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May 28, 2004

John Kerry, rebel.

From Instapundit:

JOHN KERRY has given up on the idea of delaying his acceptance of the Democratic nomination. Is this a flip, or a flop?

The delay idea was certainly a flop, anyway. And all it’s accomplished is to make him look both tricky and indecisive. Seems like a bad move to me.

Kerry’s striking a noble pose: “”The decision that I made today raises the bar.”

So by doing exactly what he’s supposed to do, what he planned to do, and what everyone expected him to, he’s somehow setting a high moral tone?

Posted by Karol at 12:39 AM |

“”The decision that I made today raises the bar.”
I understand perfectly what Kerry is saying. This is the first time in decades that a Democrat followed a campaign finance law. Kerry set a new standard for Democrat politicians everywhere

Posted by: Jake at May 28, 2004 at 8:35 am

Como se dice, “inside baseball” ?
Not suprisingly, like a lot of political bloggers, Instapundit seems to think this is much more of an issue than it really is. If someone make a flop in a pool and nobody hears it, is it a flop ? Nobody outside the usual political junkies and Beltway slaves seems to care that much about this, especially with Iraq, a new domestic threat, gas prices on the rise and a whole host of issues on the table. Unless you are one of those noble souls who donated your spine to the political party or politician of your choice, this is not much of an issue. If I can put in my pundit cap, the GOP better go after Kerry on the issues and stop labeling him for flip flops and nuances. Why is Bush better for American security than Kerry ? The GOP better come up with a coherent answer. Because Kerry likes the French won’t play outside the Beltway.

Posted by: Von Bek at May 28, 2004 at 2:05 pm

The Bushies can’t beat Kerry on the issues, he has mostly all the same positions. Best to go after him on the flip/flop stuff.

Posted by: Dawn Summers at May 28, 2004 at 2:32 pm

Dawn is right. Kerry is running to the right of Bush just as Clinton did during his campaign.
And the media will start running stories on how conservative Kerry is just as they did for Clinton.
But Kerry and the media have a big problem. Kerry has a 20 year voting record which documents his true stands on issues. Clinton

Posted by: Jake at May 28, 2004 at 8:21 pm
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