“We are sinking fast. Passengers being put into boats.”

So Kerry is shuffling the deck chairs a bit, adding former Clinton spokesperson Joe Lockhart, among others, to his campaign Dream Team. Joe Lockhart? Let’s be serious: can anyone actually imagine Kerry, or his senior advisors, suddenly interrupting a staff meeting to declare: “We’re screwed! Get Joe Lockhart on the horn — he’s the only […]

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Kerry on Cuba

At what point is it reasonable to start considering that a candidate may not simply have a tendency to stretch the truth, but may actually be a pathological liar? How stupid does he think we are; these things can be checked; etc. You know the drill.

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Campaign Truth Launches

I’m pleased to announce the public launch of a new project: Campaign Truth 2004! The intent of Campaign Truth is to provide a portal where bloggers and other interested folk can gather links to information which sheds light on where the candidates stand on issues in the 2004 Presidential Campaign. By harnessing the collaborative power […]

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Kerry Less Trusted By Voters

Holy crap! Rasmussen reports today that Bush now leads Kerry for the first time in weeks. But that’s not the interesting report. Check out their other finding this week: August 25, 2004–Forty-five percent (45%) of Likely Voters believe that George W. Bush is more honest and trustworthy than John Kerry. A Rasmussen Reports survey conducted […]

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Cheer Up Jeff: We’re Doing OK!

Jeff Jarvis has been one of the few voices criticizing the blogosphere for our participation thus far in the 2004 campaign. Jeff is a stand-up blogger (and person, I assume, although I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him in ‘real’ life), but I think he’s missing the boat slightly when he says he’s “been […]

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Kerry FEC Complaint: Request for Clarification

I remain rather puzzled by the fact that the Kerry campaign has not posted an official announcement of the FEC complaint they allegedly filed last Friday. The fact that it cannot be found on the Kerry-Edwards site has led me to suspect that perhaps it wasn’t actually filed after all. So, to attempt to clarify […]

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All The News That People Send Us

From The Paper of Record: The Republicans, in an e-mail message to reporters, listed several Democrats who they said showed connections between Democratic 527 groups, Mr. Kerry’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Among them were Zack Exley, the former organizing director for MoveOn.org’s political action committee who now works for Mr. Kerry’s campaign; Jim […]

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That’s a big can of Raid…

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Exterminate: Function: transitive verb: to get rid of completely usually by killing off From The Stakeholder, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Weblog: Exterminate DeLay Getting a little carried away, aren’t they?

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Sauce for the Gander: Sharing Lawyers With 527’s

Although some folks might not believe it, as a blogger, I do exercise judgement in what I publish. And as it turns out, over the weekend, I decided to hold off on publishing a story after having some doubts as to whether it was genuinely newsworthy or not. Fast forward to this afternoon, and the […]

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FEC To Kerry: Quit Whining

So FEC Chairman Bradley Smith just told John Kerry to sit down and shut up: Kerry, 60, a four-term Massachusetts senator, alleged last week that the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth illegally coordinated its activities with President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. Smith, a Republican, said members of the group are exercising their constitutional right […]

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Friends Like These

WaPo editorial, this morning: Mr. Kerry’s conflicting statements about where and when he was in Cambodia remain troubling. He has backed away from repeated claims that he spent Christmas Eve 1968 in Cambodia, a memory that, he said in a 1986 Senate speech, is “seared — seared — in me.” This does not undermine Mr. […]

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Senator Kerry, Post That Complaint!

There’s been a growing call for Kerry to authorize release of his military records by signing a “form 180”, without which the DoD is prohibited from providing them to the public (even in response to a FOIA request, is my understanding). I’ve got another, simpler request for the Kerry campaign: post the actual FEC complaint […]

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Bush Denounces 527’s

This was a very smart move by Bush: Bush Denounces Ads by Outside Groups And Kerry, by his very dumb move of making 527’s an issue, has walked right into it. Kerry’s falling into the swamp on Vietnam, so let’s see, what’s an even worse issue where his party is in an even more indefensible […]

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