September 28, 2004

John Edwards Makes Campaign Appearance in the Swing State... New Jersey
— Ace

Yeahp. John "If I Was Invisible" Edwards was in Newark, NJ tonight.

NEWARK, N.J. - Before the 2001 terrorist attacks took the lives of her husband and more than 2,700 other victims, Kristen Breitweiser voted Republican.

Just askin'-- do we have any evidence besides the very-liberal-partisan Ms. Breitweiser's say-so for the oft-asserted claim that she used to vote Republican?

Richard Clarke also claimed to have "voted Republican" before deciding Bush was evil. That turned out to not be true at all, except in a very Clintonian sense.

Breitweiser, the media says, was a "registered Republican." But then, I'm a registered Independent, and I'm obviously not terribly Independent at all.

But the Middletown resident who helped elect President George W. Bush now believes wrong choices are being made, especially waging war with Iraq.


In the first visit to New Jersey by a candidate in the 2004 presidential campaign, Edwards criticized Bush's handling of the war on terror and national security issues.


While New Jersey was once considered a lock for the Democrats, recent polls indicate that Bush and his Democratic challenger John Kerry are in a virtual dead heat in the Garden State.

"It must mean that they are at least a little nervous," David Rohde, a political scientist from Michigan State, said referring to the Edwards visit.


Campaign officials would not say how much money they hoped to raise from Tuesday night's scheduled fund-raiser at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick.

So far, the Kerry-Edwards campaign in New Jersey has raised nearly $10 million, said Luis Vivciano, a spokesman for the campaign.

Republicans said the Edwards visit is a sign that Democrats are worried about winning New Jersey.

"I think it says a lot that Kerry has to go in and defend territory," said Kevin Madden, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.

The fund-raiser was "scheduled," although the reporter doesn't bother telling us when it was scheduled; and the reporter never says that the Newark rally was "scheduled" before recently, either.

Posted by: Ace at 08:32 PM | Comments (5)
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1 I guess the Communists for Kerry (left side of the screen, halfway down) amber alert worked.

Posted by: Karol at September 28, 2004 08:40 PM (NFi+H)

2 It's a common propoganda technique: someone who "switches sides" gains instant credibility. Mikey Moore used this to great effect in F9/11.

It applies both ways: a lot of people on our side gave Zell Miller, Ed Koch, Ron Silver, and Dick Morris instant credibility.

Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at September 28, 2004 09:21 PM (5anNT)

3 Funny you should ask about Breitweiser, Ace. The other day I sent you a link to an article I posted about the "Families of September 11" organization, and I posted a followup last night. They're starting to drink the Kool-Aid (assuming they aren't the ones mixing it in the first place...)

Posted by: The Black Republican at September 29, 2004 04:44 AM (9VCzx)

4 Most of East Brunswick was flooded yesterday PM, including most roads near and the highway all around the Hilton, so it would be interesting to see how many actually showed up for the show.

I'd bet it was thoroughly underwhelming.

Posted by: recon at September 29, 2004 05:28 AM (lKUxU)

5 I think the photographer must have been a sleeper agent for our sidesexy lingerie with no Sexy Costumes Why else would they position her hands "down there" looking like they're about to growl, "Feed me, Seymore!"

Posted by: siman at November 01, 2009 08:31 PM (V3Cth)

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