say: THANK YOU.


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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:36 PM
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68. Thanks Chris!
And I for one am glad we dont go unnoticed here
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Chili Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:36 PM
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69. THANK YOU...
...for everything you've done for us, to your stepfather and to your entire family, and to the Edwards family as well. I admire you all so much, you've shown nothing but class throughout this entire brutal election season. You will always have my support.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:38 PM
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71. Please tell your step-dad thank you and I still love him!
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:45 PM by merh
I mourn his absence from the office he so deserves. They stole it from us again. The majority of Americans do not believe in Bush or his administration.

Thank you for all of your hard work. I love your family :loveya: (please hug both your mom and step dad for me) :hug:

Thank you for your post. I still have John Kerry's back! My heart is broken for his lose and for the heart ache that your family is going through. :cry: My heart is also broken because the Bush america is not my country, is not the nation I love.

Rest and heal my friend, we will keep on fighting, we will reclaim our nation.

:grouphug: Peace to you.

merh aka Michele Herman

ps: I refuse to remove the Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker from my car!

Thank you to the Kerry and the Edwards families! :yourock:
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:51 PM
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85. Yep, I'm keeping my Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker on too
There's no date on it, so it will work for next time. ;-)
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:39 PM
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72. Thanks Chris. We are all still here for you and your family
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:39 PM
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73. Thank-you!
Thank you and everyone at the Campaign for standing up for America when it really counted. Its too bad that so many people are beyond the reach of reason. And like you said we don't owe Bush anything. HE has done nothing but spread division and history will not look kindly on his mis-rule.
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Gothmog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:39 PM
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74. Thank you and your family
It was a good campaign and very disappointing result. Your step father would have made a great president.

Thanks for the hard work and keep posting here.
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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:40 PM
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75. Yup, no free passes for Georgie Boy
He doesn't get to blame every single solitary thing on 9/11 anymore, and although I pray we don't, if we get attacked again on our own soil, he will have no one to blame but himself and his administration. I don't necessarily expect him to get a clue, but I certainly hope some of the over 50 Million people that voted for him will. Although I certainly wanted your stepfather to win, and to have your wonderful mom as First Lady, maybe things are just going to have to get REALLY BAD before people see the light. Then in 2008, hopefully we will be able to make some radical changes because I think that's what it's going to take.

Like you we are sad, confused, angry, disappointed and tired, but we are not hopeless. We're already making plans for a little something to remind us about 2008. It will be here before we know it, and we're starting now to see if we can't open some minds and hearts out there.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:41 PM
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76. Thank you Chris, for all of your hard work. Your efforts were
on behalf of an extraordinary leader, a brave and selfless fighter, and a truly great American. Please thank Senator Kerry for me. I admire him and your wonderful mother more than I can say.

To the Kerry and Edwards families: :yourock:
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legally blonde Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:41 PM
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77. Thank you
I can't express my thanks enough to you and your family. You brought us hope for a better America--something we haven't felt in a long time.
The Heinz-Kerry family will always be our first family. :loveya:
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sushi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:45 PM
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78. I'm sure you know
that most of the world wanted John Kerry to win. I am so happy for him that he has a great family. Your mother is a woman of substance who will go on doing great work. I was so looking forward to reading plenty about her activities. My subscription to TIME will expire in a few weeks and I wil not renew it because I don't want to read about this administration.
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:45 PM
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79. Thank you Chris
I needed to hear from you today. My daughter and I both voted for John Kerry, we thought John and Teresa would give so much to the world. My daughter called me last night depressed, she said she would not vote again. She is 24, said her vote does not count. We talked for an hour about the election but remained to think her vote does not count. Just reminded her how much she adored Teresa... maybe she will carry Teresa in her heart. I hope so. But, Teresa she thought was the greatest! America lost in this election.

I truly believe we need to bring back hope to the women and men the age of my daughter. Chris, you need to continue to fight for our young people. If there is some way to give them hope for the future, please do this. Our young people are giving up, give them hope and courage please.
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:46 PM
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80. Thank you so much!
And welcome to DU! You are so lucky to be part of such a wonderful family, but I'm sure you know that already. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to you all.
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meti57b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:47 PM
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81. HI!! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you will stay a while!
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:49 PM
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82. Thank you, Chris. And thanks to your wonderful mom
and your courageous stepdad.
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:49 PM
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83. Thank You!
And welcome to DU! :toast:
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Alleycat Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:50 PM
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84. Thanks
The Kerry / Edwards campaign gave me hope. Hope for the future for my self my family and friends. We were with you and yours every step of the way. I am sadden that the outcome was not what we hoped and I am worried and frightened by what the next four years will bring. I think this administration today made their point perfectly clear again by their statement-we will be willing to work with anyone who agrees with us. They ran a campaign which divided us, used wedge issues, fear and smear. Hope was on the way with K/E but unfortunately we are left with more of the same!!!

Good luck and bless all of us because we will need it!
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:51 PM
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86. Thank you, Chris
for all that you all did throughout the campaign.

It was truely wonderous to see and it made me so hopeful and proud of the USA that we could pick two such fine gentelmen to be our standardbearers.

Like you, I'm "sad and confused" right now, not knowing what exactly to do next.

I'm truely sorry y'all won't be our nation's first families. All of you are class acts in my book. :hug:

But we Dems are survivors and we will surely know when the time comes, what to do next.

If you have the time, please come vist with us again sometime.

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smbolisnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:51 PM
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87. Thank you!
The past few days have been so hard, and your post just made my night so much better! Please send my thoughts and sincere thanks to your family and to the Edwards family.....especially Elizabeth :hug: I know that nobody could have done any more than your step-father did....he gave me hope in this country again. Unfortunately, THEY didn't come through. I too, am a fan of his for life. We will get through the next 4 years, one way or another.

Meg
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:53 PM
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88. Hear! Hear!
You, your family, your step-father and the Edwards family are greatly appreciated. And don't worry, this is George Bush we're talking about.

He'll screw up. Watch it happen.
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:53 PM
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89. From my family to yours.
Thank you Kerry, Heinz, and Edwards families. We love you.

:grouphug:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:55 PM
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90. Thank you, Chris, for all you've done.
I still know that John Kerry is exactly the right man to be president at this time. I saw how hard everyone fought to make that happen and I appreciate every last bit of effort. Thanks. All the best.

Now, don't you dare be a stranger! ;) Come visit now and again.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:55 PM
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91. Hey Chris, do us a favor and run against Santorum in 2006
thanks

:hi:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:56 PM
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92. Thank you, Chris.
And the beat goes on...
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:57 PM
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93. Thanks For Everything
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 07:09 PM by Greylyn58
that you, your family and John Kerry tried to accomplish. Thank you for trying to put our country back on the right track and lead us into a better future.

I can relate to your feelings of sadness. It will probably take me a few days to recover, but I will go on. I just wish it would have been under President Kerry's stewardship.

Your family will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.

:hug:
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LuLu550 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:57 PM
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94. Thank you, your family and the Edwards family
The only thing that will get us through the next four years is keeping hope alive and believing hope is still on the way.

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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:57 PM
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95. Thank your family:) No clean slate! Keep the fight alive!
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:58 PM by sundog
:bounce:
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avenueb Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:58 PM
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96. thanks Chris
Thanks so much for this. We are stronger for it. Let the healing begin, and let the fight for a better America continue from this day forward.
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:59 PM
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97. Bless you Chris
Sending our love and gratitude to you, your family and the Edwards family. They can take my President, my country but never, never my hope.

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mutius Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:00 PM
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98. Thank you pride cometh before a fall
thanks for the uplift. I will never come under George w bush. He claims to be a righteous man hu. The Bibles says pride cometh before a fall. and I believe this administration is beyond prideful. Just sit back and wait.
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Proud_Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:02 PM
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99. We're not giving up
You all take a well-deserved rest. But we're still fighting for all the votes to be counted. GWB stole it again and he'll be exposed for that. Thanks for all your work!

Marit
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:02 PM
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100. This is classy as hell. Thank you, Chris. eom
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:03 PM
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101. I want to add my thanks
and my profound gratitude for fighting the good fight. We will be back.

Loki aka LeeAnn Hamilton
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:03 PM
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102. thanks for your efforts, i thought you had it...
The rallies you were getting at the end of your campaign was truly inspiring and I was so convinced we would win. Now we must try and channel that energy into winning back the Senate in 2006 and the White House in 2008.

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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:04 PM
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103. Welcome and thank you, Chris.
I had such high hopes going into 11-2. My whole family was pumped. My husband, two kids, my dad, and I saw your mother and stepfather in Tempe after the final debate. It was so inspiring. The crowd was impressive, both in size and diversity. My family canvassed for your stepfather, and I worked a phone shift on election day to GOTV.

Your mom and step-dad are remarkable people. The love they have for each other shines through every time they are near each other. Your mom and dad did a wonderful job raising you and your brothers. Your stepsisters are poised and intelligent. All of you added a great deal to the campaign and I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts.

I owe George Bush nothing. I will never stand behind him, and I see from the "olive branch" he offered today, he was never serious about reaching out to blue Americans. If I shared George's goals I would have voted for him.

Thanks again for all your efforts, and thank you so much for checking in here to say hi.

Peace to you and your entire family.



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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:06 PM
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104. Damn it Chris ..... ya made cry AGAIN!!
My love to your family.

Thanks!
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seaglass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:07 PM
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105. Thank you Chris, for your hard work and for popping in
here every once in a while.

Please thank your family and the Edwards' family, I'm grateful for your efforts to fight for all of us.
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CAcyclist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:10 PM
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106. Thank you, Chris,
Thank you for fighting so hard, for being part of the family I so wanted to see lead us.

