Kerry: I actually respect him a little more now

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  1. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I agree Joseph. When I went to bed at 3AM pm this past Wednesday I feared that we were in for another weeks-long experience of litigation. That is bad for our country. It causes people on the left and the right to lose confidence in the political process. Repeated experiences like that of 2000 will undermine our system of government.

    In the election of 1960, Richard Nixon had cause to call for a recount of the result but he refused to do so. In 1974 when the Supreme Court ruled that Nixon had to turn over his tapes to the specual prosecutor and thereby, to congress, many feared that he would defy the court and seize power. In each case, Nixon did what was in the best interest of the nation and not what was in his own personal interest.

    Let us hope that politicians will rise to the level of Richard Nixon (at the bare minimum) in such cases and act for the preservation of our republic. I feel that John Kerry did this and for that, I applaud him.
     
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    I thought he gave an admirable speech - this was my favorite part, which I thought was excellent!

    http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5067602.html

    I wondered who wrote it, because it was a far cry from what we had to deal with in 2000. I thought to myself, what an opportunity to show the greatness of America and our way of choosing our leaders, though not perfect, is still a far cry from what a lot of the world has. What an historical moment it was - and he seized it and owned it! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, I must say, that it is to Kerry's credit that he did not jump in and say, "We are going to challenge in court here, demand a re-count there" and cause further division. He (outwardly anyway) took it well.
     
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    I agree as well. He did lift himself in my eyes.
     
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    I believe his speech changed the direction of our country. I also had respect for him during his speech.
    He had the power to cause chaos with a number of Americans/Democrats/Liberals/Socialist who were just waiting for him to pull a Gore and he chose not too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I would have paid good money to see Michael Moore's face when President Bush won and after Kerry's speech. [​IMG]
     
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    While I agree with praising him for the way he did it, actually he knew the numbers simply did not add up.
     
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    He did the right thing. Let us see how long that lasts.
     
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    I just pray that whatever happened to Gore after he lost does not happen to Kerry. Gore seems to have self destructed. Every time I see him, he is screaming and his physical appearance has gone down hill.
     
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    He's an OK guy now that he is no threat to the idol.
     
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    &lt;personal criticism snipped&gt;

    President Bush is not my idol, John Kerry saved the country huge problems. He is no more an "OK guy" than he ever was, but here he did the right thing.

    [ November 06, 2004, 08:59 AM: Message edited by: C4K ]
     
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    Poor ol' PJ. [​IMG] We'll see about Kerry's speech.
     
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    You carry with you such a dark cloud.
    Anyway who said he was an ok guy? All I see on here are people expressing admiration for the fact that he conceded and for the words of encouragement in his concession speech.
    And who are you refering to as an idol,God? Because I'm sure that you would not be refering to President Bush.
     
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    Yes he certainly does. We should pray for him.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    A rarity. I do agree with joseph. John Kerry moved up a notch in my estimation of his character. Certainly he is no Al Gore. Liberal and a bit flippy-floppy, but still, a man of character.
    In His service;
    Jim
     

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