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Barack Obama, notwithstanding what he said over the weekend, is not. What he--what Barack Obama did over the weekend about offshore drilling is a tease. He still hasn't said he's for offshore drilling. We're going, we're going to get to that in a moment. But we want to play out this controversy over the two ads because this is what Senator Obama had to say in response to the ad that included Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
Since they don't have any new ideas, the only strategy they've got in this election is to try to scare you about me. They're going to try to say, "Well, you know, he's got a funny name, and he doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills. And right away the manager from McCain campaign said that's the "introduction of the race card," As he described it, Rick Davis, "Barack Obama has played the race card, he played it from the bottom of the deck.
It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.
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What he was saying is they're trying to scare you. They're trying to scare the American people. And, believe me, I'm an expert on how they do that. They are engaged in character assassination, even John McCain's partner in a number of initiatives in the Senate, Russ Feingold, said yesterday, "They've decided they can't win on the issues, so now they're going to try to destroy his character. But it's not, it's not just The New York Times--well, but let me just Tom, The New York Times said this is the low road express.
What is the idea--no, wait, let me just finish. What is the idea The idea is that Barack Obama's not ready to lead, and he's against offshore drilling. Well, I'm going to come to that. I'm going to come to that. That's pretty direct and clear. No, it doesn't mention not ready to lead What it talks about--it tries to insinuate that his celebrity is somehow all he has.
Now, I'm going to get to the other, but this is, you know, this is a complete contradiction in John McCain. John McCain has said he wants a campaign of ideas, not insults. John McCain has said the American people want a campaign that's respectful. Advertise Even you, Joe, 10 years ago, you went to the floor of the United States Senate, and you said that our public life is coarsening. You said that the society's values are shrinking.
That's an ad that plays to the worst instincts in America, which is to diminish someone's character. But what the senator--but And then Karl Rove turns around, and Karl Rove brings up another statement, saying, "Obama's like the guy at the country club with the beautiful date and a martini and a cigarette in his hand.
They're trying to say to America, "Somehow, he's not like you.
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He's not like us. Joe doesn't work for the McCain campaign, that's the first thing that's Well, they just hired Karl Rove's top protege to help produce these kinds of ads. And, believe me, they talk to Karl Rove. Let me just ask, when Senator Obama responded, he didn't talk just about his character.
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He also talked about his appearance, and that's what prompted the McCain campaign to say he's playing the Yeah, but the McCain--everybody has commented, Tom I mean, when he, when he was talking about a dollar bill or a five dollar bill, he wasn't talking about whether he was not wearing a wig and wooden teeth. No, he was talking--what he was talking about is this campaign to scare about the person, and that's what they do.
They try to scare about the person. They try to attack the character. They can't win on health care. They can't win on the economy. Eighty-five percent of the people in the nation know the country's moving in the wrong direction.
They can't win--in fact, and I want to take Joe on on this, he just said the question is, is he ready to lead? Barack Obama has proven that he has the right judgment. What people are electing here is a president who has the judgment to do what's right for America.
Barack Obama is right about Iraq. He was right about Afghanistan. John McCain has been the slowest person to come to the question of Afghanistan and adding more troops. He was right about Pakistan, that we ought to have the ability to go in and take out a terrorist. And John McCain criticized him for taking that position. He's been right about North Korea and Iran and the notion that we ought to negotiate.
Now the Bush administration is negotiating. And John McCain's judgment has been wrong, and it's dangerous for America. We're going to get to all those issues, but I also want to raise what a surrogate for Senator Obama had to say to my friend Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation. He said, "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president. With all due respect, Senator Kerry, he could have been talking about your qualifications.
You're a Vietnam veteran Yeah, I, I don't agree. I don't agree with Wes Clark's comment. I think it was entirely inappropriate. I have nothing but enormous respect for John McCain's service.
I had the privilege of standing with John McCain in the, in the cell in Hanoi when we visited there together, when we worked on the issue of Vietnam together. It was an emotional moment. I, I have awe for John McCain's experience as a prisoner of war, and he, and he does understand duty and service. But here's what's important, Tom. Let's not get lost in this, you know--John McCain said this ought to be about big ideas.
Medicare is about to implode. You know, John McCain has a health care plan that every expert has said does nothing for the people who have no health care. Each veteran gave his or her name, hometown, branch of service and a statement.
As Kerry threw his decorations over the fence, his statement was: Media Appearances Because Kerry was a decorated veteran who took a stand against the government's official position, he was frequently interviewed by broadcast and print media.
He was able to use these occasions to bring the themes of his Senate testimony to a wider audience. In the Washington Star newspaper June 6,he recounted how he and other Swift boat officers had become disillusioned by the contrast between what the leaders told them and what they saw: I conducted harassment and interdiction fire.
I used 50 calibre machine guns, which we were granted and ordered to use, which were our only weapon against people. I took part in search and destroy missions, in the burning of villages. All of this is contrary to the laws of warfare, all of this is contrary to the Geneva Conventions and all of this is ordered as a matter of written established policy by the government of the United States from the top down. And I believe that the men who designed these, the men who designed the free fire zone, the men who ordered us, the men who signed off the air raid strike areas, I think these men, by the letter of the law, the same letter of the law that tried Lieutenant Calley, are war criminals.
