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Wednesday, November 10, 2004


GIVE NUANCE A CHANCE: JOHN KERRY IN 2008 

John Kerry wants to give us more flip-flops in 2008



John Kerry has only begun to fight. The despondent, depressed, clueless senator thinks that the presidency is his birthright and that Americans agree with him. Kerry is deluded by the 55 million votes he received in the election. Yes, Kerry received more votes than any Democrat in history - unfortunately for him many of those votes cast were against Bush and not for Kerry. Many Democrats were not enthusiastic about a Kerry presidency. They simply wanted to get George W. Bush out of office. They would have voted for Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean or Dennis Kucinich.

Kerry fueled talk about a 2008 bid during remarks at a Washington restaurant Saturday night. He provoked a thunderous reaction by reminding about 400 campaign aides and volunteers that Ronald Reagan twice sought the Republican nomination for president before winning it in 1980.

"Sometimes God tests you," Kerry told the crowd at H20, a restaurant on the Potomac waterfront, according to an aide. "I'm a fighter, and I've come back before."


After a few months, Kerry will fade back into the Senate backdrop. He did not distinguish himself as a noteworthy senator during the last 20 years - not even during the Clinton years. Ronald Reagan ran twice and failed to get the nomination, he came very close in 1976. However, if Ronald Reagan was the '76 nominee and lost to Jimmy Carter he surely would not have been able to do it again in 1980. John Kerry had his chance - it is time for him let another Democrat get a stab at it.

The Democrats ran a strong campaign and they should be proud of that. They will be competitive in 2008, especially after 8 years of exile from the White House. However, Democrats are not clamoring that John Kerry was only man they want to see in the Oval Office. Perhaps he is still stunned by the loss, but his stated desire to run again in 2008 seems to reveal that Kerry is still obsessed with being president even though he failed to tell us why he wanted to be president.

Washington Post: 'Fired Up' Kerry Returning to Senate

Update: Check out interesting commentary from Drink This..., Yankee from Mississippi, Down to the Piraeus, Catholic Light, Everything I Know is Wrong, Man Without Qualities, Mark Kilmer, Left Coaster, and Kevin Drum.


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