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heidiho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:15 PM
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107. Your Post Made Me Smile for the First Time Today
as I sat and cried and raged and cried and raged.

I love your family so much - your mother is such a class act - so lovely and brilliant and unique. You and your brother Andre worked so tirelessly and were so great on the campaign trail. John is so lucky to have such a great family.

I too feel so very sad for America. Who will pay the price for this horrible turn of events - our children and our grandchildren.

You guys brought me hope and pride again. Nothing can take that away. I hope your mother is doing okay. She is my idol.

Thank you so much for "coming out". We all needed that today.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:20 PM
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108. Thanks so much to you Chris
and to your step-father, our brave hero John Kerry, and his political partner John Edwards.

My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

I am deeply saddened and angry over the election results but know we must move on and fight another day.

We will prevail over this greedy, thoughtless administration.
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Only Me Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:22 PM
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109. When we needed hope John Kerry came forward
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 07:48 PM by myday38
and gave us that hope. I still have hope for this party. If we loose that we will break this party in two and we won't have a solid following in time for the next election. Assuming we can survive another four years. But we deeply need direction. We need people like John kerry, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Hilary Clinton, John Edwards,
Gen.Clark, You and your wonderful family, to speak for us and bring this party together.

I am just a rural voter that lives on a small fixed income. My family never needed what Bush was selling. What this party has stood for and what John Kerry stood for held me solid. He fought for my issues. The low to middle income people may not survive to many more administrations like what we've had. So why did over half this nation go the other direction? Fear. They were sold a hefty dose of fear of social issues, fear of John Kerry, fear of Democrats and fear of Safety for our nation. Now the media is trying to sell the fact that this party should re-invent it's self. We need our leaders now like never before to keep this party together in what ever direction it needs to go, if it needs to go at all.

Thanks to you all for fighting the fight. Please stay involved we need you.

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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:22 PM
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110. Thank you Chris!
And thanks to your mother, brothers, step-father, and step sisters, too!
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:26 PM
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111. Bless you, Chris.
I agree, "history will make this clear".
History has NEVER looked kindly on an administration that represses and divides for political gain.
My best to you and your family and THANK YOU.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:29 PM
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113. Buy Us a Network
Chris, thanks to all of you, too. It was almost there ...... but there is something you could do for the half of the country that didn't choose Bush ..........

The campaign has, right now, a huge list of serious big money donors.

Get them together and

**** BUY **** US **** A **** NETWORK ****

Ideally, this would an outright takeover of something like MSNBC. But even getting a small operation like Air America to go national would be huge for us.


We need a voice and right now, you guys are in the best position to get a white knoight out for US.

God Bles You
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:30 PM
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114. Welcome aboard, Chris!
I have to admit: I was livid when Senator Kerry conceded yesterday. Hell, he could've made those GOP bastards sweat a while longer!

However, I don't regret having cast my vote for Kerry/Edwards. They both strike me as decent men who genuinely care about the American people. I extend my best wishes to both the Kerry and Edwards families, with my heart especially going out to Elizabeth Edwards. I hope she pulls through! :hug:

I also hope the senators (and their wives) will continue to fight the good fight. And they're certainly more than welcome at DU! :kick:
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:34 PM
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115. Thank you, Chris
I am proud to stand with you and your family.
the coalminer's daughter from Ohio
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:34 PM
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116. Thanks Chris!
We're down, but we're not out. Fact is, this is just going to make us stronger. The criminals who have hi-jacked the Republican Party and this country are going to learn about paybacks in the not too distant future.

Please thank your Mom and step-Dad for the outstanding campaign and the efforts that they put in on our behalf. They made us proud.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:36 PM
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117. Thank you and your family
and the Edwards family as well, and thanks for posting this. I think everyone here is grieving and/or angry, and I woke up this morning still hoping Tuesday was just a bad dream.

I don't believe the results, and I never will. It is not just a tragedy for Americans, but for the rest of the world that will have to suffer the consequences of the Bush Doctrine and whatever other cockamamie crap Bush and his advisors cook up. I can't bear to see him already smirking and gloating about his "political capital" and "the will of the people". I think it is going to be a looooooong 4 years.

But again, thank you for your thoughts. I'm sure you know we at DU are thrilled to hear from you, and I wish you, your incredible mother, the rest of your family and the Edwards family all the best (special thoughts for Elizabeth).

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:42 PM
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119. I don't owe George W. Bush shit either.
Nor do I owe anything to anyone who voted for him. And they need to get the message right away that there is NO mandate. I think we need a massive NOT A MANDATE inaugural protest.

I'm convinced they stole it with the voting machines.

We are all heartbroken, Chris. I love your stepdad. My deepest thanks to you and your family. Get a new nick and stick around - we're not going anywhere.

~S

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:44 PM
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120. You wouldn't be surprised to know that I am devastated....but. still full
of hope and determination.

I will NOT give up.

John Kerry won the presidency by the vote of the people. Rigged machines gave it to an undeserving schemer.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:44 PM
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121. Thank you, your family, the Kerrys and the Edwards family
for their hard work and dedication to America.

We fight on.
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GoSolar Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:50 PM
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122. Thanks, Chris. Senator Kerry won OH. We love you.
Please challenge the election results.

We need a Democratic voice in the media and the public forum.
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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:53 PM
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123. Thank you!
Thank you so much for fighting with us.
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fofer Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:54 PM
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125. Thank you, Chris
You and your family, and the Edwardses, are true class acts, wonderful people. I was proud to vote for your stepfather, one of the country's great men. Thank you for all of your hard work. We will move forward.
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pantouflard Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:57 PM
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126. We aren't going away! We'll still be here to support all of you.
Hearing from you has improved my mood considerably. Stay in touch with us. We're devoted fans! Thanks so much, and best wishes to all -- especially the Edwardses.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:03 PM
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127. THANK YOU for all your time and effort trying to change
this crazy world. Your brothers and you and step-sisters were an inspiration to all of us. Everytime any of you spoke, I was tranfixed with your intelligence, passion, and compassion. I met your mother and she just seemed so smart and loveing. Your step-father inspired us all. I, too, feel like a stranger to my country. Thanks for the good fight.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:03 PM
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128. We've got your back. n/t
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Madrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:03 PM
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129. Thank you, your family, and the Edwards family.
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 08:04 PM by PROUD DemocRAT
I don't believe Bush won this election any more than he won the 2000 debacle. I know I'm not alone in this - and quite frankly, I think anyone that DOESN'T think something shady happened is delusional and has not been paying attention.

That said - and all election fraud aside, America failed the Kerry/Edwards campaign. The election could not have been so easily stolen if America were willing to open it's eyes and see things as they are. John Kerry should have won by so many votes that fraud would have been obvious and impossible.

I am thankful for one thing regarding this election Chris - that your family will no longer be run through the sludge that is the republican disinformation and slander campaign. As bad as it's been thus far, it would have worsened to unbelievable levels if we had won the election.

Okay - I'm thankful for one other thing too. As Bill Maher said - now, for the first time in his life, George W. Bush will have to clean up his own mess.


All my love and respect to the Kerry/Heinz/Edwards families. Thank you for fighting for us - especially during this last year. Peace be with you all.


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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:08 PM
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130. Beautiful!
Stick with us, and we will continue to work as the "opposition party" in the United States. We are not done yet. Matter of fact, we have not yet begun to fight.
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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:10 PM
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131. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Thank you for posting, Chris. Along with 55 million other Americans who voted for your stepfather, I worry for this country today. But we will not give up! Mark my word!

(now get some sleep)
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seraph Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:11 PM
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132. Thank You Chris! (nt)
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choicevoice Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:15 PM
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133. Thank you Chris and your entire family along with the Edwards family
I have been known as Mama P by my childrens friends for as long as I can remember. I was tickled to hear that your mother was referred to as Mama T.

My thoughts are with you and your family as well as the Edwards family.
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kilaana Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:20 PM
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134. Thank you so much
Thanks to all involved in the Kerry campaign for giving us hope. I think John Kerry's intelligence and compassion would have made him a truly great president. (And not to mention having a fellow windsurfer in the White House would have been so very cool!).

It's just heart-wrenching to me to have that dream of a good president and country I could be proud of be blown away, whether it be from rigged voting machines, or (what I consider to be) poor judgement on the part of American voters.

It could have been SO GOOD. And now it's just, well, SO BAD.

I love this country, and it feels so weird to be so ashamed of it.

I think now we need to figure out why. Why did so many people vote this way? And how can they be educated/encouraged to make more wise and compassionate decisions in the future?


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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:20 PM
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135. Do you think that Jonn Kerry is just too
classy to come to grips with this evil administration? I don't mean that in a negative way, I truly feel that he is morally superior to *, and perhaps can not fathom the depths of depravity to which this administration will sink. For instance, I am still concerned about the votes that were not counted, and I am sure that there was fraud. Will you encourage him to pursue this? And thank you so much for everything. My husband and I did everything we could to get your stepfather elected, as you did. We are still reeling from the disappointment, but we are not about to give up!!
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:29 PM
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136. Thank you Chris!
Before the election, I told folks that Kerry was a shoe-in, save for vote fraud. I was right.

Vote fraud and BBV are our biggest problems as a party.

Thanks for your efforts, and thanks to elected (but not counted) President Kerry.
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onecitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:33 PM
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137. Hi Chris......
We love your whole family. Your Mom is awesome. She ranks at the top of my "if I could meet anyone" list.

Thanks for your commitment and putting your life on hold for us. We love you for it.
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mdguss Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:42 PM
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138. I'm proud of your step-father, mother, you and, your entire family:
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 08:46 PM by mdguss
I know a little about the long nights, but I can't imagine how difficult it is to have a family member running for president. The service of your family to this party was first rate. You are a great spokesperson for our party, and a big reason why the youth vote went our way.

