Monday, May 17, 2004

Letter to The Note

News Source: ABC News
Title: (Un)Civil (Un)Rest
What We All Need is Steady Leadership

The following is a letter Kerry Defense sent to ABC News' Political Unit earlier today in response to their convaluted and biased analysis of the effects of legalized gay marriage in Massachusetts:

    So what do we get from today’s Note?

    Confirmation that Kerry is a “waffler” and a “flip-flopper” on the issue of gay marriage and that only “cynics” think the President has pushed the issue for purely political reasons. Gay rights groups are willing to overlook “flaws” in John Kerry. And everyone will be watching for campaign “finesse” when the Democrats meet in Boston (never mind those pesky out of work firefighters and throngs of protesters who are determined to create more trouble in the Big Apple during the Republican convention than can be imagined).

    As you all so cynically put it: “John Kerry would just like this issue to go away.” Well, so should the media, since it’s a red herring and was undeniably foisted into this years political debate to help Bush in red states in which he is struggling to stay even with Kerry. Yep, that’s right, even. Go check Zogby, they’re tied in the red states.

    Have fun…and just remember, when John Kerry wins by 8 points nationally and nabs a few red states out of the Bush column you can thank yourselves for missing, COMPLETELY MISSING, Kerry’s appeal. You have never, EVER, given the guy credit for appealing to the general electorate and have consistently echoed meaningless Republican charges that are so much more true of our current President – he doesn’t tell the truth about war, he’s flip-flopped on a slew of things in the last two months alone, Condi, 911 Commission, UN and Iraq just to name a few (small) things – and you snicker at the slightest hint of complexity in language and campaign rhetoric coming from Kerry.

    God helps us. Are we a nation doomed to elect stupid Presidents forever?