The event sought to tie antiwar activism to patriotic themes. Over the Memorial Day weekend, veterans and other participants marched from Concord to a rally on Boston Common. The plan was to invoke the spirit of the American Revolution and Paul Revere by spending successive nights at the sites of the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating in a Memorial Day rally with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The second night of the march, May 29,was the occasion for Kerry's only arrest, when the participants tried to camp on the village green in Lexington. All were given the Miranda Warning and were hauled away on school buses to spend the night at the Lexington Public Works Garage.
The mass arrests caused a community backlash and ended up giving positive coverage to the VVAW. Early Political Career campaign In Februaryafter Kerry previously passed on an opportunity to run in another district, his wife, Julia bought a house in Worcester.
Residence there would have required Kerry to run for Congress against an incumbent Democrat, Harold D.
Instead however, the couple rented an apartment in Lowell. The incumbent in that district, F. Bradford Morse, was a Republican who was thought to be retiring. Counting Kerry, the Democratic primary race in had 10 candidates. One of these was State Representative Anthony R. On the eve of the September primary, Kerry's younger brother Cameron and campaign field director Thomas J. Vallely, both then 22 years old, were found by police in the basement of this building, where the telephone lines were located.
They were arrested and charged with "breaking and entering with the intent to commit grand larceny", but the case was dismissed about a year later. At the time of the incident, DiFruscia alleged that they were trying to disrupt his get-out-the vote efforts.
Vallely and Cameron Kerry maintained that they were only checking their own telephone lines because they had received an anonymous call warning that the Kerry lines would be cut. Although Kerry's campaign was hurt by the election-day report of the arrest, he still won the primary, narrowly beating state Representative Paul J. Kerry lost in Lawrence and Lowell, his chief opponents' bases, but placed first in 18 of the district's 22 towns. In the general election, Kerry was initially favored to defeat the Republican candidate, former state Representative Paul W.
Cronin, and an independent, Roger P. A major obstacle, however, was the district's leading newspaper, the conservative Sun. The paper editorialized against him. It also ran critical news stories about his out-of-state contributions and his "carpetbagging", because he had moved into the district only in April. Subsequently released "Watergate" Oval Office tape recordings of the Nixon White House showed that defeating Kerry's candidacy had attracted the personal attention of President Nixon.
The final blow came when, four days before the election, Durkin withdrew in favor of Cronin. Cronin won the election, becoming the only Republican to be elected to Congress that November in a district carried by Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern.
District Attorney After Kerry's defeat, he and his wife bought a house in Lowell. He decided that the best way for him to continue in public life was to study law. In Julywhile attending law school, Kerry was named executive director of Mass Action, a Massachusetts advocacy association. He received his Juris Doctor J. While in law school he had been a student prosecutor in the office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, John J. After passing the bar exam and being admitted to the Massachusetts bar inhe went to work in that office as a full-time prosecutor.
In that position, Kerry had dual roles. First, he tried cases, winning convictions in a high-profile rape case and a murder. Second, he played a role in administering the office of the district attorney by initiating the creation of special white-collar and organized crime units, creating programs to address the problems of rape and other crime victims and of witnesses, and managing trial calendars to reflect case priorities.
It was in this role in that Kerry announced an investigation into possible criminal charges against then Senator Edward Brooke, regarding "misstatements" in his first divorce trial. Lieutenant Governor Tenure InKerry resigned from the District Attorney's office to set up a private law firm with another former prosecutor. And, although his private law practice was a success, Kerry was still interested in public office. He re-entered electoral politics by running for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and won a narrow victory in the Democratic primary.
The ticket, with Michael Dukakis as the gubernatorial candidate, won the general election without difficulty. The position of Lieutenant Governor carried few inherent responsibilities. Dukakis, however, delegated additional matters to Kerry.
In particular, Kerry's interest in environmental protection led him to become heavily involved in the issue of acid rain. His work contributed to a National Governors Association resolution in that was a precursor to the amendments to the federal Clean Air Act.
During his campaign, Kerry had argued that nuclear evacuation planning was "a sham intended to deceive Americans into believing they could survive a nuclear war". Once in office, he drafted an Executive Order condemning such planning, which Dukakis signed despite having lost the presidential election. Robert Taft was the guest on "Meet the Press" that day, less than a month after the program debuted on NBC television at 8 p. Farley, the former postmaster general and former Democratic National Committee chairman, was the guest on the first broadcast.
With Washington's leading male reporters otherwise occupied at the men-only Gridiron Dinner, "Meet the Press" presented its first all-female program. He tells panelist and program co-founder Lawrence Spivak "anything that makes any race feel inferior Jackie Robinson, the first man to break the racial barrier in Major League Baseball, also becomes the first athlete to appear on "Meet the Press.
Here she talks about her trip to the Soviet Union. Indeed, it can be said that he is the poet of all mankind. Castro was annoyed that permanent panelist and producer Lawrence Spivak would not allow him to smoke cigars in the studio.
Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kennedy October 16, After this interview, then-Senator John F. Kennedy calls Meet the Press the nation's "fifty-first state. After the interview, Hoffa was furious about being asked whether his insistence on dealing only in cash and keeping few records gave the appearance of impropriety.
The potential Senate candidate was coached by his older brother, President John F.