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    One sunny day in 2005, an old man approached the White House
    from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he'd been sitting on a park
    bench.
    He spoke to the Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go
    in and meet with President Kerry."
    The Marine replied, "Sir, Mr. Kerry is not President and doesn't
    reside here."
    The old man said, "Okay," and walked away.
    The following day, the same man approached the White House and said
    to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with
    President Kerry"
    The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Kerry
    is not President and doesn't reside here."
    The man thanked him and again walked away.
    The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to
    the very same Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with
    President Kerry."
    The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man
    and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here
    asking to speak to Mr. Kerry. I've told you already that Mr. Kerry is
    not the President and doesn't reside here. Don't you understand?"
    The old man answered, "Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it."
    The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "Yes Sir, see you

    tomorrow."
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    Hey Dal, is that a harbinger of things to come, or just wishful thinking?
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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    Talking Do What?........

    Boy, you can tell those who are NOT politicians by their posts...... The proper politically worded post would be: Dal, is that a harbinger of wishful thinking?
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    Great one!

    Probably not far from the truth if the opinions of the Marines Kerry cornered in Wendy's are an indication of the branch as a whole.

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    Excellent!!
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    Hey Dal, is that a harbinger of things to come

    God only knows!

    Crumple up conventional wisdom and circular file it -- if things hold steady we're probably looking at an election that makes 2000 look like a landslide.

    From CNN:
    In each case, the difference between the two men was less than the margin of error, making the results a statistical tie.

    Although the poll brought some good news for Kerry, it suggested that the convention helped mobilize voters on the opposite side as well.

    Of the 1,011 adult Americans interviewed, 916 identified themselves as registered voters and 763 said they were likely voters.

    The registered voters surveyed favored Kerry over Bush 50-47, a slight change from 49-45 found in a similar poll conducted two weeks ago.

    The likely voters polled favored Bush 50-47, whereas two weeks earlier they had favored Kerry 49-47.


    The Democrats have some very serious structural issues -- they're not winning the Governor's Mansions, they're not developing a cadre of middle-career state politicians to step into Congressional seats. Obama -- a keynote speaker at the DNC -- hasn't even held statewide office yet, and will probably get into the Senate thanks to a sex scandal on the Republican side. Local level they do OK -- goodness knows Connecticut and Massachusetts haven't been able to break their hold of the State Legislatures even though both have had Republican Governors for what, 10, 12 years now?

    Beyond that they get that deer-in-the-headlights stare from the double problem that the nation has shifted to more conservative in it's politics and people no longer want to pay increased taxes to support their socialist agendas that created a coalition of liberal interests.

    Bush shouldn't be this strong -- there's plenty of conservatives unhappy with parts of his fiscal policies and expansion of government. Problem is the Democrats can't produce a compelling candidate those conservatives would trust enough to protest against Bush.
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    Actually I truely hate politics and all that the word carries with it. I recognize it as a necessary evil to any society... but if I could figure a better way to live, without politics and politicians I would be a very happy guy.

    If you "say" you are going to do something, but circumstance prevents you from doing it, thats fine... but if you "promise" do do something then you bloody well better make every reasonable and concerted effort to achieve that promise. I guess thats why I dont stand well with Windbags.
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    The merest notion that someone would like to be a politician should bar them for life from becoming one
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    Hilarious, Dal!!!!

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    thats a GOOD ONE ! LOL !
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    Replace "Old Man" with "Polack from CT" and that'll be me!
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The jury is out on whether presidential
    nominee John Kerry got a 'bounce' in the polls after the Democratic
    National Convention. Some surveys suggest he did; in others, he did
    not.
    An ABC-Washington Post poll showed Kerry and running mate John
    Edwards slightly ahead among registered voters, with 50 percent to
    44 percent for President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
    Independent Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo were at 2 percent. Among
    likely voters, they were tied with Bush-Cheney in a three-way
    matchup.
    A Newsweek poll taken Thursday and Friday gave Kerry-Edwards a
    narrow lead over Bush-Cheney, 49 percent to 42 percent, with 3
    percent for Nader-Camejo. Kerry-Edwards and Bush-Cheney were
    essentially tied in a Newsweek poll in early July - 47 percent for
    Kerry-Edwards and 44 percent for Bush-Cheney with 3 percent for
    Nader-Camejo.
    Two polls taken after Kerry's speech last Thursday showed little
    or no movement.
    -A CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday found Bush and
    Cheney slightly ahead among likely voters in a three-way matchup,
    with 51 percent to 45 percent for Kerry-Edwards and 2 percent for
    Nader-Camejo. The two major party tickets were tied among
    registered voters in a three-way race.
    -A CBS News poll released Monday found the Democratic ticket
    slightly ahead of Bush-Cheney, 48 percent to 43 percent with Nader
    at 3 percent. The three-way race in early July was tied with
    Kerry-Edwards at 45 percent, Bush-Cheney at 43 percent and
    Nader-Camejo at 5 percent.
    Pollsters predicted before the convention that there would be
    little, if any, bounce in polls after the gathering. Voters are
    sharply divided and paying close attention to the race, limiting
    any post-convention boost in the polls.
    The polls found Kerry had solidified his support. In the
    ABC-Post poll, for example, the share of Kerry supporters who are
    "strongly" behind him increased to 85 percent, from 72 percent
    before last week's convention.
    The ABC-Post poll of 940 registered voters taken Friday through
    Sunday has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage
    points. The Newsweek poll of 1,010 registered voters was taken
    Thursday and Friday and the CBS poll of 881 registered voters was
    taken Friday Saturday and Sunday, both with margins of error of
    plus or minus 3 percentage points. The CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll of
    1,129 likely voters was taken Friday through Sunday and had a
    margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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