Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

March 12, 2004

by J

DBunker - New Kerry Site

Well, this looks like it could be useful. The Kerry campaign has set up a new subsite they're calling DBunker where they plan to
take on the Republicans' fictions and butt them up against the facts- it's not pretty!
Also interesting:
The Kerry campaign website has also seen a sharp spike in financial contributions since the comments [about crooked, lying Republicans] were made. This is just another reminder of how hungry the American people are for change, and how big this President’s credibility gap has gotten.
From the DBunker site, a sample of how they're fighting back:
FICTION: John Kerry has no plan to protect America from the threat of terrorism.

FACT: John Kerry has outlined a comprehensive seven-point plan to fight the war against terror. Kerry was warning about the dangers of global terrorism long before 9/11 brought the realities of terror into our daily lives. In his 1997 book, The New War, Kerry made this prediction: "It will take only one mega-terrorist event in any of the great cities of the world to change the world in a single day.” [...]
I think this is a good start, but I wish they could be a bit crisper. More citations throughout would be good, too. I know, I know, I'm demanding. Also, could we please get some nice stretchy liquid html, though, fellas? Look at all that wasted whitespace on the right side of the Kerry pages.
Posted by J at March 12, 2004 11:12 AM


MR KERRY'S view on preventing terroism seems a bit hollow if you cast your mind back to his TIE-BREAKING vote in the senate that allowed GERRY ADAMS presedent of Sinn Fein ( the political wing of the IRA) to visit America during the Clinton era.
He seems to speak with two voices - end terroism to protect America but hang out with the leader of one of the worst terror groups in the world!-resposible for 3000+ plus dead in the last 30 years



Posted by: richard a stevens at March 17, 2004 07:34 PM

Uhh... George Bush is the one who's actually been "hanging out" with Gerry Adams, Richatrd.

Q Mr. President, welcome to Northern Ireland. I wonder if I could ask you how you feel about meeting the leaders of the Republican movement, bearing in mind that unlike Saddam Hussein, they have directly targeted British civilians, British politicians, members of the British military and the police -- and also, of course, they oppose the war. So you're welcoming Gerry Adams, apparently, and, yet, you're not going to see someone like the Democratic Unionists who are a constitutional party opposed to terrorism.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Right. This isn't my first time I've met Mr. Adams or any of the other parties who have committed to the Good Friday Agreement -- as a matter of fact, I welcomed to the Oval Office, around St. Patrick's Day of this year, and last year, and the year before.

I am honored to have been asked to be here to help move the process along. These are men who have committed to an agreement that the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach worked a long time to achieve. They've signed on to a process that will yield peace. They have agreed to put hatreds in the past.

A far, far cry from allowing a visa, wouldn't you say?

Posted by: J at March 18, 2004 06:54 AM

Mr. Stevens -

As I'm sure you appreciate discussions based on reality and enjoy learning new things, here's another link for you:
Yesterday, Bush met with Northern Ireland political leaders, among them Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams [CNN].

Does your opinion change of Kerry now that you know your man Bush has personally met with Gerry Adams two years in a row?

I would hope so, but you never know with people who use all-caps.

Posted by: V at March 18, 2004 08:10 AM

have you ever considered an international space agency thru the U.N. with the space shuttle grounded and it seem that the space program is to expensive for one counry alone, it might be easer if we united all the space agencies world wide.

Posted by: Ken C. at June 1, 2004 03:29 PM

i have formed some serten viewes. on bush and kerry. im tired of hearing booth of them slam each others servise record the hell with ther service records. i want to know what kerry is going to do about medicar and medical. and what is he going to do about the gas prices. and what is he going to do to stop this war and bring our troops home. i want to hear about what matters most to the american people. im proud to be an american.where does he stand on giveing driverslicence to illegal imagrent.stop slaming each other and talk about what matters to the people.

Posted by: stephen leonard at September 16, 2004 11:31 PM

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