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If he loses, what will Senator Kerry do?

Old 10-29-04, 03:31 PM
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If he loses, what will Senator Kerry do?

Will he contribute to the divisiveness that he complains about? Will he instead seek to unite, and urge his followers to rally around the President?

What will become of him? Will he take a place of prominence in the Democratic party that rivals Al Gore? Will he maintain his relevance and seek to run again in four years? Or will he fade quietly into obscurity?

I am seriously wondering what he will do, and what will become of him if he does lose this election. Thoughts?
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Old 10-29-04, 03:32 PM
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Old 10-29-04, 03:40 PM
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He'll probably retain prominence in the party.
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He'll probably pull a Gore.
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Old 10-29-04, 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
He'll probably retain prominence in the party.
He had no prominence before winning the nomination.

He will return to his previous 'non'prominent' role as a Senate lightweight.
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He had no prominence before winning the nomination.

He will return to his previous 'non'prominent' role as a Senate lightweight.

Yep. I could see him going for and winning another term, although it would be interesting to see if Romney goes after his seat in 2008 (or Kennedy's seat in 2006), unless Romney has bigger aspirations (which he might).
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Old 10-29-04, 03:57 PM
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Yep. I could see him going for and winning another term, although it would be interesting to see if Romney goes after his seat in 2008 (or Kennedy's seat in 2006), unless Romney has bigger aspirations (which he might).
How common is it for a governor to seek a senate seat?
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How common is it for a governor to seek a senate seat?

Pretty common in my state.
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Old 10-29-04, 04:10 PM
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Yep. I could see him going for and winning another term, although it would be interesting to see if Romney goes after his seat in 2008 (or Kennedy's seat in 2006), unless Romney has bigger aspirations (which he might).

I am sure that he is not looking to the Senate.
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However, will Mr. Kerry attempt to heal some of our country's wounds if he loses?
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Old 10-29-04, 06:55 PM
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Get a divorce.

Take 'er for half of all those vine-ripened tomatoes.
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Old 10-29-04, 07:31 PM
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I would say he would live the carefree life of a gigolo with no job, but then I realized he still has his senate seat. Looking over his past accomplishments I think he will go back to living the carefree life of a gigolo with no job.
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Old 10-29-04, 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by Pharoh
I am sure that he is not looking to the Senate.

I guess it depends. I don't know where he is in his term and if he will be term-limited before 2008. If he can continue as Gov into 2008, then you are likely correct.
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Old 10-29-04, 07:42 PM
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However, will Mr. Kerry attempt to heal some of our country's wounds if he loses?
That's Bush's job. It's been his job for the last 4 years to unite the country. Other than immediately after 9/11, the totality of his actions haven't done that. At this point, I think he's angered so many people deeply to their core that I don't see any way how he could unite the country in the next 4 years.
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The country, as a rule, only unites when there is a crisis.

The country united after 9/11.

The country most assuredly wasn't 'united' during the 1990s, was it?
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I hear Hillary has some money.
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Get a divorce.
Agreed. Hell, even if he wins, I don't think he'll stick with her for the next 4 years.
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A more interesting question is will Bush attempt to heal the wounds if he loses?

I remember his old man didn't do much after he got booted from office.

Although I doubt he will lose it would be interesting to see his reaction.
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I think I'm voting for Bush based on the fact his wife looks better and appears more "mentally aware" of her surroundings. Kerry's wife is a half-wit retard.
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Originally posted by WCChiCubsFan
A more interesting question is will Bush attempt to heal the wounds if he loses?

I remember his old man didn't do much after he got booted from office.

Although I doubt he will lose it would be interesting to see his reaction.
I expect him to do a better job than Clinton did. Not vandalizing the White House would be a good start.
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I think I'm voting for Bush based on the fact his wife looks better and appears more "mentally aware" of her surroundings. Kerry's wife is a half-wit retard.
That's intelligent. and thanks for the keeping this one out of the mud...
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Re: If he loses, what will Senator Kerry do?

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Will he contribute to the divisiveness that he complains about?
No, that's Bush's gig.
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Re: Re: If he loses, what will Senator Kerry do?

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No, that's Bush's gig.
Nope. If you want to look for a source of massive divisiveness, you need look no further than your own candidate.
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Re: Re: Re: If he loses, what will Senator Kerry do?

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Nope. If you want to look for a source of massive divisiveness, you need look no further than your own candidate.
Hardly. Bush, the guy who campaigned on a platform of healing the divisions and "changing the tone" in Washington did nothing of the sort. He barely won a closely fought election but instead of governing from the center he swiftly moved to the right and has presided over arguably the most divisive administrations in the history of this nation. The divisiveness line is standard Republican rhetoric: vote for us and we'll change the tone, which translates as vote for us and we'll stop the attacks and smear campaigns. Too bad they can't even keep that promise.

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Old 10-30-04, 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by wmansir
I expect him to do a better job than Clinton did. Not vandalizing the White House would be a good start.
Since the Clintonites never vandalized the White House, I would certainly hope that the Bushies keep that streak going.
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