Look Who's Linking to PoliBlog:
Absinthe and Cookies
Accidental Verbosity
Admiral Quixote's Roundtable
All Day Permanent Red
All Things Jennifer
Ann Althouse
The American Mind
Arguing with signposts
The Astute Blogger
Asymmeterical Information
B-Town Blog Boys
Backcountry Conservative
Balloon Juice
Bananas and Such Begging to Differ
The Bemusement Park
Bewtween the Coasts
Betsy's Page
The Big Picture
Blogs for Bush
Boots and Sabers
The Bully Pulpit
Caffeinated Musing
California Yankee
Captain's Quarters
Chicago Report
Chicagoland of Confusion
Citizen Smash
Collected Thoughts
The Command Post
Common Sense and Wonder
Confessions Of A Political Junkie
Conservative and Right
Cranial Cavity
The Daily Lemon
Daly Thoughts
DANEgerus Weblog
Dart Frog on a Cactus
Dean's World Dear Free World
Brad DeLong
Democracy Project
The Disagreeable Conservative Curmudgeon
Down to the Piraeus
Drink this...
Earthly Passions
The Education Wonks
the evangelical outpost
Eye of the Storm
The Flying Space Monkey Chronicles
The Friendly Ghost
Functional, if not decorative
The Galvin Opinion
The Glittering Eye
Haight Speech
The Hedgehog Report
Heh. Indeed.
Hennessy's View
High Desert Skeptic
Robert Holcomb
I love Jet Noise
Idlewild South
Independent Thinker
Insults Unpunished
Internet Ronin
Ipse Dixit
It Can't Rain All The Time...
The Jay Blog
Jen Speaks
Joefish's Freshwater Blog
John Lemon blog
Judicious Asininity
Just On The Other Side
The Kudzu Files
Let's Try Freedom
Liberty Father
Life and Law
Locke, or Demosthenes?
Gary Manca
Mark the Pundit
Mediocre but Unexciting
Mental Hiccups
Miller's Time
Mind of Mog
Minorities For Bush
Mr. Hawaii
The Moderate Voice
The Modulator
Much Ado
Mungowitz End
My opinion counts
my thoughts, without the penny charge
My Word
Neophyte Pundit
New England Republican
NewsHawk Daily
neWs Round-Up
No Pundit Intended
Nobody asked me, but...
Obsidian Wings
Occam's Toothbrush
On the Fritz
On the Third Hand
One Fine Jay
Out of Context
Outside the Beltway
Peppermint Patty
John Pierce
The Politicker
The Politburo Diktat
Political Annotation
Political Blog For The Politically Incorrect
Power Politics
Practical Penumbra
Priorities & Frivolities
Prof. Blogger's Pontifications
Pundit Heads
The Queen of All Evil
Quotes, Thoughts, and other Ramblings
Ramblings' Journal
Random Acts of Kindness
Random Nuclear Strikes
Ranting Rationalist
Read My Lips
Reagan Country
A Republican's Blog
The Review
Right Side of the Rainbow
Right Wingin-It
Right Wing News
Right Voices
Rightward Reasonings
riting on the wall
Rooftop Report
The Sake of Argument
Secular Sermons
Sha Ka Ree
Shaking Spears
She Who Will Be Obeyed!
The Skeptician
The Skewed
small dead animals
Sneakeasy's Joint
SoCal Law Blog
A Solo Dialogue
Some Great Reward
Southern Musings
Speed of Thought...
Spin Killer
Matthew J. Stinson
The Strange Political Road Trip of Jane Q. Public
Stuff about
Target Centermass
Templar Pundit
The Temporal Globe
Tex the Pontificator
Texas Native
think about it...
Tobacco Road Fogey
Tony Talks Tech
The Trimblog
Use The Forks!!
Wall of Sleep
Weapons of Mass Discussion
Who Knew?
The Window Manager
Winning Again!
WizBang Tech
The World Around You
The Yin Blog
You Big Mouth, You!
Non-Blogs Linking to PoliBlog: - Alabama Weblogs

AJC's 2004 Election Politics Sites and Blogs Campaign Finance
Welcome to World O' Blogs
Yahoo! Directory Political Weblogs
Young Elephant
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Is Kerry Digging the Hole Deeper?

By Steven Taylor @ 10:56 am

As I have argued previously, this may not be the best move for Kerry: Kerry Demands Bush Prove Guard Service.

  • For one thing, it looks like tit-for-tat over the medals flap, which will help keep the medals controversy alive.
  • Fighting this election over events of thirty years ago is a bad strategy-we have troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan in active combat, and we still face the threat of al Qaeda. Eventually 2004 trumps 1971.
  • While Kerry’s service is a plus, his post-service activities are, at best, a wash. as many people will object to them, thus nullifying some of the ground that might could be gained from the “I served and he didn’t” business.
  • I again point to Kerry’s own words: “We certainly do not need something as complex and emotional as Vietnam reduced to simple campaign rhetoric” and “We do not need to divide America over who served and how.”
  • Kerry appears to be on the defensive, which isn’t very presidential and part of what he needs to establish is that he has the capacity to be “presidential".

    I am honestly curious: is there a Kerry supporter out there who thinks this is a wise course of attack for Kerry to pursue? I agree that catching Bush in an obvious, provable lie would be to Kerry’s advantage-however, this strikes me as unlikely given all the scrutiny his Guard records were under a few months back with no hard evidence of untruth uncovered.

    This isn’t shaping up as a particularly well-run campaign.

  • Filed under: 2004 Campaign
    • Accidental Verbosity linked with I'll take inept Senators from Massachusetts for $100, Alex.
    • Insults Unpunished linked with Kerry Should Have Done The Today Show
    • The American Mind linked with Kerry's House of Ketchup #9

    Click here to go to the main page.


    1. Poll: Should President George W. Bush have to prove whether he fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the Vietnam War, as Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has suggested?

      I think Bush should provide proof of his service, so this issue can be settled, and the race for the presidency can continue.


      Comment by PoliticalBlogger — Tuesday, April 27, 2004 @ 2:23 pm

    2. Same damn spammer left the exact same comment on my site. What a doofus.

      Comment by Director Mitch — Tuesday, April 27, 2004 @ 4:59 pm

    3. An internet poll with a grand total of 65 votes and is essentially 50/50 means what exactly?

      Comment by Paul — Tuesday, April 27, 2004 @ 5:44 pm

    4. Kerry needs to keep digging.
      If he is to keep good on his promise that he will create millions of jobs in his first 100 days, all those people will have to dig holes for the government.

      Comment by John Lemon — Tuesday, April 27, 2004 @ 11:07 pm

    RSS feed for these comments.

    Leave a comment

    Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>



    Take a Look At This!
    • Tabloid News
    • Word of The Day
    • Chronograph Watches
    • Office Shredders
    • Cash Registers
    • Ricoh Fax Machines
    • IBM Typewriters
    • Copy Machines
    • UNIX Consulting
    • Web Design

    Visitors Since 2/15/03

    Powered by WordPress