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« on: May 20, 2004, 04:26:44 pm »
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Kerry Settles On Campaign Theme, 'Let America Be America Again'
Thu May 20 2004 09:41:50 ET

While continued violence in Iraq and economic worries at home have sapped public confidence and hurt approval ratings for President Bush, worried Democrats have complained that their nominee-in-waiting has been too slow to project a clear message and establish himself as a strong alternativem the WALL STREET JOURNAL repots on Thursday.

But John Kerry's three-day Western swing this week could prove a turning point.

At a time of national self-doubt, the Massachusetts senator hopes to project an image of reassuring strength that melds 'can-do' American optimism with a call for a return to the sense of community." Kerry said, "Talking about 'Let America be America again' is tapping into that value system that people think makes this country strong. What is it that makes us strong, and what do we have to do to get that back, to let America be America? Strength means people being able to do better in their jobs. Strength means having the courage to stand up to special interests that steal the agenda here in Washington. Strength is fighting to have health coverage for children." The Journal adds, "The line comes from the title of a Langston Hughes poem. Mr. Kerry first wrapped it into an appearance on Monday in heavily Republican Kansas with civil-rights leaders, where he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education court ruling. He then took the words and made them more distinctly his own."

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2004, 04:32:26 pm »
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Pretty good.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2004, 05:59:13 pm »
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I like "John Kerry - two eyes and a nose"

Got to emphasize the fact that you're an acceptable alternate.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2004, 06:11:16 pm »
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Bland, but acceptable. Overly general, isn't catchy and doesn't really clear up anything. "Progress and prosperity" was much better, but it's a campaign title; not a terribly big deal whether it's wonderful or awful.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2004, 06:12:19 pm »
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Rather bad, because it simply proves the notion that he wants to act like 9/11 never happened.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2004, 06:55:54 pm »
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Kerry Settles On Campaign Theme, 'Let America Be America Again'
Thu May 20 2004 09:41:50 ET

While continued violence in Iraq and economic worries at home have sapped public confidence and hurt approval ratings for President Bush, worried Democrats have complained that their nominee-in-waiting has been too slow to project a clear message and establish himself as a strong alternativem the WALL STREET JOURNAL repots on Thursday.

But John Kerry's three-day Western swing this week could prove a turning point.

At a time of national self-doubt, the Massachusetts senator hopes to project an image of reassuring strength that melds 'can-do' American optimism with a call for a return to the sense of community." Kerry said, "Talking about 'Let America be America again' is tapping into that value system that people think makes this country strong. What is it that makes us strong, and what do we have to do to get that back, to let America be America? Strength means people being able to do better in their jobs. Strength means having the courage to stand up to special interests that steal the agenda here in Washington. Strength is fighting to have health coverage for children." The Journal adds, "The line comes from the title of a Langston Hughes poem. Mr. Kerry first wrapped it into an appearance on Monday in heavily Republican Kansas with civil-rights leaders, where he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education court ruling. He then took the words and made them more distinctly his own."

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It's too passive: "Let?"

We can make America great again.

I'm not saying that's perfect, but it's active, not passive.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2004, 06:58:23 pm »
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Kerry Settles On Campaign Theme, 'Let America Be America Again'
Thu May 20 2004 09:41:50 ET

While continued violence in Iraq and economic worries at home have sapped public confidence and hurt approval ratings for President Bush, worried Democrats have complained that their nominee-in-waiting has been too slow to project a clear message and establish himself as a strong alternativem the WALL STREET JOURNAL repots on Thursday.

But John Kerry's three-day Western swing this week could prove a turning point.

At a time of national self-doubt, the Massachusetts senator hopes to project an image of reassuring strength that melds 'can-do' American optimism with a call for a return to the sense of community." Kerry said, "Talking about 'Let America be America again' is tapping into that value system that people think makes this country strong. What is it that makes us strong, and what do we have to do to get that back, to let America be America? Strength means people being able to do better in their jobs. Strength means having the courage to stand up to special interests that steal the agenda here in Washington. Strength is fighting to have health coverage for children." The Journal adds, "The line comes from the title of a Langston Hughes poem. Mr. Kerry first wrapped it into an appearance on Monday in heavily Republican Kansas with civil-rights leaders, where he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education court ruling. He then took the words and made them more distinctly his own."

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It's too passive: "Let?"

We can make America great again.

I'm not saying that's perfect, but it's active, not passive.

Funny, I hadn't thought of it, but now that you metion it, it does sound weak, even pansyish to be honest.  But I still think that my original critisism is probably the most important.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2004, 01:53:49 am »
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It's pretty weak IMHO. Kind of like saying in WW2 "Lets be like before December 7th". America is still America, we are just showing our tough side right now.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2004, 02:37:52 am »
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It sells wat he is selling: a return to the attitudes and policies that brought terror to our shores.

That said, what he is selling will get American civilians killed by the thousands.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2004, 02:40:15 am »
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Bush should change his slogan to, "Today we need a Churchill, not a Chamberlain."
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2004, 02:44:06 am »
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Bush should change his slogan to, "Today we need a Churchill, not a Chamberlain."

I was kinda mad that he changed from his original solgan.  I liked "A Charge to Keep".
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2004, 07:12:45 am »
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Mildly bad...but everythivng baout Kerry is mildly bad.
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