Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Getting Worried?

Kerry’s campaign has deteriorated to the point where Kerry is no longer talking to voters about his plan for America and why it’s so great. He is now reduced to snatching at every little anti-Bush rumor that comes along.

Last week, Kerry told The Des Moines Register that, with Bush as President, there is a “great potential of a draft” despite the fact that the President explicitly stated during the debates that the draft will not be brought back. Perhaps Kerry wasn’t paying attention?

Kerry told voters last Sunday (the 17th) that, if elected, Bush had in store a “January Surprise,” – privatizing social security. The first thing that’s wrong with this is that Bush has not said he will privatize social security (though that would probably be a good idea). Bush’s plan is to allow people to invest 25% of their social security payments privately.
The second problem with Kerry’ statement is that it’s not a surprise. As Fred Barnes pointed out on Fox News yesterday, it such a non-surprise that Bush actually campaigned on the partial privatization of social security the first time he ran for President.

I’m sure that the strongest feeling you’d find in the Kerry camp these days is desperation.

8 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Nick Speth said...

I guess Kerry must believe that if you say it with enough indignation, people will think it's a scandal.

I'm for partial privitization of Social Security because I believe that by the time I retire (I'm a college student), there won't be any money left. Currently the political world is playing what amounts to Russian Roulette, each side hoping that Social Security will go broke on the other side's watch, so they don't have to handle the fallout.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger nick4bush said...

i recently got a letter that republican dan published before the last election (i think) you mentioned your "facts folder" and a lot of important information. anyway, i wanted to ask about it and i didnt know where i could write (a neigbor gave me the letter and i guess it isnt that recent). you mention a lot of good points but you talked about carter's mentioning in your textbook and the false opinion that "he did a great job and the wful things that hapened during his administration weren't his fault." the textbook "sum carter up as 'an unusualy intelligent, articulate, and well-meaning president,' but one who was 'badly buffeted by events beond his control, such as the soaring price of oil, runaway inflation,and the galling insult of the continuing hostage crisis in Iran."

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger nick4bush said...

i recently got a letter that republican dan published before the last election (i think) you mentioned your "facts folder" and a lot of important information. anyway, i wanted to ask about it and i didnt know where i could write (a neigbor gave me the letter and i guess it isnt that recent). you mention a lot of good points but you talked about carter's mentioning in your textbook and the false opinion that "he did a great job and the wful things that hapened during his administration weren't his fault." the textbook "sum carter up as 'an unusualy intelligent, articulate, and well-meaning president,' but one who was 'badly buffeted by events beond his control, such as the soaring price of oil, runaway inflation,and the galling insult of the continuing hostage crisis in Iran."
i was wondering what do we say now when people say the same thing about Bush? almost the same exact things could be said about bush except, sadly, no one will call bush "an unusually intellignt, articulate..." I do think that Bush is the best candidate and i dont think its his fault that the economy faultered, in fact i think that any other president may have let it slip much worse. he was a victim of circumstance with the recession coming just six months before his election and 9/11 coming shortly after. But are people going to relate Bush with Carter?! I cant imagine that but it almost seems that your paper from "whats it like to be a republican in your highschool" suggests that.
i hope you can clear this up for me.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Allen said...

Jimmy Carter is the worst president we have seen in the last 100 years. He has done more to damage the US than most of our enemies. Carter is solely responsible for the problems we face in Iran. He turned his back on the Shaw of Iran and allowed him to be deposed. He gave legitimacy to Yasser Arafat by bringing him to the US and trying to negotiate a peace treaty with Israel. He gave away the Panama Canal. He allowed the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan.

I doubt that even the worst Bush-haters could compare President Bush to Jimmy Carter.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Allen said...

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At 6:30 AM, Blogger allen said...

Apparently, two people can have the same log-in name....

I think it's pretty clear that Kerry's worried. None of the old issues are working.

They played the race card in 2000 with those awful "dragging" ads and they didn't work. They promised to "scare the geezers" in 2000 and that didn't work. Kerry and Co. are trying both of those and neither is working.

The only thing Kerryco is trying this time that they didn't try last time is the draft and that issue's not catching fire with the draft generation. The only people huffing and puffing about the draft are 60's era lefties. Can't win an election appealing to that constituency.

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Pat, Chiefs Fan said...

It seems to me that the closer we get to this election, the more Jimmy Cah-Duh is used to make foolish Kerry statements seem plausible in comparison.

When all is said and done at the end of the disastrous Kerry campaign, the material for many books about it is endless. Here are some potential titles.

1. He's All Over The Place.
2. I Typed This Book Before I Wrote It
3. Lt. Nuance
4. Mary Cheney Is Still Gay
5. Let's Talk About Something Else
6. Chicken Soup For The Un-American Scumbags

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Pat, Chiefs Fan said...

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