Skip to comments.OUT-OF-TOUCH KERRY NOW OUT OF CHANCES (not comfortable in a trailer park---like Clinton)
Posted on 11/05/2004 1:37:00 AM PST by Liz
President Bush won the White House because he understands it's hip to be square.
Bush knows what he stands for and connects with mainstream Americans across a cultural divide that Democrat John Kerry just can't reach.
The president won re-election far from the fancy Manhattan dinner tables where pampered liberals love to ridicule him as a dummy, out in rural and exurban areas where Americans still think it's right to talk about loving God and country.
He won in places where campaigning with Red Sox World Series hero Curt Schilling trumps Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi any time, and Whoopi Goldberg was never seen as funny, even before her obscene anti-Bush rant at a Kerry cash bash.
He won in tiny towns where no one dreams of dining with Bush-hating billionaire George Soros, you don't need to borrow a gun to go goose hunting, and opposing gay marriage is seen as standing up for traditional values.
"Most people in America don't windsurf and don't snowboard. Kerry's problem wasn't about his thoughts or issues as much as it was his inability to connect," said Democratic strategist David Doak.
"Democrats get in trouble with candidates from the liberal elite, of noblesse oblige, who talk about, 'Oh gee, I'm going to help the poor people,' " Doak added.
As he sees it, the Democratic Party is a mix of working people and often-wealthy liberals. But recently with the notable exception of Bill Clinton the party has chosen nominees who reflect an elite, out-of-touch mentality.
"Bill Clinton could go both ways. He was comfortable in trailer parks as well as Park Avenue. But he was a unique figure," Doak said. "We Democrats have got to find a way to reconnect with rural voters and more conservative voters."
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Kerry's supposed concern for the poor would be a tad more convincing if he ever, ever considered the possibility of reaching into his own pocket to help!
Kerry might not be comfortable in a trailer park but he better get used to the dog house.
Thank you for posting this. Norski :-)
Wonder where he is going to go when Terazaaa boots him out the door....
The Dems didn't want to win this one, they put forth the biggest loser they could find. Hillary in 2008 is their goal, they don't want to do any work, but would prefer to squander the work of Republicans.
"REGULAR FOLK" live on the East Coast,go to Yale and to Harvard,just as our beloved president did and (gasp),yes,even go to boarding schools too.And guess what? THEY AREN'T ELITISTS EITHER! Still and all,if YOU represent "regular folks" (which you don't!),then the rest of us here aren't.
And here's a helpful hint....THINK before you post and don't post again until you get more acquainted with this forum. :-)
You are very welcome.
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