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I hereby christen the Kerry Campaign Meme Suggestion Box.

Here are my suggestions on how to use it, not that we are great "rules" people here:

  1. Put the whole meme in the comment title, or as much as will fit.

  2. Indicate the context for the meme, but if too much explanation is necessary then it probably won't go over too well with the undecideds.

  3. Indicate where it might be best ti use it, e.g. ads, speeches, 527's.

  4. I don't know. It's your list, I'm just the bartender...

Originally posted to MarkInSanFran on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:45 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Mission Accomplished is now Mission Impossible (none)
    Probably bes used by 527's since it's pesimistic. Could be used by Kerry if he startes with "some people are saying..."

    Stolen from another post of mine earlier.

    No, data is not the plural of ancedote

    by MarkInSanFran on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:43:15 PM PDT

  •  The Economy, Health Care, Iraq (none)
    Three strikes and you're out.

    No, data is not the plural of ancedote

    by MarkInSanFran on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:44:17 PM PDT

  •  Tip Jar (none)
    It also would be good to recommend this so it stays around long enough to get some good entries.

    No, data is not the plural of ancedote

    by MarkInSanFran on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:47:24 PM PDT

  •  FIRE BOB SHRUM (none)

    "I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you... Now watch this drive." George W. Bush

    by DrFrankLives on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 08:55:11 PM PDT

  •  Investing in the future of America (none)
    then go on to describe programs like more education money, colledge scholarships, job retraining programs, infrastructure etc.

    "I just live forever, there just is no end / I just trust the oppression like I trust yr friends." (I got a) Catholic Block, by Sonic Youth

    by Demosthenes on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 09:06:22 PM PDT

  •  I knew George Bush, and you are no George Bush. (none)
    Kerry could badly humiliate W during the debates, on live TV, by comparing his pathetic performance to Poppy's - not that GHWB was a paragon of statesmanship, but it would be sweet to twist that particular knife. Plenty of possible angles, one would be Poppy's greater wisdom in foreign policy, such as his reluctance to invade Iraq for fear of a hopeless quagmire. Cite a few more examples, and then flatten Sonny Boy with the subject line.

    George Wastrel Bush

    Political skill in the absence of statesmanship is the first act of a tragedy. - Garrison Keillor

    by bumblebums on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 09:08:14 PM PDT

  •  Why would you hire this man again? (none)
    I see a series of ads, five or ten or even more, each one in the same style.  They'd show, first, what Bush promised: millions of new jobs, Mission Accomplished, Osama wanted dead or alive, restoring honor and dignity, etc; and then, what Bush delivered:  first net loss of jobs since Hoover, Iraq a quagmire, Osama still free, Bush never lifting a finger to help the Plame inquiry, and so forth.  Finally, on a blank screen:  "Why would you hire this man again?"

    The total campaign could be as memorable as "Got milk?" or the energizer bunny.  And God knows there's no lack of material to work with.

  •  Bush is a flip flopper (none)
    Run it in 527s, cuts of Bush giving speeches saying one thing and then speeches of him saying something completely different.  

    And another version of the ad could be your typical voter (ie, woman, white, 40's) talking about Bush's policies and how she honestly "can't make sense of them after he changes his mind so much."  

    We need to counter the Bush is a steady, rock solid leader meme.  

  •  It's the arrogance (none)
    I stand by my analysis that virtually all Bush's bad policies have been nurtured by his arrogance.
  •  Iraq is FUBAR (none)
    and Bush takes better care of Haliburton's profits than he does the men and woman fighting this poorly conceived war.  (I actually already expanded on this on my just posted diary)

    /Kerry-Edwards 2004/ - Because America Can Do Better, Must Do Better, and Deserves Better

    by ETinKC on Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 10:31:14 PM PDT

  •  I Wouldn't Trust Him to Invade Grenada (none)
    He claims he's the War President? Well, forget WMDs, 9/11, Osama to Saddam, the forgeries, forget it all.

    Let's pretend Iraq exists on an ephemeral plane.
    Let's frame the question as: How good a War President is George Bush?

    The record shows that he doesn't listen to military people, he makes wild assumptions about how wars should be run, he shows callous disregard for the lives of both Iraqis and Americans with his poor planning and lack of wisdom--heck, lack of logic. He is a complete disaster as a War President. Or, as someone else put it, he is a Catastrophic Success as a War President.

    Republicans are now joining in with a critique of his war skills. The guy's flank is weak, and everyone knows it.

    This is the frame that Kerry has just begun to pound into shape. It needs to be a little sharper. Bush, as a War President, has royally screwed up Iraq.

    Bush: A Catastrophic War President.

    "Can we do something for the Middle Class this time?" GWB, at a cabinet meeting discussing more tax cuts for the rich, as reported by Paul O'Neill.

    by upstate NY on Fri Sep 17, 2004 at 12:00:31 AM PDT

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