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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, March 03, 2004

    Fighting spirit 

    Having settled on John Kerry to face President Bush, California voters may have the answer why he was picked.

    "I think this guy's a fighter," said California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres. "He's going to hit back."

    It's that fighting spirit that makes Democrats optimistic as they head for what promises to be a nasty showdown with Bush over the next eight months.

    With Bush already showing that he's willing to throw a political punch or two, it all signals a campaign worthy of a Las Vegas boxing match.

    But Kerry seems to be ready. Tuesday night he said, "We have no illusions about the Republican attack machine ... But I know that together we are equal to this task. I am a fighter."

    - Jim Puzzanghera, San Jose Mercury News

    posted by Val at 1:24 PM



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