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  •  That was your rational behind nominating Kerry in (2.66)
    first place. Now you want to disown him and claim he belongs to us liberals.  Won't work this time.  The dlcers are goners, and deserve it.
    •  Well... (none)
      Kerry was my third choice behind Wes Clark and John Edwards, precisely on this value question...and Kerry was not a DLC-er...

      Massachusetts Senator was not exactly what DLC is all about...I don't see how selection of Kerry was in any way based on DLC.  I think the NH and Iowa primary voters wanted a war hero at time of war.  It was not a bad strategy if he was solely a war hero.  But he was also a very loud opponent to the war that he was touting, which made any image of him difficult to capture.

      But I don't want to blame the selection.  The problem was not Kerry, it is in the way we framed the debate.  It was lost before Kerry even announced, to a certain degree, due to a framing that was allowed to exist in the aftermath of 9/11 and strongly in the midterms.  And if we don't develop some strategies now, it will be the same in the next midterms.

      TexasDemocrat http://www.bushcountdown.com

      by TexasDemocrat on Thu Nov 04, 2004 at 03:11:54 PM PST

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