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Kerry: No Mas! No Mas!

Is John Kerry trying to throw in the towel?

Kerry appeals for end to election advertising war

SPRING GREEN, United States (AFP) - Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry appealed for an end to the TV advertising war that has marked his election battle against President George W. Bush.

Kerry said the avalanche of negative television spots and attacks being shown on US screens was scaring off voters.

"Americans need a real conversation over our future," Kerry said in a speech at a school in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

"What they don't need is all these trumped up advertisements, they just make people curl up and walk away," added the Massachusetts senator.

"I'm calling them 'misleadisments,'" Kerry said of the adverts. "It's all scare tactics ... because (Bush) has no record to run on."

The Democrats have complained bitterly about a new advertisement that shows Osama bin Laden, September 11 hijack leader Mohamed Atta, Saddam Hussein and the ruins of the World Trade Center, and questioned whether Kerry was up to dealing with them.

So much for him being a "fighter" huh?

No Mas! No Mas!


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Comments (17)

If he can't handle a little... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

If he can't handle a little HONEST negative advertizing (which he and his side have been doing like there's no tomorrow) how in hell can he claim that he's ever going to be able to handle the duties of the office? I hate to be the one to point it out, but bin Laden won't exactly look at this plea as a sign of strength and resolve.

That's not to say that the ... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

That's not to say that the negative advertizing they've been doing is in any way honest, but they've sure done more than their fair share.

“What can I say — just tip ... (Below threshold)
Ken:

“What can I say — just tip my hat and call the President my daddy,” Kerry said. “I can’t find a way to beat him at this point. ... he's that good. He's that hot right now — at least against me. I wish he would disappear and not come back.”

Here's the question I have:... (Below threshold)

Here's the question I have: if Kerry's pulling out of swing states at this stage, might he really, actually, literally be throwing in the towel? I saw an electoral projection on MSN earlier (if I could find it again I'd link it) that had Kerry around like 175.

What could possibly suggest to him that he's going to make up the difference? He has gotten this low because the electorate is tracking away from him, and what's to suggest it won't get much, much further away in the next month?

His wife is going crazy, I don't see evidence that he ever had a very good idea WHY he was running...

Wouldn't you be calling it quits?

(musingly) "Curl up and wal... (Below threshold)
Paul Zrimsek:

(musingly) "Curl up and walk away." Wasn't Bush the one who was supposed to have such a hard time with the English language?

After the @!%*) ad I heard ... (Below threshold)

After the @!%*) ad I heard on the way home today, Kerry needs to have a large cup of Shut the F*** up. It basically inferred that Bush was causing blacks to lose their jobs. It was an ad aimed at stupid Racists with short memories.

Kerry himself approved the message, so there's no "Hell, my aides put that up without asking me" crap this time.

Great minds think alike: I ... (Below threshold)

Great minds think alike: I used the same "No Mas!" theme on my post. Oh well.

Belongs in the same column ... (Below threshold)
Ric Locke:

Belongs in the same column as the MSM suddenly getting religion over "discussing the issues" after spending the entire summer gleefully exploring every nuance of the Democratic talking points. (See Jeff Jarvis, e.g.)

Hey, it's absolutely "fair," right? Nobody does any ads, so nobody gets hurt. Riiiiight, just like "both of them get punished" does such a wonderful job of disempowering bullies.

In fact, it means the Democratic 527s can run rampant while Kerry smirks in virtuousness -- and doesn't have to spend money in states he thought were his and are suddenly swinging.

Bull. When you've pushed 'em back five yards, it's time to call "long pass to the running back."

Regards,
Ric Locke

Since many of the ads simpl... (Below threshold)
D Carter:

Since many of the ads simply quote from a range of Kerry's own kaleidoscopic opinions, I think his complaint should be directed at . . . himself.

"Misleadisments"?? What kind of base coinage is that? Kerry ought to leave the neologisms to a genuine wordsmith.

Seriously, Paul, throwing i... (Below threshold)

Seriously, Paul, throwing in the towel is exactly what seems to be happening here. I blogged about it earlier myself, but did not cover the quitter angle. This whole thing is so bizarre that the only explanation for what is going on is they are trying to shore up some base for house and senate seats.

By head is spinning.

I'm sorry, did I say "Bring... (Below threshold)
Dear Johns:

I'm sorry, did I say "Bring it on!"? I meant, "Make it stop!"

Waffles is quite the warrio... (Below threshold)
JingoJim:

Waffles is quite the warrior......BBBWWWWWAAHHHHHHHHAAHHHAAAAHHHAAA....please make them stop saying bad things...........and those Swiftie meanies toooo........BBBWWWWAAHHHHAAAHHHHAAAHHAAA

John "Head of Stone"... (Below threshold)
El Jefe:

John "Head of Stone" Kerry

Kerry should call for a sto... (Below threshold)
Rocketman:

Kerry should call for a stop of Ted Kennedy's daily negative ads on the floor of the Senate.

Who keeps voting for that Jackass? Massachusetts voters wake up!

Here, Kerry, try this:... (Below threshold)

Here, Kerry, try this:

"fraudvertisements"

It's still not true, but it has a better ring to it ;-)

How about "kicking my assve... (Below threshold)
Lennie:

How about "kicking my assvertisements." Cause that's what they're doing to him.

I saw Bill O'Reilly talking... (Below threshold)
Jim:

I saw Bill O'Reilly talking about his three-part interview with Dubya. He says he didn't want to dignify the Swift Boat Vets allegations so he avoided questions on the subject other than asking Bush if he coordinated his campaign with the Swift Boat ads. He also said on 60 Minutes that Kerry is a patriot. I guess O'Reilly believes meeting with representatives of an enemy in order to coordinate ant-war sentment in the US is patriotic. And he's still helping our enemy -- he's giving them hope that if they continue to fight, the terrorist will kick us out of the Middle East. But cheer up, the French would be our friends again.




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