Monday, October 11, 2004

Persuasive and Compelling

First was this Kerry endorsement by the Philadelphia Inquirer. This piece is persuasive because there's no fawning over Kerry or making him out to be the grand saviour but, as Joe Friday might say, "Just the facts, ma'am." [via Suburbanguerilla]

Next, the film Going Up River: the Long War of John Kerry is both compelling and persuasive (besides it has some great background music). I was glad I downloaded it before the great and powerful Giblets mentioned it because the site is getting major traffic now. I hope George Soros or Moveon find a way to air this in swing states. Frankly, I don't know why they don't do a DVD mass mailing to 'persuadables' in the swing states. The film is well done and would go a long way to reassure those that have decided, for whatever reason, that Kerry doesn't have what it takes to further the front on the war on terror.

I have to say that watching the film though, I came away with the singular question of what happened to Kerry. In this film, only in his twenties, he speaks eloquently but with an easy cadence that hasn't been evidenced thus far in this campaign. Calm, yet with obvious underlying passion, he easily 'converses' with reporters, Dick Cavett and congressional members. If he could find that John Kerry, he'd win in a landslide.

Download it or buy it, but definitely watch this film. Since I live in a ridiculously red state, it isn't showing in theatres here but a group of Dems are trying to get the rights to sponsor its showing on public access or a local network affiliate.


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