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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    Crashing in flyover country 

    From the radical left, Alexander Cockburn weighs in on where the Democrats went wrong:
    Week after week Kerry and his boosters displayed an unmatched deafness to political tone. The haughty elitist from Boston probably lost most of the Midwest forever when he said in the high summer that foreign leaders hoped he would win. The applause of the French in Cannes for Michael Moore's 9/11 was the sound of the cement drying over the corpse of Kerry's chances of carrying the Midwest. Soros's dollars were like flowers on the grave. After the billionairess Portuguese-American Teresa Heinz Kerry said in mid-October that Laura Bush had never held a job it was all over.


    posted by John Murrell at 4:00 PM



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