Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Kerry's Comment Could Prove to be a Nuisance... Karl Rove is ALREADY a Nuisance...

I believe Kerry has a great chance to win the presidential election in November. However, I found his New York Times comment that included "terrorism" and "nuisance" in one breath to be very unfortunately worded, as I fear the GOP will be able to make hay from it. They are already jumping on him, proclaiming that he doesn't take the "war on terror" seriously. I believe what Kerry meant is that we would all be able to breathe a lot more easily if terrorism was contained to the point where it posed no major threats to our national security. I wish he would have stated it that way instead of using the word "nuisance" and comparing terrorism to social problems such as gambling and prostitution...

Anyway, the "war on terror" and the Iraq war are the only issues the GOP has to run on this time around. I don't think it's productive for Kerry to make comments which feed into their only strength, as theirs is a strength which may yet outweigh all the strengths Kerry displays on the rest of the issues. After all, Iraq and terrorism are the two areas in which Bush and his handlers can instill the greatest amount of fear in the American people, and fear is a great controlling tool.

Also, Karl Rove said something yesterday to the effect that the American public will know "a lot more" about John Kerry between now and the election... the suspense is beginning to mount, as there are now only three weeks left in the campaign. Maybe this business about the Sinclair Broadcasting Group ordering its stations to show an anti-Kerry film is part of what he's talking about. If good ol' "Turd Blossom" was behind the Swift Boat anti-Kerry ads, why shouldn't he be behind the Sinclair plan as well? What else does the GOP have planned, of what magnitude is it, and will it be happening so late in the game that voters will see through it?

I just hope the Democrats have something lined up to use as an offsetting measure, and that Kerry can stay on the offensive. He has done a nice job of that so far, and I would rather not see him having to spend the rest of the campaign defending himself. He needs to leave that job to Dubya, who barely has the wherewithal to defend himself with anything more than cliches, smirks, winks and swaggering.


Blogger J. Marquis said...

Yeah, I was a little aggravated with Kerry for making that comment. Sometimes he really sets himself up for punishment. I think basically all he meant was that he's looking forward to the day when terrorism won't be the prime issue of our day-to-day existence. Anybody with half a brain would agree with that sentiment.

Oops, I guess that would still exclude most right-wing commentators...

4:31 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I won't be suprised to see another Kerry quote be taken way out of context. He says so much that it's easy for the RNC to pick a part out of it and make a 30 sec. commercial, who knows he may have called Derek Jeter a villain at the game tonight and we'll see that on Fox News tomorrow comparing Osama to Jeter.

11:42 PM  

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