Skip to comments.Dukasis II - A sequel to a Democratic horror show.
Posted on 09/20/2004 2:58:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Harold Meyerson, editor of the liberal magazine The American Prospect, tells a story of a friend of his who had a dream. He was walking through the headquarters of the Kerry campaign. Behind a door marked "Campaign Manager" he found Kerry manager Mary Beth Cahill. As he drew nearer, however, the woman suddenly ripped off her Cahill mask, behind which was . . . Susan Estrich, Michael Dukakis's campaign manager! Mr. Meyerson's friend woke up screaming.
Lots of Democrats are having similar nightmares about 1988, when Mr. Dukakis, once ahead 17 points in the polls, lost by eight to George W. Bush's father.
Says one Democratic consultant: "I would have called you crazy if in 1989 you would have told me that a decade and a half later this party was going to nominate Dukakis's lieutenant governor--another aloof Massachusetts liberal who would overconfidently feel he would mop the floor with this clueless guy named Bush. But I fear I've seen this movie, and it's 'Groundhog Day.' "
Like Mr. Kerry, Mr. Dukakis was a liberal at heart, but both were perceived as moderates until the fall campaign. Reporters, most of whom supported both Democrats, did all that they could to prop up that image. The need to preserve a moderate image prompted both candidates to talk evasively about issues; in his convention speech Mr. Dukakis famously declared: "This election is not about ideology, it's about competence."
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I wasn't around for Dukakis the First (being 9 at the time), but looking at the final result, I certainly hope that things do repeat themselves...
"Man these guys are good. I love photo-ops that make me look commanding."
What's not to like?
I think that picture should be in the dictionary under "girlie-man".
A little correction
All these articles about style and none about the candidates positions and stances..the things that make them liberal. Kerry is lost if election today or even this week and it is because of WHO the democrats ARE, not cause they failed in a makeover.
I do that whenever I see her come on to FNC as a "political commentator."
I`ve been collecting every single Kerry girlie man photo for the past month. I should post them all here, it`ll take a while though to upload them though. It`s hilarious.
Awww, you're just a little baby!
You've done it again, CW. Thanks for posting a very interesting column.
Meanwhile, Kerry should count himself a very lucky man. How often have you heard someone say that he'd like to be able to attend his own funeral and hear the eulogies? Kerry is getting to experience just that!
Do you have one of Kerry throwing out that first pitch? A classic throwing-like-a-girl moment. He made Bud Selig look like Nolan Ryan.
A Kerry video just came up on TV and my wife's gaydar went off. I don't look at the dork, that's her job.
You were around, don't contradict yourself. I was a MA liberal at the time, and I loved his convention speech. It was exciting and inspiring. Today I have a somewhat different opinion, but I would still rate it better than any of Kerry's.
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