There is one thing that really isn't being talked about, and in time it will be what is remembered about this campaign: John Kerry made the Democratic Party credible again on issues of defense and national security. That will allow a Democrat in the future--and it could even be you--to win the presidency.

Thanks for the hard work. All my best to your family. I am proud that I voted for John Kerry for President. And I'm glad that the party has a leader like him.
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MoonAndSun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:49 PM
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139. I will be forever grateful to both your family and the Edwards
family (Elizabeth is in my thoughts) for putting yourselves out there for the American people. :grouphug:
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jbm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:52 PM
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140. Thank you...
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 09:02 PM by jbm
I will always be grateful for all that you, your family, and the Edwards family did for us. In a truly just and perfect world, it would have been Kerry/Edwards by a unanimous vote,and the world would have been vastly improved. I will never believe it was the result of something more you could have done, or something you could have done differently. I spent election night in our little local dem headquarters, and watched a very nice, very qualified 56 year old man who had worked for the assessors office for 23 years lose to a 26 year old who had never really had a job. Working in the assessors office here is political, so the 56 year old may lose his job. I watched a man who had been with the highway patrol for 30 years, and had tons of qualifications lose his bid for sherriff to a guy whose qualification was that he had taught law enforcement at the community college. By the end of the night we had only one local winner, one state winner who had been uncontested, and Robin Carnahan who defeated her opponent.

They lost because their friends and neighbors who knew them and knew them well..voted against them out of some misguided sense of religion. I guess I'm just trying to say that fundie religion trumps most anything else..at least here in Missouri anyway.

I hear what you're saying about the sense of patriotism. I was thinking yesterday that I want my country to work towards goals and ideals that reflect what I believe, and to be a place where terms like values and morals mean what I think they mean, and not some crazy twisted judgemental thing that I can't possibly relate to. I figured if these people run the country and we share no common views, then screw em and they can have the country too. I'm not sure if I'll still feel that way in a week..we'll see.

Thanks again for everything you did. I will never be able to tell you how much it was appreciated.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:56 PM
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141. I am so sorry that Kerry and your Mom
are not our newly elected President and First Lady, Chris!

Thank you so much for taking the time to post on our Board. Many of us are still in shock because we had no idea that it(somehow) would go this way.

The only consolation is now bush is stuck with his own mess to clean up..for ONCE!

And, I think giving them the prerequiste rope to hang themselves will save the Country.

:grouphug:
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vxd_vcache Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 08:58 PM
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142. Thank you Chris!! I have nothing ,but love and respect for
both the Kerry and the Edwards family. I wish all of you nothing but the very best in any and all future endeavors.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:00 PM
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143. I am sad because I think this country
has just thrown away the opportunity to have an incredible President and Vice-President. Not only that, but their remarkable wives and children who are all so intelligent and committed to making this country better. The country has lost much more than John Kerry and John Edwards have and I suspect that will become more and more apparent as the days go by.

Thank you, Chris. Thank you to your family. Your mom would have been a great First Lady.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:05 PM
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144. Thank YOU Chris. And please thank your Mom and Step Dad for their hard
fought battle.

I am not convinced that the election is legit and I hope JK will keep his ear to the ground just in case we need him to take up the battle of possible fraud.

If it is legit, America bought the lies, and there isn't much we can do until we take back the media.

I am certain JK will make a difference in the Senate and keep fighting as he promised Chris.

Blessings to you, your brother, your Step Dad of course ;) your Mom and the Edwards family.

:hug:

Again, thanks for your dedication to America.
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georgia-demogirl Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:08 PM
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145. Thank you Chris!
I come here everyday for support, and these past couple days have made me need DU more than ever. Reading your message really helps me and I appreciate you taking time to come here and thank us.

I am so heart sick that Senator Kerry is not our new President and am so frightened about the future of our country and world. I will never give up hope and I appreciate the hard work of Senator Kerry and Edwards campaign! The democrats WILL survive!!!!

God bless you!!!!

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lolamio Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:13 PM
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146. Thank you.
We will continue to fight the good fight. Be assured of that.

Peace. :)
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:16 PM
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147. Best wishes and warm thoughts to you and your family.
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vetwife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:40 PM
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149. Thank you Chris and thank your Mother and Stepdad
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 09:56 PM by vetwife
We fought and will continue to fight to take this country back from the idealogical koolaid sippers who have thrown America into a world of despair but we are still here and we will continue to Fight back !
My husband was in Vietnam and is 100 percent disabled and while John Kerry was testifying he was relieved about someone stepping forward to tell the truth in 1971. He was in the jungle in 71 and knew someone had to step forward. Thank Sen. Kerrry for that, please.

I have fought the SB Liars and have been hated for fighting the Falwells (have the hate mail to prove it). We have put our heart and soul into this fight for democracy and will continue to do so.
We wish Mrs. Edwards a speedy recovery.

I have gone to Washington, spoke on tv and radio and put out a GOTV CD and yes I too am a person of faith and that flag does not belong to one party, nor one man and neither does God. I owe no allegience to George W. Bush.

Thank you for writing us and this thread was extremely inspiring.
Thank your mother on behalf of women eveywhere and thank Sen. Kerry.
Thank you for recognizing our efforts.

Amanda (vetwife) Kato
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desertalien Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:54 PM
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150. Thank you for your post.
Get some rest and then, rejoin the effort. America needs more people like you in this battle. Hugs to your family. I felt your stepfather's embrace yesterday. Your mother must be brilliant. Prayers to Elizabeth and the whole Edwards family. Again thank you.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 09:54 PM
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151. You people looking to adopt a forty year old by chance? LOL
Many thanks to your stepfather and your family--and the adoption thing was a joke (but by all means PM me if your family is interested)

There are many people out in cyberspace that think your father got robbed and we are currently ferreting around trying to prove it!

Again, many thanks! :)
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:07 PM
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152. Please give the message that matters
Dear Chris,

I admire your mother greatly. I admire Mrs. Edwards greatly too. John Edwards was my first choice for President.

And then, as I watched, I grew to adore John Kerry.

My life is a good one, I didn't personally need the hope that was promised. But I feel let down. I feel that every vote needs to count. I don't think they were. Even beyond winning, it's important that the voters know their vote is counted. It seems to me, the most basic premise for a Democracy.

I think I get it now, even challenging (you)this little bit is hard. Standing up to any power is hard. I get it.

No retreat and no surrender doesn't encompass unity. But what do I know? If you are confused it's because reality doesn't match reality.
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ethereal Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:12 PM
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154. What a great post!
Chris,

You and your family fought valiantly and started a groundswell that will not die. I look forward to seeing great things from you in the future! Thank you and your family for all your hard work and great leadership.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:10 PM
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153. My love to your whole family, Chris.
And to the Edwards family as well. It's been hard to accept this - one of my deepest disappointments is that I will not have your Mom as my first lady. She is such a strong, bright and honest woman. I so wanted young women in this country to have her and Elizabeth there (imagine two such wonderful women?) - to show them just what they could be.


Bush's hubris and arrogance will be his undoing. {


I hope to see you here again as we try to find the most effective ways to move forward.

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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:18 PM
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155. Thank YOU Chris. As a stepmother.. your family is an inspiration to me.
I remember the "my name is" thread. I participated, and it was very moving for us, too. Thanks for everything.. I think the anger many of us felt, immediately after the concession, is ebbing. We all had so much at stake, too. Thanks for your sacrifice, thanks for helping us believe.. for a while.

Peace to your you and your family.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:25 PM
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156. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO? WE'RE HERE!!!
For the first time in my life, I was inspired by the political process. I became involved, engaged, and committed to a cause that could change the world. (as a pastor, I do have other allegiances than the USA, but this campaign brought me out into the political world.)

Perhaps denial is at work, but I'm having a hard time accepting the election results. I, and so many others, simply do not believe the results. Too much does not make sense...

Right now, I feel...violated. Still in shock. Astonished that so many people look to false morality and a distorted faith, and have no compassion or love in their hearts.

Chris, we love all that you and your family have stood for. Hope is central to making the day-to-day possible, and you guys gave us hope. And I sincerely hope that things don't end here.

We've still got your back...you will always have it.

Sincerely,
Ruth
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:28 PM
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157. Thank you Chris
And thanks to the whole campaign and your family.
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funky_bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:30 PM
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158. Thank you for my mantra
"I don't owe George W. Bush shit. He doesn't get a clean slate from me."

We love you guys. Thanks for checking in on us. We needed a piece of the Kerry machine more than we ever did before.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:31 PM
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159. Thank you, Chris, you echo my own feelings
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:32 PM
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160. "I don't owe George W. Bush shit"
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:38 PM
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161. Hang in there Chris and get some sleep
In the meantime, some of us are digging into the results and there are major discrepancies. Especially in FL. I work with numbers for a living and these numbers are not adding up. Statistically, there is some really interesting patterns turning up.

I hope that behind the scenes the folks on your legal teams are digging through these numbers also.

I still hope and believe that every vote will be counted before the Electoral College votes. It is our only hope.

PBWY
DYEW

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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:42 PM
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163. Thank you and thank John Kerry and the rest of the family!
He put his life on the line for this campaign and I thank him for everything he gave.
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shelley806 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:45 PM
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164. Thank you and your family so much!!
We are all praying for Elizabeth and all of you. It is such a shock to realize that the world would have nominated John Kerry in a landslide. I still disbelieve the election results. People wanted a change and they came out in large numbers to vote for Kerry! There has been so much work done at DU, trying to make sense of the discrepancies in the exit polling and in the actual tabulated votes, and there seems to be a good correlation when states that used paper or non electronic voting methods are compared to exit polling. In states that use electronic (cheating) machines, the correlation is lost, and Bush gains in those states by 4%-15%. Faun Otter wrote an excellent article on this and I've included the link below, as well as others. Otter believes that tampering is likely.

