Kerry re-runs in the UK

Yet more signs that Tony Blair is using John Kerry hand-me-downs for his tired campaign-- U2's Beautiful Day is the party's "official campaign song" and you get hit up with the lame-ass-splash to get into Labour's website. Any chance that we get to hear Bono say "How dare they use our music to promote their bullshit?"

Update: The Liberal Democrat leader's wife, Sarah Kennedy, "has gone into hospital" for a pregnancy that's due. That'd be a 5% (or more) bump in the US.

Tags: Foreign Elections (all tags)

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8 Comments

Bono...
ever the bipartisan politician... would never say such a thing.
by NCDem 2005-04-11 10:10AM | 0 recs
jeebus
apparently Labour didn't pay attention on November 2nd.

That splash/email list gatherer page looks freakishly like the Kerry website's splash.

Morons.

by descolada99 2005-04-11 11:11AM | 0 recs
Oooohhhhhh...................
a Baby.  aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
by fred 2005-04-11 06:22PM | 0 recs
come on
Beautiful day didn't cost us the election; neither did the splash page of the website.

Why is it so hard to accept that while we lost a winnable race, not everything about the Kerry campaign was awful?

And I'm just guessing here, but I think maybe U2 is the best-known band in the world and Beautiful Day is just a great song.

And if you think about it seriously, there is no plausible way to make the case that Blair is "re-running" the Kerry campaign -- Blair is an incumbent with huge structural advantages built into the electoral system. Its more accurate to say he'll re-run George Bush's campaign, making the case that the flip-flopping Conservatives (first for the war, then against it; first against the EU, now kinda willing to consider being for it) and the weak-kneed Lib Dems aren't acceptable alternatives.

I think JA speaks for many of us in hoping to see Blair punished for his closeness to Bush.

But by the same token, thats not a reason to rehash criticisms of Kerry's consultants.

by desmoulins 2005-04-11 06:46PM | 0 recs
Re: come on
Oh hell, anything is reasonable enough to rehash the extent to their miraculous failures.
by Jerome Armstrong 2005-04-11 08:07PM | 0 recs
New baby born
The baby was born this morning...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4435359.stm

Not that pollsters are cynical or anything, but one did point out it was 'too bad she couldn't hold on for a couple of weeks - that would have made a great pre-election image'!

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have also launched a very American-style (I would imagine) TV broadcast trying to show what good guys they are, and the best of friends really. Lots of soft lighting, finishing each other's sentences, no actual policies etc. Kind of sweet, really! It can be found here if you scroll down to 'Political Ad Breakdown II'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/default.stm

by jdouglas 2005-04-12 06:07AM | 0 recs
Yes!
Hey, this is great, we get to hear people take more swipes at Kerry!   That's a productive use of this revolutionary medium.    Gripes and pessimism sure do make the day.

<groan>

by Andmoreagain 2005-04-12 06:09AM | 0 recs
by hpvv 2005-12-19 10:09PM | 0 recs

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