Beginning of Campaign?

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    At least the opening salvo:

    Via
    http://instapundit.com/archives/016902.php

    The Fox link, (Read the Whole Thing):

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,127583,00.html

     
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    :clap: Thanks for the post Kat!!!!
     
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    I heard him deliver it on FOX. It exuded confidence !!!
     
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    I'm feeling better about the elections. Fielding calls all day from friends wanting my 'take' on what's happened this week. Trust me, don't hang out with people into politics or pol. sci., we are boring. No one could believe that I hadn't watched much of it! That's what happens when family member in hospital. I think I may have been better off reading the speeches though. Just my 'take', there isn't much 'there' there for the dems. That will be problematic, since there are 'successes' and 'attempts', which are needed during wartime, which even Kerry acknowledges we are in.

    Only speech I caught all of, Obama. He is good and has 'it'. His speech also lacked substance, but when one has 'it' you don't need much!
     
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    Kathianne, remember this. The past 6 months have basically been wall to wall al-Kerry coverage. Bush and the GOP have really laid low. Now that we're heading for the stretch, I think we'll see the GOP machine crank up and get the message out. The Dhiimicraps have "shot their wad" so to speak, now it's time for the truth to come out..........
     
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    Well perhaps with the exception of that colorful analogy, I agree. Actually on the phone with a friend a bit ago. We both concluded that the lack of ideas was the 'big news' at the convention. They are not united behind Kerry, rather in 'anyone but Bush.' I saw something the other day, I'll look for it later that said of LIKELY voters, 30% fall into that category. 40% fall into the Bush vote column. That leaves 30% to lean one way or the other.

    Looks like Kerry will have to go negative, he has no alternatives to what Bush IS doing, thus he can only rant on HOW he's doing. He is taking a real gamble here, like I said earlier, even he admits we are at war. Thus, by complaining about 'getting more allies' especially in the face of the 19 we have and now NATO coming too, along with the UN inaction led by France, in the Sudan...

    Bottom line, in 5 weeks, the convention will be forgotten, which is when the GOP meets. Last heard and all that. The points they wanted to 'hammer home' are just not there. Yep, I'm feeling better! :mm:
     
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    Sorry about the colorful language, grew up with brothers who told it like it is :laugh:

    I'll leave you with this snippet for the evening:

    " Kerry's caravan of 10 buses and at least 11 other support vehicles rolled through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania Friday. He didn't stop in safely Democratic Connecticut, but pulled over at Wendy's, a fast food restaurant, in New York's GOP-leaning Hudson Valley for an anniversary tradition.

    John and Elizabeth Edwards ate at a Wendy's on their wedding night 27 years ago when they were recent law school grads too broke for a fancy meal. Although they have become millionaires several times over, they say they observe the tradition each year.

    "I have to admit that Wendy's with an entire presidential campaign press corps is a little different than the first time we went there," Elizabeth Edwards said.

    The Edwardses had hearty meals of burgers and fries and shared a chocolate Frosty. Teresa Heinz Kerry, apparently unfamiliar with the Wendy's menu, pointed at a picture of chili and asked the cashier what it was before ordering a bowl. Her husband had the same, along with a Frosty.

    Remeber when Poppy Bush was chastised for not knowing what a gallon of milk cost? :laugh:
     
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    I can handle the language, just being teacherly! :eek: I do remember the Bush deal! He was amazed at the scanners, never having seen them before. It was pretty amusing, even to me!

    "The rich are different from you and me." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
     
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    Two things strike my funny bone on this excerpt.

    1. The likely reason that Ms. Teresa was confused about the chili was attributable to the beans. She probably mistook the chili for caviar but had never seen fish eggs of that size before.

    2. Little Johnny probably wanted a Wendy's Triple Burger with cheese and a large order of fries but was afraid Mommy wouldn't buy it for him.
     
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    I loved that Triple Burger, and holy crap I'd eat myself sick on that slathered chessie mess!

    Then downtown Seattle Wendies just went bust and now there's only a Mc'Dees left in walking distance.

    All that's left are sandwich shops like Subway and Quiznoes and I can't even sin anymore without really going out of my way. This sucks! :(
     

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