I would beg of you to consider some of this new information, because we are of the opinion that a concession is not legally binding. Perhaps you can pass this on, and maybe it will change Kerry and Edward's minds. We can't imagine them giving up. Whatever the division this may cause to the country will not be as great as the division that Bush has already caused, and it will likely get worse in the next 4 years because he cannot run for re-election.

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

Exit polls analysis versus reported vote count

Faun Otter

Also, these 2 other threads:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

althecat

George Bush's 8 Million New Votes Found STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

Ladyhawk

Raging Against the Machines--I Need Your Help to Compile Resources!!!!
...................................................................

There are certain to be many that I've not included; these are just the ones that I've studied thoroughly.

Bless all of you and thank you so much!
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shelley806 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:52 PM
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166. P.S. to my post! I love and respect your step-father and adore your Mom!
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 10:53 PM by shelley806
n/t
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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:15 PM
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228. Thank you for your hard work; but I'm not giving up!
Can we please fight the results? Under the table if you wish, but the election was STOLEN and we are gathering evidence.

I know it seems like a monumental task; but the campaign itself was a monumental task. We have to fight because every exit poll AND the polls before the election and EVERY pundit said Kerry would win. And we did win, but the election was rigged. Please, please, please talk to your stepfather. Ask him, if he cannot challenge the results, to take up our cause against electronic voting without paper trails so that this never happens again.

We have put our hope in you all, and although it isn't right; I and my husband feel betrayed. I know Kerry has fought this corrupt regime before--and eventually he won. He is one of the few people in politics that I trust. If he would only decide to contest; we would have his back. And believe it or not, WE are the majority. I refuse to believe that the exit polls we've used for years are suddenly wrong only in swing states.

Thanks for giving your all. And please give our thanks to your family and the Edwards family. May the Creator bless us all; because we are going to need it the next four years.
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KC21304 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:48 PM
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165. Thanks, Chris for the kind words.
And thank your wonderful mother, step father, and the rest of the Heinz, Kerry and Edwards families. Special thoughts and prayers for Elizabeth.


I had the great pleasure of meeting Sen.Kerry when he was in Madison with Gen.Clark in February. And I saw him from a little farther away in Appleton in the rain a few weeks ago. This was not the way it was supposed to end.

It would be tragic if only unprincipled men could be elected President in this country but it seems to be headed that way unless we act now. We do need men like you in politics.

Love to all.

Milly

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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:55 PM
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167. Thank you Chris
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 10:58 PM by huskerlaw
During the primary season, I was one of those ABB voters. I was willing to support anyone who could beat Bush. As the campaign progressed, however, I was became a Kerry supporter. Actually, I became a fan of your mother first. Something about her made me take notice, and I said to myself, "Hey, if she sees something in this John Kerry guy, maybe I should take a second look." I'm glad I did.

Since I live in Nebraska (so solidly red, it makes me sick), I did not have the opportunity to be as active in the campaign as I wanted. However, I did make it to Kansas City for the rally on August 6 and to Green Bay a week and a half ago. Seeing John Kerry in person was a truly magical experience. Aside from my feelings about another 4 years of Bush, I am truly sad that this country will not have the opportunity to benefit from his leadership and vision.

I sincerely thank you and your family for fighting for us.

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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:56 PM
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168. Chris, you and everyone involved in the campaign did a great
job, and I still believe you won. Your future in politics is a sure thing - you've got it all and I would vote for you for anything you decided to run for. We all thank you for all you did.
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RandomUser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 10:57 PM
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169. Thank you, Chris
Thank you for all the hard work you've put in. In the days, weeks, and months to come...there will be lots of debates, analysis, self-criticism and recriminations in this party. But the one thing we are all in agreement about is that a lot of people have put in a lot of long hours and hard work fighting the good fight. I, too, am greatly disappointed in the election results, but that doesn't lessen what you've sacrificed and invested to help our democracy. Thank you.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:00 PM
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170. Thanks Chris.
Never Give Up.


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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:03 PM
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171. Thank you, Chris...
and please thank your mother, John, John and Elizabeth. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

I am heart-broken and angry. I can't believe anyone would choose a lying sack of shit like GW over John Kerry. I have never been so proud to vote for a man in my life and I thank him for his strength, intelligence and moral clarity. FIFTY FIVE MILLION people know the truth.
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MusicTVstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:09 PM
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172. Thank you Chris (nt)
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:11 PM
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173. Thank you Mr. Heinz
I appreciate all the work you did and your family did. I came to completely respect and admire Senator Kerry and I cast my vote for him with great pride.

Only one part of what you said do I disagree with: I do not owe my bush-voting neighbors anything. They have voted in such a way that hurts my family and all of us. They've rubber stamped bush's shameful and hideous policies and I cannot abide that.

Thank you for posting here, it is a comfort. My thoughts are with Mrs. Edwards, as well.

Moonbeam
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:11 PM
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174. thank you so much!
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:14 PM
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175. great post!
:thumbsup:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:17 PM
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176. Thank you for stopping by to share.
I found it interesting you said you feel "confused because I dont feel the same closeness for my country"

I was thinking that as I returned home from work this evening. I've always been a bit outside the "norm" but I always thought we as a country wanted the same basic things. As I was driving and looking at all the cars and the houses and businesses all I could think was, I don't understand my country any more. I can't believe my very core values are so out of sync with the rest of this country. How is that possible? How, when did that happen?

See, you're still helping. You just gave voice to my thoughts.

Thank you.

Much love, peace, joy, and health to you and yours.




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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:18 PM
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177. if we sustain our hope for a better day, we will never be defeated.
good luck and all the best to you and your family. make sure your dad uses that pick that bruce gave him monday night in cleveland. you dad is a great man. tell him that for me.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:20 PM
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178. Me, too!
Chris, your whole family, Heinzs' and Kerrys, and Edwards', I love you all! I am very proud to have had you represent us and thanks to everyone who put so much time and effort into your/our campaign.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:23 PM
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179. Chris, I have never been so proud
of my middle name. It's Teresa. I love your mom. She is everything I hoped for in a First Lady -- intelligent, spirited, warm and caring. She is everything the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not. This, to me, says it all.

Please forgive my anger towards your stepfather yesterday. I realize he was doing his best to take the high road.

In the meantime, welcome to DU, and we hope you'll feel among friends here.

Julie
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drhilarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:24 PM
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180. I needed that.
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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:27 PM
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181. thank you for taking the time to post and write us a letter.
I thank you and your family for fighting and working as hard as y'all did in this election. I saw your mom at the Tucson rally and though she looked tired, she was still AMAZING. She is a remarkable woman.



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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:27 PM
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182. words fail me
I love John & Teresa like my own family.

The kids in the high school I teach at are devastated, they found out yesterday partway through the day from the CNN website. We just stood there staring at each other, not able to say anything - no voices, only tears.

This is one of the worst decisions our country has made in its history.
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 11:57 PM
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183. How thoughtful of you to touch base with
the folks at DU. Thank you for everything.
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prairie populist Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:04 AM
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184. Good job, kiddo. Thanks for boosting morale out here.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:05 AM
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185. Thanks Chris !!!
:grouphug:
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JSJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:17 AM
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186. lost, yes- but egos still must be fed
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:21 AM
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187. Thank you, Chris.
I live in Illinois, possibly one of the few sane states left in this union.

I love and respect your family, and I always will. You gave us hope.

That hope will not die. * is going to have a long, uphill battle against us and the rest of the world. He will not win that battle.

The last time we had an all republican congress and presidency was during the Hoover years. We all know what that gave us.

I do not look forward to the hardship and worldwide revulsion that face us. But perhaps it is the only way to get back on a sane course.

Thank you for being here. And please stay with us at DU.
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Maiden England Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:40 AM
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188. Thank you
for all the hard work you and your family have put in.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:00 AM
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189. thank you for coming on board to tell us how you feel!
I don't owe Bush anything either. During his first four years, he did nothing at all to earn my trust, and he won't get it in the next four years.

I, however, will work on getting my country back.
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:02 AM
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190. Dear Chris:
Just a quick note to say a thousand "thank yous" for all of your hard work and motivation of the Democratic base. You will never know how much it meant to us to have you - a young person - out there, lifting our spirits and giving us hope. We know that once again another election was high jacked by Karl Rove and Company, and we're not gonna stand for it. If the Dems were fired up and united during the preceding four years, we are TEN TIMES more so in the aftermath of this travesty. Senators Kerry and Edwards were clearly the better candidates -- any intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate person who truly loves and cares about this country knows it. Unify? HELL NO!

Back in 2002, your mother came out and endorsed Ed Rendell for Governor. As someone who worked on the Rendell campaign in Harrisburg, I felt deeply honored and grateful to her. Thanks in part to Mrs. Heinz Kerry, The Keystone State has someone in the Governor's Mansion who will fight for Pennsylvanians every day he's in office and has the political capital to attract businesses and jobs there.

My husband and I also send our thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Edwards for a speedy and full recovery. As a fellow graduate of North Carolina State University (class of '80), Hubby was really looking forward to seeing a fellow Wolfpacker in the Vice President's Mansion!

BTW: Please say "hello" to Mike McCurry for me. My colleague Eileen Bernacki and I were his secretaries when Mike was the Spokesperson at the State Department. I hope he, his lovely wife Deborah and their three children are happy, prospering and in good health. I look forward to seeing Mike back in the next Democratic administration!

