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Subject: Red Sox Hero Schilling Even Endorses Bush!

Written By: BodaciousBoy on 11/27/04 at 11:21 pm

When he appeared on "The Best Damn Sports Show, Period" Boston Red Sox ace, Curt Schilling told about his endorsing George Bush. He said it was suprising to him that in a country where people burn the flag and the kkk march, he gets hassled for publicly supporting his choice for president. Here is a link about his appearance on Good Morning America.


Subject: Re: Red Sox Hero Schilling Even Endorses Bush!

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/28/04 at 12:48 am

Being the first and probably only person to view this, let me tell you, I agree with your politics but the election is over, John Kerry has been sent packing back to Massachusetts to be 100% forgotten in three months, and Bush remains the President until Jan. 20, 2009.

Subject: Re: Red Sox Hero Schilling Even Endorses Bush!

Written By: GWBush2004 on 11/28/04 at 1:10 am

Here is an article I really enjoyed:

Dean, Clinton and Kerry: No, No, No for 2008

Jonathan Chait
November 26, 2004

Thanksgiving is traditionally an occasion for Op-Ed columnists to put aside their customary bile and offer up heartfelt thanks for the many blessings that we Americans share. But I say: Heartfelt thanks are what grandmothers are for. I'm going with bile. This week's topic is Candidates Who Obviously Covet the 2008 Democratic Nomination and Who Must Be Stopped at All Costs From Obtaining It.

Let's begin with Howard Dean. Most of us thought that Dean's spectacular defeat in the Iowa caucuses last January meant the end of him and his movement. Instead, it was more like the ending to "Terminator 2," where the evil robot is blasted to smithereens and presumed dead, then the fragments slowly regroup and come to life. As we speak, Deaniacs are reconstituting in their yoga studios and organic juice bars, plotting — in their benevolent, cheerful but fundamentally misguided way — to make Dean the leader of the Democratic Party.

Why would this be such a disaster? Because, remember, the Dean campaign advanced two novel theories about national politics. The first was that Democrats paid too much attention to winning over the center. What they really needed to do was mobilize the base by nominating a candidate like Dean who'd fire up liberals. This turned out to be doubly wrong. Democrats were fired up enough that they didn't need a Howard Dean to inspire them to unprecedented enthusiasm. And a fired-up Democratic base, volunteering and donating at unprecedented levels, was not enough to win.

Second, Dean argued that Democrats didn't really need to engage the cultural issues that Republicans had long used to win white, working-class voters. Instead, Dean argued, it would be better to persuade culturally traditional whites to vote their economic self-interest. But of course, a candidate can't always decide for the voters what issues they should pay attention to. Economics is complicated. Cultural issues are visceral. The presidential election showed pretty decisively that Democrats can't get a hearing on their more popular economic platform if voters don't think their values are in the right place. A secular Yankee like Dean is about the worst possible candidate.

Unless, of course, the alternative is Hillary Clinton. OK, maybe she wouldn't be worse than Dean. But she surely would go down in flames if she won the nomination in 2008. President Bush owed his victory in large part to cultural division. If there's anybody who incites cultural divisions, it's Hillary Clinton.

Her advisors point out that she's religious and speaks the language of Scripture. That's nice, but nobody seemed to notice it during her eight years in the national spotlight. She's painfully uncharismatic. Her only political accomplishment is that she won a Senate seat in an extremely Democratic state, where she ran six percentage points behind Al Gore. Clinton's supporters like to note that she's not as liberal as people think. That's exactly the problem. I can see the logic behind nominating a liberal whom voters see as moderate. Nominating a moderate whom voters see as liberal is kind of backward, isn't it?

Probably the only worse option than Dean or Clinton, short of nominating Paris Hilton, would be to renominate John Kerry, who, reports have suggested, inexplicably harbors ambitions of running again in 2008. In a previous column I compared Kerry's contribution to his own campaign to an anchor's contribution to a boat race. In retrospect, I seem to have given him far too much credit.

Full story at the following link: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/2004/la-oe-chait26nov26,1,6587029.column?coll=la-news-elect2004

Subject: Re: Red Sox Hero Schilling Even Endorses Bush!

Written By: McDonald on 11/29/04 at 3:53 pm

Yeah, so. Why should I care... isn't it your beloved Faux News who insists that celebrities are a bunch of whiney brats to whom no attention should be paid? Or is that only when they are openly liberal? Only you would look so far up to a guy whose highest level of eduaction was that he attended an Arizona junior college in the eighties. His official bio says "attended" not "completed" or "graduated" mind you.

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