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I think you're right about character which is why negative campaigning works well. That's an even bigger reason why Kerry was useless. If anyone ever knew what these guys were like the character issue would be won even by a pasty stiff like Kerry but you have to go negative. I couldn't believe it when Kerry refused to fight.

Republicans prove you don't need character so much as you need to fake being of good character. You need to pretend to stand for something. You need to pretend to get angry about stuff. No wonder Dean scared them so much.

Let's see now. Republican house, Republican senate, Republican judiciary, Republican president: abortion rate increases, size of government hugely increases, corruption hugely increases. That's character.

And the war - don't forget the war that we can't easily extricate ourselves and the world from.

You talked me into it, I just gave Pennacchio some bucks. (More than $5, less than $55). Go Chuck!

Welcome to the Wellstone Democrats revolution. And you reminded me - I still haven't given him my five.

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