Be well, young man and don't be a stranger. I look forward to seeing you making a run for public office in the very near future -- and doing some work on YOUR campaign! :)

Sincerely yours,

Dana Carrico Wilson
Woodbridge, Virginia



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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:57 AM
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191. KICK for Chris Heinz
and for Democracy

:kick:
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:06 AM
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192. Thank you & thanks to your mother, stepfather and the Edwards.
The hope and determination we shared, for many of us, will remain and grow in the years ahead.


"THESE are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain, too cheap, we esteem too lightly:--'Tis dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to set a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis (No. I)
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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:48 AM
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193. Thank you, Chris.
Thank you to your Step-father and John Edwards. And to your mother and Elizabeth. You all have given us so much.

I wish my heart weren't breaking.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:38 AM
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195. The election was stolen right before our eyes
I'm not fooled for a minute about the direction your stepfather will take. From what I've studied, he's always been a tough adversary, particularly when closing a campaign. If the electronic theft isn't addressed, what will be the sense of our working our hearts out to elect anyone in the future? There are too many highly intelligent experts who are staking their reputation on the fact that these new electronic voting machines can be and ARE rigged.

It is imperative for John Kerry to fight for his rightful position. The entire world is watching this time.

Best wishes to you and your wonderful family.

Kathryn
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:49 AM
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196. please give John Kerry a big hug for me
i just think he is a great guy.
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flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:51 AM
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197. Thanks for posting - lots of wishes for Elizabeth!
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LiberteToujours Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:56 AM
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198. Chris, you're hot!
Sorry, just trying to lighten things up. But it's true. :) Thank you so much for everything you did for the campaign and for America. 55 million Americans were right this election.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:06 AM
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199. Thank You
For a few months your stepfather gave us some hope.

The nation really missed an opportunity to elect a great man, that would have made a great president.

My sister said she saw you when you were at UM. The other night after the election she called home and was crying. I was so surprised because she isn't very political.

Once again thank you.
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StElsewhere Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:12 AM
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200. Chris, For The Past Four Years
I've watched in horror at what this nation was becoming. My only hope was that at the end of four years we would have a fresh start.That is not to be. I sincerely thank you and your family for the time and effort you spent trying to make this country a better place in which to live.
I didn't think it was possible for me to hate the smirking chimp anymore than I already did but I'll be damned, I was wrong.
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Presidentcokedupfratboy Donating Member (994 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:21 AM
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201. Thank you, Chris
Thanks to you and your family, and the Edwards family, for keeping the faith.

Tell Sens. Kerry and Edwards to keep fighting the good fight. We believe in them, just as they believed in us.
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requiem99 Donating Member (663 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:29 AM
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202. Thank you Chris.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:45 AM
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203. I missed this thread before, thanks to those who
bumped it back up.

Chris, I know others have already thanked you for your courage and kind words. And I know that others have asked you to send our best wishes and thanks to your mom and your stepdad. But please allow me to pile on the praise and gratitude to you and your family, and ask that you pass this along to your stepdad:

John, thank you so much for all you've offered, all you've sacrificed and all you've taught us about the way a true statesman behaves. You have my undying gratitude for running an honest, thoughtful campaign against a group of vicious, hate-mongering liars. The fact that you did not win the election is more a reflection of the depths to which they will sink than it is a reflection of any failings on your part.

I'm sorry you had to have your reputation trashed, your heroism questioned, your words twisted, and your good deeds sullied by a group of people who wouldn't know honor, courage, honesty, or integrity if any of the above bit them directly on their asses. I'm sorry you were betrayed by an electorate so frightened and ignorant they can't see the forest for the trees, along with an opponent who actively sought to supress the voices of your supporters. Mostly though, I'm sorry we won't have your intelligent guidance in the White House. What a wonderful President you would make! It's been four looooooooooooooong years since we've had a real president, and the next four promise to be dismal indeed.

I know you've already given so much to this country, but I am begging you for a bit more. Please do all that you can to impede BushCo's progress towards radical right-wing domination. I know it's an uphill battle with so many on the wrong side of the issues, but I am begging you to try. If he can't be stopped, he must at least be slowed. For my part, I pledge to do everything in my power to expose this administration and help end our long national nightmare. Thank you.
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ignatius 2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 05:01 AM
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204. Bush has indeed ruled this country by what makes us different and that
is unforgivable..deliberately separating this country on issues of intolerance and bigotry.

Thank you, your family and John Kerry for all the work and dedication in trying to make our beloved country something to be proud of again.

Darkness before the light. Sadly, I think Bush will taker us to even a darker place than we dare imagine, but surely the dawn will follow.

God bless and best wishes to you all.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 05:06 AM
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205. The apple does not fall from the tree.
Edited on Fri Nov-05-04 05:07 AM by Dr Fate
Your family is a class act. Welcome to our forum!
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:09 AM
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206. Kick for the good guys
:kick:
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 10:33 AM
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207. And another
:kick:
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 10:37 AM
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208. Thank you for checking in with us
Edited on Fri Nov-05-04 10:38 AM by CornField
It's good to hear from you and good to hear your thoughts. I too hold Little Bush accountable for the past four years -- and, unfortunately, the next four as well.

We did fight a good fight, didn't we? Here's hoping that I get to campaign with you again, Chris.

ETA: If you do happen to read this far down the list. Please let Elizabeth and the entire Edwards family know that she is in our prayers. Our strength is hers to use as she needs it.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 10:40 AM
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209. Thank you so much for the work that you did
for our country. While we mourn, we gather the strength to fight on for our precious country.
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 10:40 AM
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210. Love and gratitude to you and your family.
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 10:42 AM
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211. Hear, hear!
We don't owe George Bush shit!

Thank you for your hard work - you, your family and the Edwardses worked so hard, only to be railroaded by hate and fear. We're keeping the faith here, and will fight for the future of this country.
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Irishladdie Donating Member (328 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 11:59 AM
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212. Thank You Chris! We Love You!!
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smiley_glad_hands Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:10 PM
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213. Thanks Chris, I will never give up hope for a better tomorrow.
That is the fundamental democratic principle, IMHO.
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LTRS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:13 PM
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214. Chris, is anyone looking into this suspected fraud?
Flordia ballots show huge (and I mean HUGE) numbers of DEMS supposedly voting for Bush in very Dem counties. That is indicative of wholesale theft of this election! My partner spent hours crunching numbers last night and there is no doubt - they stole FL and they probably stole Ohio as well. Trust me, we are NOT the conspiracy theorist types, and even on Wed I posting here saying "take off the tin foil hat" to people who automatically assumed it was stolen.

But it was. It really was. Check here.

http://ustogether.org/Florida_Election.htm

It's just not possible that 40 and 50% of registered dems voted for Bush, but ONLY in optical scan counties.

I don't know how to post a spreadsheet here, but here is a summary of how they did Florida:

Summary

-- In 13 of 15 touchscreen voting counties in Florida, Dems gained over what would be expected looking at just registration percentages more than just Dems voted for Kerry in these counties

-- But in only 7 of 52 optical scanner voting counties (15%), Dems gained over what would be expected looking at registration percentages - this seems a little odd

-- In the touchscreen counties, the average gain was 8% over what you would expect based on Dem registration, including all 15 counties

--In the optical scanner counties, the average loss was 16.6% under what you would expect based on dem registration, including all 52 counties

-- If you apply the 8% average plus the expectations based on registration that was seen in the touchscreen counties to the optical scanner counties where we saw losses in the Dem column, it's a total of 281,143.

If you add this number to Kerrys total, and subtract this number from Bushs

Method
Bush Votes
Kerry Votes

Subtotal
Touchscreen
1,845,876
1,982,210

Subtotal
Op-Scan-Precinct
1,950,213
1,445,675

Adjustment

-281,143
+281,143

Corrected Subtotal
Op-Scan-Precinct
1,668,730
1,727,158

Corrected Total
All Methods
3,514,606 - Bush
3,709,368 - Kerry

And guess what, when you correct, it matches the exit polls!

If we could get the paper ballots rescanned in Florida with machines that had been actually checked to make sure they was no fraud going on, you would see that Kerry very likely won this election.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:18 PM
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215. Welcome to DU, Chris!
Our best to you and the entire family.

But do check LTRS's previous post. Just because Kerry conceded doesn't mean he can't win the election if he just presses hard enough. We still believe!!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:21 PM
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216. Thanks for fighting for us Chris
I am sad and confused too, but please express my gratitude to John for all he has done for us. As a Massachusetts resident, I am proud to have him as my Senator.
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:23 PM
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217. Thanks Chris
Thanks to your entire family. Know that you are all loved!
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:41 PM
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218. kick
:kick:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:46 PM
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219. Thank you Chris
I saw you and Vanessa on cable in the summer (or sometime early this year) at some high school somewhere and I was so impressed by both of you. In fact, I watched it a few times..lol. All of you did a great job out there and hope to hear more from you in the future out there.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:48 PM
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220. I am also proud of you stepfather Sen, Kerry.
We couldn't have picked a better man.

I believe John Kerry is the real winner, and America did make the right choice.

I do believe this election was fixed and that it will be uncovered in time.

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umtalal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 12:55 PM
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221. Hey, how come I always miss the good posts.?Your mom is awsome Chris
Edited on Fri Nov-05-04 12:56 PM by umtalal
I met her in Orange County, California. Told her I am a fellow immigrant like her. So proud of her. She raised you well.

I don't owe Geogre W.Bush shit.

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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:04 PM
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224. Welcome to DU Chris!
You've popped in at great time. We're abit down in the mouth and your note as well as Elizabeths is very cheering.
Your mother is awesome. I'm completely bummed that we won't have her bright spirit gracing our WH.
Jeff
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:01 PM
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222. In the Words of Your Wonderful Mother...
George Bush and the Republican can "shove it" if they think this is over.

