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sKerry John Kerry

Yesterday was a fun day on the campaign trail. Bush took Westchester Ohio by storm and Kerry allowed his crowd in Wisconsin to take a much needed nap.

Bush had an especially fun day in Ohio which hosted one of his largest rallies to date. PBS News hour with Jim Leher suggested about 30,000 people at the rally while two callers actually there spoke to radio talk show host Sean Hannity and told him 50 to 60 thousand were in attendance. Actual numbers are probably between 40 and 50 thousand since 46 thousand tickets were handed out. And trust me on this, no one gets in without a ticket. Still, it’s an impressive number to be sure. I’ve been to one of his rallies and I can tell you honestly, the crowd gets worked up quite a bit as he approaches the podium. His fans treat him like he’s a political rock star.

Ohio, considered a battleground state, is leaning towards Bush over Kerry. Real Clear Politics averages a 5.8% Bush lead over Kerry. In fact most polls shows Bush leading now which has panicked Kerry into saying some very stupid things over the last week or two. Even today at his rally in Wisconsin, signs of him beginning to plead for a lifeline and say “uncle” are more evident then ever. The funny part about the beating Kerry is receiving is that it’s self inflicted. He keeps punching himself in the face. I say have at it John!

Kerry makes blogging fun too. All he has to do is open his mouth and try to differentiate himself from Bush, and there you have it, another topic to write about. At the heart of his problem is that he has no center, no core beliefs that dictate who he is as a person. A lot of conservatives are Christian and use God and his word as their anchor. Other conservatives hold a respect for the clarity of thought and well reasoned opinions based on strong moral values. If Kerry had this “center”, he would find that his opinion wouldn’t change as frequently as it does.

Liberals and non Christians view the conservative movement as being closed minded. They accuse us of seeing everything in black in white, and for the most part, that perception is dead on. Christians cannot be open minded so much that it would allow sin in their life. And for the non Christian and Christian conservative, to change their mind on an issue would offend their moral sensibilities. We will never feel abortion is okay, that homosexuals should be allow to marry, or that Hollywood holds the answer to life’s many problems.

Kerry on the other hand claims his many positions show a consideration towards all views, which to Christian’s means moral relativism. A belief that states that no one opinion is more right than the other. And since Kerry believes in moral relativism (I’m assuming due to his many stances on almost every issue) he is free to disagree with everything that Bush supports. Bush could support a completely altruistic cause like Operation Smile and Kerry would be against it for some reason. It’s sad really. Thankfully, people are really catching on to his bouncing opinions and blatant lies, and he knows it. Thus, the panic has set into Kerry and his campaign.

Today Kerry begged for mercy by expressing his desire to end the advertisement wars, an effective strategy used by Bush which has eroded Kerry’s lead so much so that most of the polls show Bush with a slight to substantial lead. No wonder John wants those ads stopped. Ironically, Kerry is spending millions of dollars making misleading and false accusations through those ads have had no affect on Bush, while a small group like the Swift Boat Vets for Truth are pummeling John month after month day after day with a much smaller pot to draw money from.

Kerry also said today that Bush ”has no record to run on”. Phla.. Pshh.. What? No record to run on? Lets see, just off the top of my head… tax cuts, the department of homeland security, 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, floods, hurricanes, Bill Clinton’s recession, helping to win the majority of the seats in the Senate during the 2002 senate race, endless speeches, California wild fires and blackouts, judicial appointments, he promotes a pro-life agenda, and has enacted faith based initiatives just to name a few. Again I ask you, how is it this man is considered an intellectual if I can best him?

For further understanding of Kerry’s many problems, here is an excerpt from Hugh Hewitt’s excellent blog. He explains Kerry’s propensity to stay away from on air journalists like Bill O’Reilly and what his unfavorable ratings mean.
    President Bush's interview with Bill O'Reilly tonight was a great exchange. O'Reilly asked pointed questions --tough questions. The president answered them with confidence and conviction.
    This contrasts with Kerry who has not sat for an extended interview, or even a short interview, on camera with a journalist since August 1. Kerry cannot do so because he cannot answerer the questions without colliding with himself. So its Letterman, Dr. Phil and Jon Stewart. Some Commander-in-Chief, who won't even risk a meeting with Bill O'Reilly.
Thankfully, this is not the only thing that makes him un-presidential. Kerry’s past 20 years in the Senate has yet to become a major issue in the campaign and he rather likes it that way I would assume. If the MSM (Main stream media) did their homework they would find the most liberal politician in the Sentate. He has opposed many of the programs that have kept this nation safe from our enemies, he missed Prime Minister Allawi's address to Congress, dodged 74% of the public Senate Intelligence Committee hearings (the closed door hearing numbers have not been release by Kerry), he did not take security briefings when offered, he criticizes the war effort which demoralizes our troops and encourages our enemies, and missed most of the votes on the Senate floor over the last year. That is what makes him un-presidential.
    "[Kerry's] habit of soliciting one more point of view prompted one close adviser to say he had learned to wait until the last minute before weighing in: Mr. Kerry, he said, is apt to be most influenced by the last person who has his ear. His aides rejoiced earlier this year when Mr. Kerry yielded his cell phone to an aide, a move they hoped would limit his seeking out contrary opinions."
Does this sound like a man of conviction to you? How is it he doesn’t know his own opinion on the matter? He can’t even be true to himself.
In a chart shown on Hewitt’s blog, it shows Kerry with an overall unfavorable rating across the board, from the age of 18 to the age of 61 and above. He then asked Michael Barone,
    ”Why such a high unfavorable number, Barone directed the audience to the old Ed Koch reply to why people didn't like Bella Abzug: "Because they know her." Ouch. True, but ouch.
    My theory about the turnaround among the young --which is close to a 30 point swing over a couple of months: That age group can smell a fraud 3,000 miles away. they are cynical as possible about marketing and ploys etc. They have taken the measure of John Kerry and judged him a poser. Bush by contrast, like him or not, is authentic.
Yep. Kerry’s presidential hopes will suffer a much harsher fate than that of his mentor Ted Kennedy, who didn’t even get the nomination when he ran for president in 1980.

posted by: Brian Scott

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