It's Not About
Kerry-Edwards - It's All About Beat Bush
by Murdock "Doc" Gibbs
One of the most amusing and interesting observations regarding
the upcoming presidential election is that it pits the incumbent
against the uninteresting.
Let's face it. Where is the real groundswell of excitement,
adoration and support for John Kerry and John Edwards? I believe
Democrats are going to be voting Democratic regardless of the
candidate. As uninteresting as Kerry is, it seems that Democrats
will be walking lockstep to vote their party ticket whether it
is Kerry or anyone else -- as long as the nominee is leftist/liberal.
How else can you explain the ho-hum responses of most liberal
blacks (a la the NAACP convention) to Kerry's speeches or their
deafening silence about the very obvious absence of prominent
black people on the Kerry campaign? How else can one explain
the pass they give this virtual billionaire owner of five mansions
and a lot of other rich man's toys as a true representative of
the common man? How else can one explain the support of the
pro-abortion lobby for Kerry even though, in his own words, he
believes in life beginning at conception.
Since he doesn't believe in gay marriage,
how else can one explain Kerry's coronation as having the most
"gay friendly" presidential ticket in history? Kerry's
core beliefs don't really matter. His reported flip-flops on
controversial issues don't really matter. He's the Democrat,
so everything else doesn't seem to matter.
I believe that Democratic support for the Kerry-Edwards ticket
is really an illusion. There's not as much love for this ticket
as there is animus and hatred for President George W. Bush.
How else do you explain the scandalous and deeply partisan hit-piece
that is Michael Moore's "Farenheit 911" movie? It
was shown at both the National Education Association and N.A.A.C.P.
It's not about Kerry-Edwards. It's all about Beat Bush. It's
all about Hate Bush. It's all about slander, trash, ridicule,
demean and destroy Bush. All Kerry has to do is shut up or,
at best, say little and the votes will come. Let Whoopi Goldberg
level the comedic, foul-mouthed below the belt blows. Let moviemaker
Michael Moore create the doubt and suspicions about Bush, Cheney
and the Iraq war. Let the Hollywood types spew their invectives
and demonize Bush and his conservative supporters. All Kerry
has to do is sit there, shut up, and the votes will come. Be
It seems like it is less important to the liberals that that
their candidate articulate matters of substance than that his
name is not George W. Bush.
What a dangerous way to select a president:
Vote for one candidate because you so hate the other guy!
Murdock "Doc" Gibbs,
a member of Project 21's national advisory council, is an entertainer
and freelance writer. Comments may be sent to [email protected].
Published July 2004 by The National Center for Public Policy
Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. New
Visions Commentaries reflect the views of their author, and not
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