It is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, it is perhaps the end of the beginning.

Give Theresa and John my love. I am proud of both of them.
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MattNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:05 PM
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225. Thank you, Chris!
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progressivedancer Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:08 PM
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226. WOW,
Dear Chris,
I think our side needs a leader right now and I think John Kerry can still be that leader. We need to stop making concessions because they don't care if we do or do not. For these next few years I think we should concentrate on the base and somehow find a way to educate the misinformed population. Thank you so much for showing us that you care. I don't want to ever put much pressure on you, but I see you as well as many of this board and across the nation as a leading man for our country. Please keep the fight, we are behind you and your family come hell or high water.
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aquamarina Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:10 PM
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227. Dear Chris,
Amen to that. I too am really hurting right now and quite frankly am downright amazed that so many people bought into the lie that is GW Bush. Thank you for all your work in this campaign and please pass on my good wishes to JK and your mom.

P.S. You are quite the hottie :)



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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:16 PM
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229. Your Dad will never be a loser
In my eyes he was someone of conscience back in the 70's and have watched and admired him since. Yes, the my name thread is wonderful and inspiring, I hope you show it to your Father, I'm sure it will cheer him up. We all know there could be repercussions from our government for it (if Ashcroft stays), maybe not it Guilliani takes the position. But we'll keep working to change 2006 and then 2008.
Elaine Tihen :dem:
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:19 PM
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230. You're a class act , Chris
and you are on the right side of history.

I, for one, hope to see more of you in the public spotlight in the future.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:46 PM
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231. Chris please send my love to our real 1st Family!


I was thrilled to read your post!
The best part was the "Bush ain't shit" statement.

Give um hell Chris!

I'm in my 60's but I would be honored to cast my vote for Chris Heinz,President of the United States!

How many years do I have to wait? :)
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:01 PM
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232. Thank you, Chris.
We were all really dedicated to your stepdad's campaign. We are dedicated to democratic principles, and will continue supporting the Democratic party.

I'm looking forward to voting for Chris one day!
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Gothmog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:08 PM
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233. I was proud to be able to call myself one of John Kerry's attorneys
I was one of the attorneys who went to Broward County Florida as part of the Kerry/Edwards legal/vote protection team. There were 600 or so attorneys in Broward County, 3400+ in Florida, 3000+ in Ohio and 1200 or so in New Mexico. A large percentage of the attorneys were from out of state. Most of the out of state attorneys came from Blue states and some like me came from Red states.

In the training, we were told that we were John Kerry's attorneys and that we could tell voters and election officials the same. I was proud to be able to call myself one of John Kerry's and John Edwards' attorneys.

Again, thank you and your family.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:11 PM
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234. so...you guys felt all the votes were recorded appropriately in FLA?
just wondering.
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Gothmog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:25 PM
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239. We have no way of knowing
The concept of the legal/voter protection volunteer program was to (a) make sure that every person who was entitled to vote could vote a regular and not a provisional ballot and (b) to be the eyes on the ground to watch for voter intimidation or problems like the butterfly ballot. Out of state attorneys were not allowed in the voting stations and could only try to assist to make sure each voter was allowed to vote. The comment was made that if we knew about the butterfly ballot early enough, we could have gotten an injunction to change the ballot or had poll watchers passing out handouts explaining how to use the butterfly ballot. In addition, a trial of the program during the primaries in just ten precincts saved more than 537 ballots by allowing voters to cast real ballots instead of provisional ballots.

There was a great deal of concern that there was no way to know if the machines were working properly. Each of these machines were certified by the state but a large number of attorneys were still concern. We kept asking voters if they checked their choices before finalizing their votes and only person at my precinct had problems. There was a case filed by the DNC to try to require paper trails for the touch screen voting machines that was denied.

I am frustrated also by the result. At my polling stations, there was almost no line for most of the day. I really wish that turnout was higher.

There were instate Florida litigators who were standing by if we could establish any pattern of fraud. I imagine that these same attorneys are still looking for grounds to challenge the election.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:30 PM
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242. I will let others take the point on this. still, no living in denial.
I truly believe the overwhelming support Bush got from regular folks in large swathes of this country is the overarching concern that needs to be addressed.

A side issue would be to point out HOW RIDICULOUS it is to not have better accountability and tracking in machines and get a set of COURT ORDERS or actual federal legislation or do it the really hard way and get state by state legislation demanding these sageguards be put in place.

I'm no Luddite. I know computers and electronic process could be VERY effective and really ensure a 99.9% accuracy between voters' intentions and actual ballot cast. But it is highly flawed right now...and anyone who raises objections must have their motives questioned rigorously. Cost is not a gating item here.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:12 PM
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235. Thank you for all your hard work on behalf
of us nameless supporters. I hope you consider a career in politics some day. You will have my vote if you do.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:13 PM
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236. Dear Chris
Your words mean so much to me (all of us I would guess) - thank you for fighting the good fight. I agree, I don't owe the chimp shit either.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:15 PM
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237. Thank You.
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:15 PM
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238. Thank You Chris for posting.
I was really hoping to see your family in the White House. I hope to see more messages from you all here. Give everyone a hug :hug: from me.
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:27 PM
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240. Pardon me, Chris
the country didn't make an error in judgement.

We were robbed.

What is your stepfather doing about it?

WE DESERVE A FIGHT.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:29 PM
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241. Thank you
Thank you for fighting the good fight.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:35 PM
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243. My husband watched John Kerry vote on Tuesday
as your stepfather and other family members voted. He was in the doorway watching. He was so full of awe and hope to witness that moment.

After the election results, and continuing now, he says - what a missed opportunity not to elect John Kerry. This has been a missed opportunity.

Thank you for sharing so much of yourselves and your wonderful family, your mom, your brother, your stepsisters and your stepdad. I was proud to be working in NH on election, and proud of my colleagues and friends who were working also.

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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:38 PM
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244. What a gift your family has given to America! Teresa and John are loved
Anger was not my first emotion...amazement, disbelief, and disolutionment was what I felt, then maybe anger...but not horrible anger, that was left to my husband..and he had more than enough to go around!!!

Thanks for comming by to raise our spirits...we need it so badly and you have done a great job!
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:44 PM
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245. John Kerry is the opposition leader at this point
I look forward to seeing him continue to carry on the fight. We may have lost the skirmish, but we haven't lost the war.

We will prevail!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:45 PM
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246. Chris, Senator Kerry & Everyone in the Campaign Can Hold Their Heads High
I have already posted here on the election eve and after wards, that Senator Kerry ran an outstanding campaign.

John Kerry never lied as did his opponent.

John Kerry never pandered to fear as did his opponent.

John Kerry never pitted one group of Americans against the other as did his opponent.

John Kerry never traded on dangerous religious warmongering as did his opponent.

John Kerry spoke to Americans as adults, to them not at them.

John Kerry presented thoughtful, bold plans for our nation and the world.

John Kerry appealed the higher character of the American people with hope and dignity.

Chris, your efforts and tireless passion in the campaign was not in vain. So much that needed to be said was said, and that word of truth will not return void.

Wishing you and your loved ones peace and the knowledge that over 50,000,000 Americans went out of their way on Tuesday to stand with you on behalf of that very good man who, with a very outstanding woman, your mom, resides on Beacon Hill, in the birthplace of this American experience.

Peace.
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independentpiney Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:49 PM
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247. Thank YOU n/t
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Kimber Scott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 02:51 PM
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248. Thank you, Chris, for taking the time to talk to us. I have been quite
impressed with your whole family and I wish you all the best.

I cried Tuesday night and more again on Wednesday and I immediately thought to leave this country, but then I realized this is MY country. I have a long history of hard working, decent people behind me - none rich, but all patriots. I will not surrender my heritage to the worst in our society - the zealots, the bigots and the homophobes. I will remain and continue the fight to make this country what they led me to believe it was in grade school.

Thank you, your father and the rest of your family for the good fight. We may have lost this battle, but we will win the war for "truth, justice and the American way." We have to, or die trying.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:13 PM
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249. Chris, Thank you from Indiana, PA.
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 03:34 PM
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250. Thank you Chris
For all that you gave of yourself.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:12 PM
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251. You should be proud of your family. Thank you. The last six weeks of the
campaign were absolutely brilliant. Throughout the campaign, John Kerry turned his few weaknesses into strengths, and his many human strengths into herculean strengths. He made me proud to be a Democrat.

It was always going to be a huge task to end the reign of witches, and John Kerry almost did it (and perhaps he did do it and we don't know). He's a hero. I'm glad he stepped forward. And I feel better knowing that he's still going to be at the forefront of the battle.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:17 PM
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252. Hello Chris ....
As usual, I am the last to know of these threads ....

Your post is very moving and means so much to so many of us .... thank you for all you have done on OUR behalf ....

And most of all: PLEASE thank your Father, Mother, Senator Edwards and Elizabeth on our behalf ....

Chris ? ... 51 % is not a mandate, and it will not change us ...

We will fight for the same things we have always fought for: public education, corporate responsibility, decent wages and health care for all americans ... a fair shake for all citizens ....

It is not a matter of 'entitlement' : it is the natural result of decent community ....

We will not give up on this ideals .... We are glad to stand with you and yours to promote those ideals : Now and forever ...

PLEASE take care of yourself .... and keep your eyes open ...

Guy Gregory Smith
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:46 PM
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253. back to the front page with you (kick) n/t
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 04:55 PM
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254. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello
Your family and the Edwards family are all class acts, even without the comparison to, uh, the other side!

I hope you're looking into the discrepancies between the exit polls and the announced votes in Ohio and Florida.

