Political attack dogs try to rip and shred their opponents by shaking
out all the dirt possible on the other. But a few
candidates stand above the slime of "dirty politics," and avoid
Political Terrorism. In Iowa, the people poured out to
vote for a Sentinel of Political Vigilance. Why?
January 20, 2004—Ground Zero Plus 860
Attack-Dog Politics Turn And Bite Dr. Dean
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Jan.
20, 2004 --
The race for President of the United States democratic nominee has
been called a dog fight. Some have called it an attack-dog
fight. I call it the Beast of Political Terror attack.
day was NOT made in Iowa's democratic nomination event
Last night, in round one of a main political nomination event,
democrat Howard Dean's campaign was gutted by the slashing teeth of
Senator John Kerry and John Edwards, rivals of Dr. Dean for the
democratic presidential spotlight.
The battle between democrats has been
likened to attack-dog politics, where one candidate sics his Beasts of
Political Terror on another candidate in hopes of wounding and
crippling the other. The attack-dog strategy is to
divert voters from critical policy questions; to eviscerate the
opponent's personality, ripping open and exposing any and all flaws.
These tactics used to be called "dirty politics,"
but there has been an evolution. Dirty has turned into
Dean sunk his
jaws deep into President Bush's belly
Apparently, it back lashed on Howard Dean.
John Edwards, who came in second behind Senator Kerry, walked the
neutral line. He made no attacks.
Dean, on the other hand, had his bulldog jaws
sunk deep into President Bush's belly, snarling and shaking the
president's war policies rabidly, even after Saddam Hussein has been
captured. Dean also snarled and snapped at an elderly Iowan
during a Town Hall meeting, suggesting to viewers that Dean had no
control of his emotions, and might verbally abuse someone on an
unequal plane just to make a point.
Kerry, on the other hand, appealed to the voters
in Iowa. Unlike Dean, Kerry went to war and fought for his
country. Kerry acted with heroism. Even though
Kerry supported the resolution to go to war in Iraq, he opposes it
today. Voters bought the fact that Kerry had a right
to make a stand, while they denied Dean that authority in the final
In Iowa it
appears that Kerry is the best protector of the Children's
I believe there is an undercurrent in Iowa that
runs deep in all the primaries being held throughout the country.
That is, who is the best Sentinel of Vigilance, the best protector of
the Children's Children's Children?
Dr. Dean is an opportunist.
Most politicians are. He leaped out in front of the
anti-war band and made a lot of noise when others were silent.
His rants and raves and attack-dog policies to undermine the President
and American policy brought him into the spotlight. But,
when the American public, at least in Iowa, stepped back and looked
hard at whose hands they were willing to place the security of their
Children's Children's Children, they offed Dean and fell behind Kerry.
Why? Kerry is a Soldier of Vigilance.
He has proven his ability to put his life up on the chopping block to
defend others. Courage, Conviction and Right Actions that
benefit future generations are not commodities that come out of
speeches, but realities shaped on the anvil of experience.
Vigilance are not made of paper or speeches
receiving military honors
Kerry was willing to take a bullet for America's
future. Sentinels of Vigilance are not made of paper
or speeches. They accrue their respect over time and are
tested by challenges.
As a Vietnam Vet, I was glad to see Kerry win
Iowa. I believe that a president who has faced the Beast
of Terror in the battlefields makes better decisions than one who
hasn't. When one puts his or her life on the chopping
block for a cause that involves the security of all children,
there is a maturity within one that cannot be compared to one who has
not made such a choice.
Whether Senator Kerry is successful or not in his
bid for democratic leadership of his party, I have no idea.
dogs that sought to boost Dean to the forefront failed and.....
muzzled by the voters