Date registered: Sep 2004
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Originally Posted by GermanStar
Kerry's military service was worth a mention, not an entire campaign. By making such an enormous deal of something decades old, he opened himself up to all of this crap. After all, Bush's history of winning elections doesn't even intersect the high road.
I think the big players in the Democratic Party thought Bush was unbeatable and sent Kerry up as a sacrificial lamb. In a way, it is amazing a guy so inept came within a few points of beating Bush. Gore was in a tough spot - if he ran and lost to Bush in 2004 it would kill his better shot in 2008. I think it was a very bad decision, because Gore would have been a much tougher candidate than Kerry and would have probably pulled it off. At this point, I think the Republicans actually have the better potential candidates for 2008, but they are anthema to the Koolaid Krowd. Guiliani or McCain would be tough for Gore to beat. If the Koolaid Krowd wins and nominates Frist or Macacca, Gore will win in a walk. A Gore-McCain match up would also probably favor Gore because McCain has worn thin. Guiliani, if he can get by the fascists, which I doubt, would give Mr. Gore a very,very hard time, and for one darn good reason - I'd probably vote for Guiliani over Gore, and if I would, he's in trouble.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address