In Minnesota (where an amazing volunteer GOTV effort not only gave the state to Kerry but also threw 13 Republicans legislators out of office), the exit polls and the final tally matched almost perfectly, including the differences between the percentages in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Makes you wonder.

But anyway, thanks for everything!
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democratreformed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 05:02 PM
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255. I am thankful to you and your family.
I am saddened that we didn't manage to change this. As for George Bush, I still say his arms can fall off reaching out for me. It will never happen. All I can think about is the snarky way he said "EXAGGERATION" when your father pointed out the truth that he said BinLaden was no longer important. How in the world could we have re-elected someone with his attitudes and arrogance? Lord, I fear for us all. I can honestly say I am more afraid now than I ever was of the terrorists.
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Senator Lamb Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 05:13 PM
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256. thank you
at this moment in time, a large portion of this country didnt deserve your stepfather or mother. he would have been a great President. may the fight continue
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 05:30 PM
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257. Please thank your family for teaching me ...
that it is possible to be honest, wise, compassionate and maintain integrity as a politician. This applies to your father as well as your stepfather. I commend your mother for all she does for Pittsburgh, I think she is an inspiration. I have nothing but respect, admiration and gratitude for John and Teresa. While I am heartbroken, this has encouraged me to get involved on the local level and incite change. Thank you for all you've done.

Sincerely,
Tanya Bennitt
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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 06:03 PM
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258. Much Love, Light and hugs
to each of you and thanks for hanging in there and being there, period! May each of you find peace, joy, and hope, too! :loveya:
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 06:04 PM
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259. From one who felt she was left floundering about by those in the
high, I do thank you for taking the time to let us know that we are not forgotten nor alone in our desire to see this destroyer of a unity our country was once proud of...you and Mrs Edwards brought us a little light that has brightened the otherwise darkness that this election has wrought...

From Texas where contrary to what most believe, your father received more support than he could have possibly imagined...don't believe what you read..
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Buddyblazon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 06:10 PM
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260. Dear Chris,
Very eloquent post.

When I read the following:
"But as for this adminstration, I think I feel the same way as most on this board: I dont owe George W. Bush shit."

...sitting alone in my little Denver apartment, I raised my fist and screamed at the top of my lungs.

Thank you...thank you...thank you.
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HappinessPie Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 06:56 PM
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261. Chris, you are a class act, just like your stepdad and mother....
You are all true patriots, and an inspiration to us.

I too am sad and worried about the future, but I believe this is a chance for Dems to galvanize around a common cause.

I am trying to take the long view and understand that an event that seems like a catastrophe may instead be an opportunity.

Keep fighting the good fight, and we'll always have your backs!

We're going to be ready for 2006!


:grouphug:
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 06:57 PM
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262. thank you chris heinz
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 06:59 PM
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263. Chris - a new fight is just beginning
{{{Chris}}}
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symphony Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:09 PM
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264. thank YOU, Chris
It was a beautiful campaign full of great times. Even thouogh we lost, we are richer for having been a part of it.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:16 PM
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265. thanks n/t
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:21 PM
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266. thank you
i sent your and Mrs. Edwards' postings to my 28yr old daughter who has raged against bush on her website and is taking flack even from her father. they will inspire her. thank you.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:30 PM
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267. Best to you, Chris
Thanks and good luck.

Moving forward now....
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lucca Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:39 PM
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268. Thank you Chris.
Yes, I too, feel confused and sad.
And, I think about what a great President, John Kerry would have been!!

I will continue to work for the truth, because that is the only way I can heal.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:41 PM
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269. In my heart, John Kerry won
Not just the election.
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President Kerry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:43 PM
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270. Dear Chris, thank you!
Thank you, your family, the Edwards family, and Pres. Kerry. Yes, PRESIDENT Kerry. I'm sorry for what America has done to you, be it a cheated election or an unbelievable 59mil people signing their own death sentence. We do not deserve Bush for another 4 years.

Pres. Kerry has made me believe that integrity still exists in politics. He has always been honest and gracious in the face of right wing viciousness.

Thank you for all the sacrifices your family has made for us. You would have made a wonderful 1st family. Thank you from the bottom of our bleeding hearts. We WILL be back!

All the best,
Vlad
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:49 PM
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271. We love you Chris!!
Thank you for everything you have done for our country!! We are still fighting on!!! Randi Rhodes show...AAR!!
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:53 PM
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272. Thanks Chris
to your family for a great effort we are all proud of.
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:54 PM
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273. Thank you for this amazing post. nt
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JPace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 07:57 PM
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274. Thank you Chris for being so real....
my heart is filled with pain also, and confused anger. I think
the election was stolen, they shaved off enough votes and padded
some in others and it was stolen. I refuse to believe that this
country would choose and arrogant shallow twit like bush over
an elegant wise patriot like John Kerry. I have sent money to
Black Box Voting and I hope someday it will be proven that the
true and rightful leader of this nation is President John Kerry!
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smurfygirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:15 PM
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276. another day another fight
But we didn't really lose. We are stronger than ever. And now more unified than ever. Tell Kerry we still have his back and we will continue to fight. We haven't given up. And thanks for your work in the environment. We need more of that. We are still looking at these numbers and we are still confussed with them. It's apparent something, somewhere, went bad. The news media is now picking up on it so we will see what happens. But Chris, thanks for posting. We needed to hear from you all. We are sad inside too. I have to stop before I cry some more. Keep your chin up, we will never forget how Kerry brought us all together for the good of this country.

-jolie
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A Brand New World Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:18 PM
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277. Thank you Chris for checking in. I have thought constantly since Tues.
about your Dad and how he put so much on the line. I will never think of him as anything but President Kerry. I was so positive that would be the outcome and have been devastated to hear that it won't be so. I truly think though that there has been fraud. I went and saw your Dad and Sen. Edwards three times. I have never seen such energetic crowds as at those three rallies. It just cannot be that more people chose * than these two wonderful, heroic John's.

Like you, I'm sad and confused. But even more so, I'm concerned. I'm deeply concerned about the future of America. I just cannot see how America can survive another four years of * and his assinine policies.

Please give my best to your brothers, sisters, Mom, Dad and the Edwards. After seeing at least one of you for months every night on TV and seeing them personally the 3 times, I feel very close to all of you. It just feels very strange to not be rooting for President Kerry any longer.
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:19 PM
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278. Thanks Chris!
We appreciate you and your family more than you'll ever know.

Doni and Mac in Georgia
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:21 PM
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279. god love ya, Chris--don't be a stranger!
:loveya:
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:28 PM
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280. Thank YOU, Chris...and thank you to everyone in your great family!
I will admire you for your dedication to your family and to the democratic cause for a lifetime. YOUR family and the Edwards family are the ones with the true values...the ones which really place the American people first and foremost.
I always loved how Teresa spoke her mind. My mother was also foreign born, and she, too, spoke her mind. How can you not love people who are courageous like that and who put it on the line.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, * will go down in history as the most hated president in history. They will not be able to scrub it after the fact.
John Kerry, on the other hand, still has his integrity...and always will have.
Hang in there...it may not be over.
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thinkingwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:30 PM
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281. Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 08:57 PM
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282. Thank you Chris, them fighting words for sure. And we're in this
fight with you and JK and your Mom, who I think is fantastic.

Good luck, you are a super human being.

Pam
St Augustine, Fl
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One_of_8 Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 09:10 PM
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283. I wish we were meeting under different circumstances
but it is a pleasure to "meet" you! Your mother is an amazing woman, and your step father would have helped bring this country back to some sense of sanity and responsibility. Hearing from both you and Elizabeth Edwards has helped strengthen my resolve to continue fighting the good fight.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 09:13 PM
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284. Thanks, and come back anytime you need "DU Therapy"!
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Queen Jane Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 09:36 PM
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285. Thank you.
Your mother and stepfather should be proud. I'm devastated that this country gave away the opportunity to have Senator Kerry as our President, but we will fight on. Thanks for your words. They do help.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 09:40 PM
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286. I heard your wonderful mother speak in Scranton.
What grace and decency she had as she addressed the crowd of high school students, volunteers and others at Scranton High School. I was unprepared for how inspiring she was as she spoke of her anti-apartheid efforts as a young student. The media has not done justice to this good woman.

As for your stepfather, he is an honorable man. May he have a long and effective career in serving this country.

And I wish the best to you, your two brothers, and your entire extended family.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 09:44 PM
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287. Thank you Chris
for taking time to share with us :thumbsup:
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 11:50 PM
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289. Dear Chris.....they stole it again!!! Surely, John and John are aware....
of this fact! How could they not be when we mere googlers have figured it out as of ll/2/04. The question is: what is to be done about it? We MUST fight back and expose all the thievery that has happened; we all know that the election was stolen in 2000 and now we also know, that it was stolen again in 2004! As far as Bush claiming a MANDATE, which is being spouted out of every mouth on cable TV, we MUST, somehow, change that! God help us! I am at a loss--I am a mere grandmother, and not a powerful voice or a bully pulpit! Those of you who have the bully pulpit must speak out to the American public as to exactly what has happened--because we all know that it was stolen!
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DebinTx Donating Member (389 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 01:10 AM
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290. Thank you Chris
and thanks to John and the whole family. We all feel the same way.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 01:19 AM
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291. No Thank You Chris
You emailed me a long time ago and I appreciated it alot. Your stepfather has become even though he lost what John F. Kennedy became for him even if he wasnt my original pick. I applied to work for him, and I hope I get the job because John Kerry has what I love and admire about America in him, he and I dont agree on everything but we agree on America's principles, and I think he was the best nominee so far of my life. Wish him luck. Your mother is a hell of a lady too.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 01:32 AM
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292. Best Wishes to you and your Family
I for one was always scanning the c-span schedule to find out when they were going to show a Kerry/Edwards event. I must admit I watched as many as they would broadcast.

