Friday, May 21, 2004

Kerry Considers Delaying Nomination

This could be very good news. If the Democratic Party finds a way to push back the nomination, Kerry would not have to worry about being handicapped by the five-week difference between the conventions. Based on our fundraising figures, Kerry should be reaching parity in spending with Bush in another month. Never thought I’d say this, but… Thank you Howard Dean for breaking the spending caps.

As reported on the AP wire: Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) is considering delaying accepting his party's nomination to gain time to raise and spend private contributions and lessen President Bush (news - web sites)'s multimillion-dollar financial advantage, campaign officials said Friday.

The Democratic Party would still hold its national convention in Boston at the end of July. If Kerry were to delay acceptance of the nomination for a month, it would help even the financial playing field with Bush, who will be nominated at the Republican National Convention in New York five weeks later.


Blogger Gary said...

I'm an alternate delagate to the convention and would like to see him give the acceptance speech but... what ever is best for the campaign is what he should do. Republicans are to blame for playing fast and loose with finance laws and moving their whole convention back just to spend more money. They will have a problem with balloting in which many states are having to be lenient with their balloting deadlines to allow Bush to be on the ballot. I wonder if we'll have similar problems if we delay acceptance? Oh well, I guess all the lawyers will figure it all out.

1:27 PM  
Blogger leo said...

When I heard of this, I thought it was a great idea. Even if it doesn't pan out, it's a great way to keep the opposition off balance.

10:12 PM  
Blogger leo said...

P.S. Nice photos, Dan!

10:13 PM  

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