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Lieberman calls his Presidential campaign ‘journey with purpose’
Manchester Union Leader ^ | January 11, 2004 | Joe Cox

Posted on 01/11/2004 4:48:45 AM PST by billorites

BOW — Democratic hopeful Joe Lieberman compared his Presidential campaign to the cross-country trek depicted in the movie “Forrest Gump.”

“This a journey, a journey with a purpose,” Lieberman said as he stepped in from the cold to speak to a full house at One Putney Road.

“People keep joining us,” Lieberman said. “We can work together to make the future of this great country better and safer than it’s ever been. That is the journey that I’m on.”

“It’s not unusual for Joe to be in the Swett household on an extreme-temperature day,” said Dick Swett, explaining that the last time he and his wife, Katrina, hosted Lieberman it was one of the hottest days of the summer. “But regardless of the extremes on which Joe chooses to visit us, he is the moderate candidate who can unite the country.”

“We like Senator Leiberman, but we’re keeping our options open at this point,” said John Hutson of Bow. Andrew Jaffe of Bow said Leiberman “has a warmth and an openness and he has experience.” Jaffe said he considered himself a moderate Democrat.

Elliot Lasky of Nashua described himself and his wife, Betty, as a Leiberman supporters from the beginning of his campaign. “We believe in the guy. He’s honest and straightforward, middle-of-the-road,” Lasky said. “He’s the only one in the field who can unseat George Bush.”

Jim Braver traveled from Newton, Mass., to meet Leiberman. “I like the way he sort of holds the middle ground,” Braver said. “He’s the most believable to me.”

Katrina Swett ran unsuccessfully as Democrat two years ago in the 2nd Congressional District. That seat is currently held by Republican Charles Bass. Dick Swett held that office for two consecutive terms during the first half of the 1990s and then ran for U.S. Senate in ‘96 and lost.

Leiberman said that should he be elected President, he would “work his darndest to bring both Swetts to Washington.”

Daughter Chelsea Swett, who is studying journalism in the graduate program at Columbia University, said she has been enjoying the Presidential campaigning during her holiday break. “You find out a lot more from New Hampshire media in lot of ways,” she said of the campaign. “It’s easier to get access to them here as opposed to New York City, for example.”

TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; lieberman
“This a journey, a journey with a purpose”

"I've got one! I've got a special purpose!"

1 posted on 01/11/2004 4:48:45 AM PST by billorites
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2 posted on 01/11/2004 4:50:35 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: billorites
Lieberman especially, but Kerry, Gebhardt, and even John Edwards should be mad as hell at the Clintons for inserting Wesley Clark into the democrat's demolition derby. Maybe they are, but the cowards don't dare badmouth the Clintons publicly. They didn't even have the courage to piggyback comments onto Sharpton's declaration last week that 8 years of Bill Clinton had destroyed the democratic party.

Al Gore, Bill Bradley, and now even the nasty Harkin have endorsed Howard Dean, so maybe that's their semi-subversive way of thwarting Clinton/McAuliffe's perpetual ownership of the DNC. But it's a no go until democrat senators demolish the lingering stench of the Clintons

3 posted on 01/11/2004 5:12:17 AM PST by YaYa123 (@Lieberman's "Journey" Into
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To: YaYa123
No comment...just keeping an eye on Mrs. Clinton's Stealth campaign........
4 posted on 01/11/2004 5:26:34 AM PST by yoe (Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest............the Clark mantra)
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To: billorites
“This a journey, a journey with a purpose"

Sort of like the maiden voyage of the Titanic.
5 posted on 01/11/2004 5:49:37 AM PST by DarthVader (John Kerry is the biggest pompous ass I have ever seen.)
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To: yoe
Not fair to give us a "non-comment comment". I bet you think Hillary will run this time around....but I tell you "no, no, not this time, no matter what". Do you trust me? (I'm the (embarrassed and blushing) one who's been predicting since time immemorial that John Kerry would be the Dems 2004 candidate).
6 posted on 01/11/2004 6:11:53 AM PST by YaYa123 (@But I AM Right about Hillary...... Yes I Am. com:)
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To: DarthVader
I didn't get Titanic visions when Lieberman spoke of "Journey". The very word "journey" makes me sick to my stomach.

It's been like the latest trite, empty headed,celebrity catch phrase! If I hear one more rockstar speak of their journey to sobriety, or one more Hollywood bimbo speak of making a movie as a journey, I'll get drunk myself!

7 posted on 01/11/2004 6:28:09 AM PST by YaYa123 (@Introspective Navel Gazing Is NOT A
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