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Personally, he comes across as a very hostile and angry man. He fired his campaign manager today. I'm sure he blames him for his lack of success in this campaign. I don't like the way he spends his time criticizing the other candidates-particularly Howard Dean. He should spend his time focusi

ng on his agenda not bashing someone else. How does it look to voters when democrats are bashing each other and then later, expected to support the one that wins the primary? It sends mixed signals and I don't like it.
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Unfortunately, I've missed the last two debates .... which I'm really sorry about, because they help me form opinions.

I agree that Kerry seems very antagonistic. He has had a pretty good thought or two ... but, he seems to lack the strong presence I would like to see in a president. He's one I had already preliminarily scratched off my list ... but I'm still watching!

Dean dropped a notch or two down the list with all that confederate flag stuff. I understand his reasoning, but I'm not sure I like it.

Free your mind, and the rest will follow.
Kerry Rides Harley Onto 'Tonight Show'
By GREG RISLING, Associated Press Writer

BURBANK, Calif. - Riding in on a borrowed Harley-Davidson, John Kerry appeared Tuesday on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" as rancor within his presidential campaign continued to boil.

The Massachusetts senator, wearing a leather jacket, blue jeans and a denim shirt, rode the motorcycle onto the stage.

The Democrat talked mostly politics during the interview with Leno, generating few laughs. He criticized George Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and told the president to "get off his high horse" and involve other countries in postwar efforts.

Kerry also said the improving economy wouldn't be a major issue in the 2004 presidential election because people are more focused on health care.

He described his campaign to date as a "long and humbling experience."

Kerry learned Tuesday that his press secretary and deputy finance director quit in reaction to the firing of campaign manager Jim Jordan over the weekend. Jordan was replaced by Mary Beth Cahill, who was chief of staff for Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

"You notice how quick we filled the spots...Done," Kerry said following the show. "This campaign is moving. We know exactly where we are going, know exactly what we are doing."

Once considered the top Democratic candidate, Kerry now trails former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean in opinion polls in key states such as New Hampshire and Iowa.

Dean appeared on Leno's show in September, where he was shown playing a guitar on a street to raise money for his campaign.

During his own appearance, Kerry predicted that Dean would lose the Democratic race but joked that the physician would make "a great general surgeon."

Kerry said he had a good time on the show.

"If I wasn't in public life, I would have kept the bike," he said.

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