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  •  comparing mitt to a war hero is bullshit. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    •  How so? (0+ / 0-)

      I don't believe we're talking gunnery skills.

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      by dinotrac on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 06:04:22 AM PDT

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      •  sure, here goes; (1+ / 0-)
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        Mitt is a lousy candidate because he has no few beliefs or political positions beyond doing whatever he can to ingratiate himself with as many people as possible so that he can get elected and then act on what he does believe in which seems to be unregulated capitalism and servicing the needs of his class.

        Kerry was a flawed candidate in that he did not catch on to the amount of damage the swift boating of his real war heroism would do to his candidacy. His political positions were clear and had been pretty consistent for decades and were in line with those of most Democrats.

        •  They were both crappy candidates. (0+ / 0-)

          Kerry at least had the benefit of appealing to the Democratic core.

          Mitt doesn't appeal to much of anybody.  His biggest selling point is being "not the Obama".

          Who knows?  Maybe Kerry could have been a decent candidate in another election under different circumstances, but...
          I don't remember seeing him on the ticket in 2000 or 1992, so maybe not.

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          by dinotrac on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 06:53:49 AM PDT

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          •  well i tried to support my take. doesn't seem you (1+ / 0-)
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            worked very hard at supporting yours beyond calling kerry a crappy candidate. maybe we should just get back to work trying to beat mitt.

            •  Let's put it this way: He lost to George W. Bush (0+ / 0-)

              at a time when the Iraq war wasn't popular, the deficit was climbing through the roof, and the economy wasn't exactly gangbusters.

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              by dinotrac on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:39:27 AM PDT

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