May 27, 2004
Kerry's House of Ketchup #13
With Memorial Day festivities approaching what better addition to the brats, hot dogs, Italian sausage, and hamburgers everyone will be grilling than a big, tomato-y edition of Kerry's House of Ketchup? Did you know KHoK goes great with beer? How do you think I can get through this every week?
First, some articles of note.
Kerry has a campaign theme: "Let America Be America Again." What does this mean? It must be full of nuance that only a French intellectual can understand.
Kerry thought about going to his party's nominating convention and not accepting his party's nod to be better positioned financially against the Bush money machine. That ticked off local Bostonians and threatened to turn the convention into an event only seen on C-SPAN. The idea got nixed yesterday. Another flip-flop?
Charles Paul Freund has an interesting piece on political intimacy and how Kerry used his war experience to give himself "a personal narrative sufficiently powerful to overcome his stylistic and rhetorical weaknesses."
His "personal narrative" might not be enough in Ohio. One local union president said, "There is some uneasiness there. He [Kerry] does not come across to working class people as well as some did." Another local union president points out that Kerry voters are the ABB (Anyone But Bush) type: "The enthusiasm may not be there for Kerry, but there is a great enthusiasm for getting rid of Bush, and that is going to send Kerry to the White House."
Enough of me. Let's see what other webloggers are saying about Senator Zoop:
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[Thanks go to the John F. Kerry Media Relations Center for the Sen. Zoop's "voice."]