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Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Press Reports: Kerry Repeatedly Whacked by an Ugly Stick Sometime Between 2000 and 2004

(Via the Austin Mayor) Hilarious writing! The Campaign Desk points out how just four short years ago John Kerry was routinely described in the press as a dynamic, charming, good looking potential VP candidate. Now of course, the press is describing just the opposite when they talk about Kerry.

The campaign press in the summer of 2000 was entranced with John (Kerry). It tumbled all over itself to describe John as the perfect match for what it saw as the somewhat wooden, robot-like Gore. One newspaper described John as a man with "an easy manner and good looks," a politician whose "charisma [might] rub off on [Gore]," a person who could "bring some charm to the ticket." John's selection, it opined, would signal that Gore "thinks the election will be decided on personality." A television reporter also regarded this John as "charismatic." Another newspaper saw him as "younger and more telegenic than Dick Cheney." Yet a third newspaper called him "handsome," with "a record tailor-made to undermine the standard Republican attack on liberal Democrats."
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