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    Convention thoughts from Tom Webb


    Wednesday, July 28, 2004

    Strong. Strength. Repeat. 

    What are the key words that Democrats will emphasize about the Kerry-Edwards ticket?

    Strong.

    Strength.

    And how do we know this? Because the delegates are being given "talking points" about the ticket -- or at least the Minnesota convention delegates were. When a reporter or TV camera appears, this is what the delegates should say.

    Here's one of the talking points: "John Kerry and John Edwards understand that American is stronger when we are respected in the world. They understand we need a strong military and strong alliances. And they will provide real leadership that will make America as safe as it can be."

    Republicans will, no doubt, have their own talking points next month...starting with the phrase, "9-11 changed everything."

    There's probably a drinking game in here somewhere.





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