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  • America Votes

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    Tuesday, October 12, 2004

    More debate prep, or just baseball madness 

    Sen. John Kerry had initially planned to travel to Phoenix Tuesday night, but changed his mind and decided to stay in Santa Fe, N.M., where he has been huddling with his debate team.

    Why the change? Did the travel time interfere with watching his beloved Red Sox play the first game of the American League Championship series against the hated Yankees? Or did he need another evening of debate prep for what could be the most important third debate in the history of presidential politics?

    "He's really enjoying New Mexico and there was no need to rush," said spokesman David Wade. "And you better believe his Red Sox are on his mind even as he takes this debate very seriously."

    Yeah, but will he run through another 90-minute mock debate with his advisers, too?

    "He may do one more," Wade said.

    posted by Jim Kuhnhenn at 2:38 PM



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