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Saturday, July 03, 2004

Kerry and Values

Apparently, the presumptive Democratic nominee has discovered a new theme and is talking about it a lot:

Forty-eight minutes into a rambling speech about education, health care, jobs and equal opportunity here the other morning, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts went off-script to sum up his White House quest in a simple sentence. "In the end it's about values," he told a conference of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition...

Last Saturday, Mr. Kerry used the V-word no fewer than eight times in a 36-minute speech to Hispanic leaders and next Wednesday he is scheduled to give a speech on his "plan to restore America's values to the White House."

It's nice for Kerry to talk about values to Hispanic audiences, but he still has to deal with the reality that he is out of touch with Hispanic values on issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

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