I was always brought to a deep sense of emotions at all the people who showed up to hear the message of the Kerry/Edwards ticket.
It gave me a sense of hope and enthusiasm that I have not felt in a campaign in a long long time. John Kerry has the kind of commitment that he showed when he returned from Viet Nam.

I blame the media and the Bush Misadminisrtation for the character assassination that they did to Senator Kerry, Senator Edwards, and your mother. It is inexcusable what they did and I really couldn't believe they could stoop that low. I knew the media would "Gore" Kerry I just didn't realize how bad it would be. After the 2000 (S)election and how the media didn't do it's job, I quit watching cable news. But I had to see this (S)election if they would do the same thing to Senator Kerry and lo and behold it was 100X worse.
I will go back to getting my information from The Daily Show, c-span, and the internets.

I appreciate all that the Kerry/Edwards team did for America. I know you guys worked hard, and I would have Loved to have gone to a rally they looked like a lot of fun. But I live in Texas and we were not a part of the dreamscape!

Peace be with you and your family. Let John know we are still with him 100%.


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onefreespiritedchick Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 02:01 AM
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293. Many Thanks!
I just stumbled upon this thread and it brought tears to my eyes. Much appreciation for all your Stepfather, you, your mom, and family did for us.

Best,
Jasmin
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Kenergy Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 02:06 AM
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294. Thanks Chris! n/t
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 02:26 AM
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295. This Country made no error in judgement last Tuesday
I'll never ever, ever believe that more American's voted for That Giggling Murderous Idiot over Kerry - Edwards. They rig it and they stole it and until we do something about those Die-bold, ES&S, Sequoia, and SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.) voting machines, we Dems can't possibly win.

Too Stupid To Be pResident was and has been the most hated man on earth soon after taking office the first time. And even MORE people dislike him now, even those that voted for him the first time.

Nope he didn't win at all, they stole it from us. THAT is the only way he could win anything.
Bush Cheated Again.

Thanks Chris, Love to all :grouphug:
RFK
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Crewleader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:39 AM
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305. Exactly what went down RFK...Hugs to you!
Hello Chris...There's more support for Kerry then Bush in our country, I truly believe that!
All those Americans waiting in line for hours in the rain, heat and humidity with good faith that their votes would make a difference.

We need to have trust in our voting system, we don't have it with the system in place now, where corporations making these voting machines without any paper trail to count from can pick who they want for president for their own agendas.

It needs to be a standard voting procedure where at the federal level so that eveyone is on a equal paper ballot to show honestly who really did get the most votes. It's the only way our Democracy will live giving it back in the hands of the people by their vote.

Often we heard your father say, it's in your hands for this election, with voting fraud it wasn't and we need to make it right for every American to feel his vote counted!

Thanks Chris for posting, :hug:
Hugs to you with love and support to you and your family!
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 04:09 AM
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296. Thank you for your service to the cause.
I will admit I was very angry and even lashed out at your step-dad following the election. I have since cooled down and realized he really does care for this country and I am glad he was our candidate! I am sad he will not restore the dignity to the office of president with his intelligence and compassion! I am also sad your mom will not be our first lady. From this gay man (and his partner), we are VERY sad Mama T will not be in the White House!

Best Wishes to you and your family!

Brightest Blessings!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 04:21 AM
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297. Bless you, honey. Put your fury where it counts, in helping ensure
fair elections for all. We love you dearly and wish the best for you and your family. A lot of people are looking for leadership for this country now when we are in such extremous. You are much admired here.

I share your sentiment about W. He gets nothing from me but my utter and complete contempt.

Sleep, reflect and then help us. We need people like you, honey.

RV and family in Alaska
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 09:59 AM
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298. Hi Chris! Thank you for joining DU!
There's a rumor that you might challenge Sen. Santorum for your father's old seat:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

What do you make of it?
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:14 AM
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299. kick for Chris.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:20 AM
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300. No Surrender -- Chris
We may be "dpressed" and bummed out but we are also angry -- we are not giving up

NO SURRENDER!
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dddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:25 AM
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301. I appreciate all you and your family
have contributed to try and help us all. And by the way, I make it a point never to give much thought to the candidates' families (drunken brother, abusive relative, unruly twins etc.), because I want to focus on the issues, but I have to say, YOUR MOTHER ROCKS!
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zinsky Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:31 AM
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302. GOD BLESS YOU, CHRIS

From a member of the religious left in a blue state, Minnesota.

Peace,

zinsky
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:32 AM
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303. George W. Bush can kiss my rosy red
ankle!

Chris, Thank you for the tenacity and passion you displayed in working for this noble cause. John Kerry would be a fantastic president, Teresa a first lady without equal.

Please don't give up on politics. We need people like you. Bush campaigned in Pennsylvania 45 times, and Pennsylvanians told him to hit the bricks. We wanted Kerry!

Let's go get that reptile Santorum. He's an absolute embarrassment.

Best Wishes.

Jeannine A. Love
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 10:34 AM
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304. thank you for your thoughts
I dont owe George W. Bush shit. He does not get a clean slate from me. He has ruled this country for four years by focusing on what makes us different and it is unforgivable. History will make this clear.


Amen to that.
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ed_vadem Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 07:54 PM
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306. Just doing my kick to keep the thread
live

I like the 400 before me have some thoughts

But I am not yet convinced that the DU internet model is the best and most flexible tool out there for restucturing our Demcoratic Party over the next 4-6 months

I dont have the skills of the written word. But DU can be an area for those types to flurish.

Do I believe Chris actually posted here and is willing to be part of some entity. Of course. Perhaps David Allen our "aboveground leader" will be able to write all 50,000 plus of us underground folks and prove to us that people like Chris and ofcourse Elizabeth will us will be listened to.

We shall see.

Ed Herlihy
Reston Va
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 08:00 PM
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307. Thank you, Chris. We appreciate your dedication and hard work!
Please come back and visit us at DU as often as you can!

:hi:
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 08:03 PM
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308. Thank you!
I appreciate your hard work!
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Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 08:04 PM
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309. Right on, I don't owe George W. Bush shit. No surrender n/t
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 08:06 PM
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310. Uh, whatever
and my name is Tinkerbell...

How do you know this is legit?

What is he asking us to do: "heal"? "Stop crying in our teacups"?

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Sade Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 09:15 PM
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311. Thank you Chris
For your hard work, your sense of humor throughout the whole thing and for never giving up.
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 12:11 AM
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312. Thanks Chris!
Chris

Many of the Kerry Bloggers are not giving up the fight! We're continuing on with the message that of hope that JK gave us all!

Please if you read this give your mother and JK my regards. I worked with DB on the Blog for the first 10 months.

Pamela Leavey, the First Blogger (Kerry)

The Unofficial Kerry Blog - http://kerryblog.blogspot.com/
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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 12:18 AM
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313. Everyone must continue the fight
We all must continue the fight. We can't cave in to Bush's message of fear!

Chris Heinz and the entire Kerry family and the Edwards family gave us all so much hope.
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 08:49 AM
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314. Dear Chris,
Sorry to reply to this thread so late, But I have to reply. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area, so I grew up with Your Father. The day he died, I cried for the loss, from both the voting standpoint and the standpoint that I had lost my Dad many years before that, I know what it feels like. Had he lived, he would have made an Excellent President. Your Mother faced the situation with grace and Dignity, the Dignity I have come to Expect from Teresa Heinz. I loved your Dad, it's as simple as that. One of the First landmarks I could Identify in Pittsburgh to help me navigate through the City was indeed the Big Bottle of ketchup. Your family is a Pittsburgh Institution, I even worked at the H.J. Heinz Progressive Care center in Fox Chapel. To see you here, Posting with us, gives me hope. Now a days, I support your Step Dad, and Love him as much as I did John Heinz. I voted for him, I supported him, And I will continue to do so. I keep saying John Kerry is my President. He is the man that was best for this country, the best for the Job, the best for the hope of America. Half this country has again stated to me that we are indeed in the Midst of idiots. I moved from PA in 2001 to West Virginia. Wow, talk about Culture shock. November 2, when WV went red I nearly got sick. My hope returned when I saw Pennsylvania go Blue. Pennsylvania, I have said it several times, YOU ROCK! Anyway, Chris, I wanted to Thank you for posting, Again, another Heinz gives me hope!
Brightest Blessings to all of your family!
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 10:02 AM
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315. kick
.
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demokatgurrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 11:13 AM
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316. Please run for office some day.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 11:59 AM
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317. Thanks for stopping by, Chris
I cared more about the results of this election than I have about any other including ones in my own country (Canada.) I think that Bush is a sad excuse for a president and for that matter, a man. But more than that, I was inspired by your step father. I think he is a great man, and would have been a fantastic president. Your country, my neighbour, would have been so much better off, and the world would be steered clear of this scary path Bush is so intent on following.

I have been impressed by you, your family and the Edwards family. You all did yourselves and each other proud. (I think that your dad is looking down and smiling at your efforts.) You are people of intelligence, compassion and ideas. You are in the fortunate position to live a very good life, but it does not blind you to the plight of so many of your fellow citizens. Your actions have been honourable.

I know that you'll all be ok, but my thoughts are with you. We're all deeply disappointed by the results of the election, but I can only imagine how you must feel. You have all poured your lives into an epic battle. You should have won, but you didn't. Take heart, the war is only over if you stop fighting. You can take back your country.

All my best
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Political_Junkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-07-04 03:46 PM
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318. Thanks, Chris!
"I dont owe George W. Bush shit." - Love it! :yourock:
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