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John Kerry and Teresa have no class

Re: John Kerry and Teresa have no class
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2004, 09:27:31 AM »
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Re: John Kerry and Teresa have no class
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2004, 09:32:14 AM »
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Re: John Kerry and Teresa have no class
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2004, 11:36:20 AM »
i understand what you are saying, and by all means agree with you.  but candidates naturally have to auto-edit themseleves when speaking.  i don't think this equates to lying; it is more of a situation of sustaining a high level of electability.  your example of howard dean is perfect.  he probably wouldn't have won anyway, but his campain certainly took a turn for the worse after his roid-fueled rant.

a lot of kerry's campaign is built on straddling certain issues, like gay marraige.  i wish candidates could absolutely say their mind on anything as well, and could do the same when it comes to certain issues.  however, in order to get elected, you have to watch your steps.  that's how i feel a little bit about teresa heinz-kerry.  i think a lot of people do appreciate her honest, extemporaneous remarks.  but for some of those conservatives that might vote for kerry, it is possible that her comments will be looked upon negatively.

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If that's how she feels though, that it's been four years of hell and we're staring down the barrel of four more if Bush comes back, I'd like for her true feelings to be known, by all means.  I'm against artificialness in politics.  It's built into the game, but I hate it.  I REALLY hate it.  Just say what's really on your mind, and what you'd really do if elected, and let the voters decide.  I'd actually be MORE prone to vote for a candidate that spoke his or her mind.  Take for example Howard Dean... I disagreed with most of his positions, and yet I was absolutely excited about his candidacy because he was a straight-shooter (or so it appeared). 

I really don't see why we should reward our politicians for lying to us by voting for them when they just tell us something palatable we'd like to hear, when we fully know they might not even feel that way.  I don't get that theory.

ZAP

Re: John Kerry and Teresa have no class
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2004, 12:26:16 PM »
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