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Old 04-29-2003, 10:46 AM   #1
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Beginning of Bush Re-election Campaign to Center Around 9/11 Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, April 21 President Bush's advisers have drafted a re-election strategy built around staging the latest nominating convention in the party's history, allowing Mr. Bush to begin his formal campaign near the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and to enhance his fund-raising advantage, Republicans close to the White House say.


In addition, Mr. Bush's advisers say they are prepared to spend as much as $200 million twice the amount of his first campaign to finance television advertising and other campaign expenses through the primary season that leads up to the Republican convention in September 2004. That would be a record amount by a presidential candidate, and would be especially notable because Mr. Bush faces no serious opposition for his party's nomination.

The president is planning a sprint of a campaign that would start, at least officially, with his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, a speech now set for Sept. 2.

The convention, to be held in New York City, will be the latest since the Republican Party was founded in 1856, and Mr. Bush's advisers said they chose the date so the event would flow into the commemorations of the third anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.

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For example, when the Democrat that many of Mr. Bush's advisers see as the most likely to win the nomination, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, said in New Hampshire that it was time for a "regime change" in the United States, Republican organizations orchestrated attacks on Mr. Kerry. That forced Mr. Kerry to explain his remarks for a week.

In assessing Mr. Bush's potential opponents, Mr. Bush's advisers said Mr. Kerry could be presented as ideologically and culturally out of step, both because of his liberal positions on some issues as well as his Boston lineage and what some Bush advisers described as his haughty air.

Marc Racicot, the Republican national chairman, said recently that Mr. Kerry "is going to have a hard time translating out of New England." Another Bush adviser said of Mr. Kerry, "He looks French."
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He spends 2,5% of the depts iraq has in france for the campaign? wow that's a fortune..
..but the bush family were never small minded when it was about spending money of others:

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None of this surprises me.

This should be an interesting campaign.
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Old 04-29-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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This is the aptrt I find funny:

"For example, when the Democrat that many of Mr. Bush's advisers see as the most likely to win the nomination, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, said in New Hampshire that it was time for a "regime change" in the United States, Republican organizations orchestrated attacks on Mr. Kerry. That forced Mr. Kerry to explain his remarks for a week.


Thsi goes to prove what I said in another thread: that no one takes responsibility for their actions anymore. Mr. Kerry's remarks are what forced him to have to explain for a week. If he had never made that inflammatory statement (in the middle of war time, I might add), he wouldn't have to be explaining it. Evidently, whoever wrote this article agrees with Kerry's free speech in saying this, but doesn't agree with the free speech of Republicans in calling him on it. Typical.
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It is from the NY Times. This might explain the "orchestrated attack" description. Also, the campaign kickoff is September 2. It is the newspaper that decided to draw the connection to the 9/11 anniversary.
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It is from the NY Times. This might explain the "orchestrated attack" description. Also, the campaign kickoff is September 2. It is the newspaper that decided to draw the connection to the 9/11 anniversary.
Did you miss this part of the article?

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Mr. Bush's advisers said they chose the date so the event would flow into the commemorations of the third anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.
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Sorry, I missed the name of the advisor. I tend to have reservations about statements made by unnamed sources.
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I don't exactly expect Republicans to be saying nice things about Kerry. Heck, if they did, it wouldn't be politics.
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In case the Repubs have forgotten, a "regime change" is an "election." Or have we forgotten how to vote in this nation? I guess if we get used to Supreme Court appointed presidents...

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I guess if we get used to Supreme Court appointed presidents...


Hey Melon who does the artwork in your signature and avatar?
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melon -- they are just forgetting that revolutions can be non-violent.

I just find this administration sickening when it comes to 9/11. They used the deaths of 3000 as an excuse to attack other countries and now they are using it as a way to get more votes. Fuck them. I don't know who I will be voting for in November but it won't be Bush.
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melon -- they are just forgetting that revolutions can be non-violent.

I just find this administration sickening when it comes to 9/11. They used the deaths of 3000 as an excuse to attack other countries and now they are using it as a way to get more votes. Fuck them. I don't know who I will be voting for in November but it won't be Bush.

I don't like this stuff either. I know I'm going to be voting for the Democrat, I don't give a damn who it is at this point.
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So it's not enough the the tragedy of September 11th has been used to justify some horrible foreign policy decisions, now it's also going to be used to boost the Republicans election campaign? Wonderful - what a great tribute to the memory of those who died on September 11th.
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So it's not enough the the tragedy of September 11th has been used to justify some horrible foreign policy decisions, now it's also going to be used to boost the Republicans election campaign? Wonderful - what a great tribute to the memory of those who died on September 11th.
My sentiments exactly.
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Patriotism is their strategy, so this doesn't surprise at all.
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