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September 28, 2004
Vote for Kerry, he's tall!

Gearing up for Thursday's debate, Senator Kerry tries out several themes, some old and some new, for the Wisconsin voters. According to the AP:

Speaking at a town hall style meeting here, not far from the hideaway resort where he is preparing for the debate, Kerry ridiculed Bush for saying in a television interview that he had no regrets over his "Mission Accomplished" speech aboard an aircraft carrier and would do it again.
"Since he said that, over 900 have given their lives for the country. The mission was not accomplished when he said it," Kerry said.
"He didn't know it and didn't understand it. It's not accomplished today. And he's still trying to hide from the American people what needs to be done in order to be successful in Iraq," Kerry added. Bush didn't actually say "mission accomplished" at the time, but spoke beneath a huge banner on the carrier bearing those words.

The only surprise here is that the AP takes it upon itself points out that President Bush didn't use the words "mission accomplished in his speech." You know things are looking bad for the Dems when the AP misses a chance to smear the president.

Next theme:

Kerry also conceded that, as a Massachusetts senator, he had voted for a federal program that propped up prices for Northeastern dairy farmers over objections of their Midwestern counterparts.
"I'm running for president of the United States now and I intend to represent all the farmers of America," he said.

As president, I will vote for dairy farmers before I vote against them.

And finally, the coup de grace:

Kerry told his Wisconsin audience not to be wary of changing horses midstream if the horse is drowning. "May I also suggest that we need a taller horse? You can get through deeper waters that way," he said, a reference to his five-inch height advantage over Bush.

Vertically challenged voters everywhere, take note!

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