Skip to comments.Kerry Showing Signs of Meltdown? (Crush Kerry)
Posted on 08/22/2004 9:09:58 PM PDT by igoramus987
Kerry Showing Signs of Meltdown?
The Kerry campaign closed out last week in full flail. And according to one source close to the campaign, the candidate is really starting to feel the heat. With looming questions about the integrity of his service in Vietnam dominating the narrative of the 2004 campaign, Democrat nominee John Kerry is in full battle mode against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. In addition to the highly orchestrated smear campaign against the vets being run out of the Democrat National Committee, the Kerry campaign and the DNC has also produced a blizzard of legal threats toward television stations who are running the Swiftees television commercials, bookstores that carry their best-selling book Unfit for Command and against the Bush campaign and the Swiftees themselves for what the Kerry campaign insist is an illegal, coordinated attack against Americas most liberal Senator.
But for all the legal harassment and public scorn dumped on the Swiftees, it is Kerry himself who is nervous about the outcome of this increasingly nasty dispute. And its starting to show behind the scenes.
A source close to the Kerry campaign and the Democrat National Committee told crushkerry.com that John Kerry spent the better part of last week fighting with his political and legal advisors about how best to handle the Swiftees. His key political advisors did not want to confront the controversy head on, as Kerry has, for fear that it would draw further attention to charges of lies, fabrication and war crimes.
There were several conference calls and a couple of meetings. Everyone was screaming. I would consider it the low point of the campaign, our source told us. By taking the Vets on, John Kerry thinks hes demonstrating bravery. But its a horrible mistake, politically.
Kerry also battled with his lawyers all week, insisting they distribute threatening letters to bookstores. According to our source, the Kerry legal team thought this, too, would be a mistake with a big risk of backfire.
Look, bookstores arent going to stop selling this book because John Kerry wants them to, our source told us. From what I understand, John Kerry made the lawyers send these letters out. Kerry ordered it personally! I mean, we just look desperate.
Our source also told us that several political advisors argued strenuously against threatening the bookstores and television stations, again fearing they would simply draw attention to the charges.
When asked if they expected anything to come out of the Kerry campaigns complaint to the FEC against the Bush campaign and the Swiftees, our source was not optimistic. Those complaints are pretty much pro forma. The Bush people have filed dozens of complaints against us and the 527s. our source stated.
When asked if they thought the campaign had overreacted and mismanaged the issue, our source said yes.
The original plan was to let the press handle it [the controversy, on behalf of the Kerry campaign], our source told us. But John Kerry has gone off the deep end. He wants to personally discredit these guys. I dont know if what theyre saying about him is true, but they have touched a big nerve with him. There is a lot of bad blood there.
If true, this shows that Kerry has terrible judgment.
C'mon John, Bring it on!!
Hummmmmmmmmmmm...what does THAT mean?
This is actually the denial stage. He can't believe this is happening to his world and he's lashing out, blaming everyone else. The next stage will be acceptance for his fate about all the lies. At this stage he will go into depression mode and basically just motion through the election. Edwards is trying to pick him up but Kerry's too far gone now. This is why Edwards is trying to lash out for him. It's not working. I've got one thing to say to them both,"Bring it on, whatever little you have left".
Well, duh. J 'effin thinks thought that his Vetnam fig leaf would protect him from the nasty and scurillous wascally Wepublicans explaining his useless senate record. Vietnam heroism was supposed to be why he's a better leader than George Bush.
Now the Swift Vets are destroying his Vietnam smokescreen, and with the second ad are showing him to be the traitorus opportunist that he is. His senate record will be blown open by BC/04 next.
Soon he will meet his destiny with Loserdom.
Now, more than ever...
I hope all of this is true, but I kind of m=find it hard to believe that crushkerry.com has a point of contact inside the kerry campaign.
"He wants to personally discredit these guys."
And just like Jimmah Carter, he'd try to micro-manage the presidency and then we'd REALLY see what a quagmire is.
Those that the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.
What about Post #6?
If the contents of this article is true, it looks like Kerry is turning against his staff. And his staff is beginning to doubt Kerry.
Why would a source close to the Kerry campaign tell crushkerry.com anything?
I'm not that gullible.
EXCEASE ME folks, the guy that posed this has only been a freeper for less than 2 weeks, HUMmmmmmm
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