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Old 10-25-04, 01:55 PM
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Clinton stumps for Kerry

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PHILADELPHIA - A smiling, energetic former President Clinton campaigned for Democratic Sen. John Kerry on Monday just seven weeks after undergoing heart surgery, telling a crowd of thousands that President Bush and Republicans are trying to "scare the undecided voters" away from the Democrat.

"If this isn't good for my heart, I don't know what is," Clinton said of the enthusiastic response from the crowd.

Democratic strategists hoped Clinton's appearance in the final days of the campaign would provide a jolt of excitement that would help energize the Democratic base and attract undecided voters who had supported Clinton.

"From time to time, I have been called the comeback kid. In eight days, John Kerry is going to make America the comeback country," Clinton said to cheers.

The former two-term president said he hoped his involvement on behalf of the Massachusetts senator "can affect a few votes."

Republicans are "trying to scare the undecided voters about John Kerry and they're trying to scare the decided voters away from the polls," said Clinton, who also planned a solo campaign event in Florida later on Monday.

He criticized Bush for "more of the same" bad policies.

Clinton and Kerry walked on the stage together, with Clinton taking a quick step up as a blizzard of confetti filled the air.

The former president smiled, waved and shook hands with some of those in the crowd in downtown Philadelphia. Some supporters waved signs with the number "8," signifying the number of days left to the election.

"Isn't it great to have Bill Clinton back on the trail?" Kerry said, drawing thunderous applause.

Kerry drew cheers of delight when he said that he had asked Clinton "if there's anything you have in common with George W. Bush? He thought for a moment and he said, 'In eight days and 12 hours, we will both be former presidents.'"

Looking thinner but speaking in a strong, but slightly hoarse voice, Clinton assailed Bush on both domestic and national security policy, challenging Bush's management of the war in Iraq and presiding over an economy that has lost jobs.

"Our friends on the other side want a world where they concentrate wealth and power on the far right ... and cooperate with others only when they want to," Clinton said.

"We can do better and in eight days we're going to do better with President John Kerry," Clinton said.

The former president said Kerry turned in "three magnificent performances in those debates." Introducing Kerry, Clinton said, "Bring him on," echoing one of Kerry's signature lines.

Focusing on reports of missing explosives in Iraq, Kerry said the president had failed the test of commander in chief.

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I don't know how much of an impact it will have, but it does have the smell of desperation. Not so much the fact that they roused him from his hospital bed, but that they appeared in Philly. Philly should be locked up. Why are they wasting one of the few days left stumping there, together?
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Old 10-25-04, 01:58 PM
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Philly might be "locked up", but I think the state is a far cry from being counted on in either column.
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PA from 2000.

The bottom right dark red area is Philadelphia. Most of the red above it is in the Philadelphia broadcast area. Clinton will be on the news in every important area tonite. Thats all. Shoring up the vote.
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Given his recent record for candidates he's campaigned for(Grey Davis among others), this is good news for reps.
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here's the key for CRM114's map.

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The key to the map is this. Anywhere you see BLUE, the cows outnumber people. Anywhere you see red are where there are people, industry, universities, and civilization.
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Originally posted by CRM114
The key to the map is this. Anywhere you see BLUE, the cows outnumber people. Anywhere you see red are where there are people, industry, universities, and civilization.


I suppose your shit doesn't stink either when you are from the red areas.

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Okay, so blue is Republican in that graph. Odd.
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I suppose your shit doesn't stink either when you are in the red areas.
No, No, No. The way to answer that kind of post is to use the Begala Method.
For example: "The blue areas, you know, where an overwhelming majority of violent crime occurs in the state"
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Originally posted by nevermind
I suppose your shit doesn't stink either when you are from the red areas.

Oh, it stinks alright. Just ask the Deliverance crowd from the blue counties.
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Lot of commies I see.
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Originally posted by CRM114
Oh, it stinks alright. Just ask the Deliverance crowd from the blue counties.
If it is the hicks vs. the crackheads, I think I prefer to be in a less populated are.
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Originally posted by kvrdave
If it is the hicks vs. the crackheads, I think I prefer to be in a less populated are.
That's civilized crackheads, kvrdave. Get it right.
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The former president said Kerry turned in "three magnificent performances in those debates."

I think the former President needs to go back into the hospital. Maybe Kerry won each debate, but somehow, 'magnificent' doesn't seem like the right word to describe the performances.
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Everyone needs to stop making generalizations about the other side and address the topic
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All the mods are saying that
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Originally posted by CRM114


PA from 2000.

The bottom right dark red area is Philadelphia. Most of the red above it is in the Philadelphia broadcast area. Clinton will be on the news in every important area tonite. Thats all. Shoring up the vote.
Rubik's Cube 2000

Look at all of the red squares! See how they're flanked by the yellow and the blue ones.

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Originally posted by kvrdave
If it is the hicks vs. the crackheads, I think I prefer to be in a less populated are.
Actually, it might be more accurate to say the Meth Vs Crack crowds. Meth = Redneck cocaine.
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Originally posted by Venusian
Everyone needs to stop making generalizations about the other side and address the topic
Well I think gernalizations are too general. You need to be more specific in your generalizations so they're specifically less general. But I could be wrong. What do you think?
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Originally posted by kvrdave
If it is the hicks vs. the crackheads, I think I prefer to be in a less populated are.
Ah, but your crass generalization falls short. You see, in the blue area, its all hicks. (well, 98%). In the red area, it runs the gamut from Ivy League grads in million dollar houses to crackhead. Diversity in action.
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Yeah, but in each and every one of those counties, you can't buy beer at a gas station.

Pennsylvania therefore sucks.

That being said, what percentage of the population in the west red (in this graph) are member of labor unions?
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Yeah, but in each and every one of those counties, you can't buy beer at a gas station.

Pennsylvania therefore sucks.

Post of the thread. Nuff said. Close it.
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That PA election map confused the hell out of me. I thought there was a role reversal and Republicans were going to start spending on social programs or some such nonsense.

Something tells me that this thread is headed for the great thread scrap heap in the sky though.
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Supposedly, there were 100,000 people who turned out for Clinton/Kerry today in Philadelphia.
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Originally posted by CRM114
Supposedly, there were 100,000 people who turned out for Clinton today in Philadelphia. Kerry was also there somewhere
Fixed.
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