The Kerry Effect

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    Quite often, after President Bush won his reelection, I've asked the people who voted for him the second time around, "why did you vote to reelect him?", and their answer always came back..."Because the Democrats put up Kerry as their candidate".....


    Is Obama going to win his reelection in 2012 due to the "Kerry Effect"?

    Due to there not being a strong, energetic, and charismatic Republican candidate that can pull Democrats over to vote for him?
     
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    A lot that has happened that has really soured me, happened in the last term ( the direction of Iraq despite the Surge, more spending etc.) but I wasn't a rah rah Bush guy, and yes, Kerry was a huge factor, last time I wrote in Ron Paul because I could not stand either one of them.

    and this time around? remember it took a confluence of events to push Obama over the top; "republican" exhaustion ( with), the housing market crash, a message that resonated, McCain was horrid and he won with 52.9%? despite popular media driven horse-hockey thats not a landslide, no where near it, I think Romney or Perry all things being equal,with the economy even at say 8.5% unemployment, they can make up 3% to 5%.
     
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    Kerry might have taken it if he took the Swift boat liars a little more seriously. But even with that the election was pretty close.

    United States presidential election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I believe that Herman Munster could win, based on the "obama effect".
     
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    TomPaine.com - Kerry Won
     
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    Palast?:lol:
     
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    It should not have been close at all....the Democrat, should have won in a landslide....people were very soured with the iraq war deaths of our men and women, gitmo and water boarding, the Abu Ghraib photos, how they passed the Pill Bill in the wee hours with bribes, cheney's energy task force still stealth, Halliburtan's vanishing money to Iraqi's, pundits on the payroll (armstrong williams) etc etc etc.
     
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    Most of the time presidents get re elected despite their opposition.

    Bush I lost because he broke several major promises, and he seemed clueless about what people wanted. Carter.... Well Carter was Carter.

    Obama lacks GHWBush's charm and engagement. He has no leadership.

    McCain had a perfect storm against him in terms of personality, message, events, the whole melt down and still just managed to loose.

    In 1980 the Republicans put up an elderly actor with a reputation for senility and bizzarity. People were so sick of Carter they voted for Reagan by a huge majority.

    I have the feeling that the Republican candidate really won't matter. All the Lefties on the board keep saying the Republicans have got nobody. That may be true. But the Democrats have Obama.
     
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    On the other hand you could say that Obama won the election because of the McCain effect. Even the surprise appointment of conservative dynamic Sarah Palin as VP couldn't energize republicans to vote for a rino.
     

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