April 16, 2007

Such A Tease!

The Republicans' dream candidate gave yet a further hint yesterday that he will run for the presidential nomination for the 2008 ticket. Was it Newt Gingrich? Perhaps Fred Thompson got spotted having lunch with Mitch McConnell? Did Jeb Bush change his last name to Reagan? No -- this is even better than that (via Memeorandum):

Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) reopened the door to a possible 2008 presidential campaign during a book signing in Denver and then again, in an interview with 9NEWS.

The 2004 Democratic nominee told a crowd of more than 250 at the Tattered Cover bookstore in lower downtown Denver that he had no desire to endorse any candidate for the office right now, choosing to wait to see how they addressed the issue of global warming. ...

Afterwards, while answering a question from a viewer on the program YOUR SHOW about why he chose not to run, Kerry said he had decided it wasn't the right time.

"Could that change?" Kerry said. "It might. It may change over years. It may change over months. I can't tell you, but I've said very clearly I don't consider myself out of it forever."

Of course, we shouldn't get too excited over this prospect. Even Democrats saw that Kerry is the world's worst candidate on the campaign trail. They're not going to nominate him again, even out of desperation.

Kerry believes that he has rehabilitated himself with his apparent victory in the debate against Newt Gingrich over global warming, and that he can rebuild his presidential aspirations on that issue. However, it's safe to say that Al Gore owns that issue among presidential contenders, and if the Democrats draft anyone because of it, Al Gore would get the call. Neither man campaigns very well, but while Gore can be wooden at times, Kerry is pompous and almost always manages to say the wrong thing. Besides, there's still the matter of leaving $15 million in the bank against a very vulnerable George Bush in 2004, rather than spend it on a last-minute push to beat him.

So while Republicans can dream about facing Kerry again in the general election, it is more fantasy than probability. Hearts are breaking across red-state America, I am sure.


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Comments (8)

Posted by Doc Neaves [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 5:54 AM

Just in case anyone needed further reason not to vote for Newt. Oh, well, he wasn't getting my vote anyway.

Posted by docjim505 [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 6:09 AM

The 2004 Democratic nominee told a crowd of more than 250 at the Tattered Cover bookstore in lower downtown Denver that he had no desire to endorse any candidate for the office right now, choosing to wait to see how they addressed the issue of global warming.

Good grief, what a vacuous idiot. This is the ultimate in "me, too!" politicking. Or perhaps Hanoi Johnny remembered how hot it was in Vietnam (did you know he served there?) and has suddenly realized that Agent Orange was causing global warming.

Posted by Neville72 [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 6:52 AM

Newt saved alot of people alot of time and money with his clabber-headed cave in to Kerry in the climate change debate.

How pathetic. Newt trolling for a new constituency.

Newt isn't a serious candidate to begin with and couldn't get elected to state-wide office in Georgia much less a national race. Hopefully, this latest evidence of his hypocrisy is enough to disabuse those few people who still considered him a viable candidate.

Stick a fork in him. He's done.

Posted by CJ [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 7:47 AM

He should run. He's a masochist.

And the people are right there for him willing to publically humiliate him one more time.

But, for him, it will again feel so good when it stops.

Posted by Neo [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 8:13 AM

Sen. Kerry meet fork. Your done.

On the other hand, I can't wait for the next round of Swift Boat activity.
Most of the public will be surprised to find out that none of their "attacks" on Sen. Kerry have been debunked, so they will probably be more receptive to their story next time around.
Meanwhile, Sen. Kerry fresh off his petty hold up of the ambassador to Belgium, who got a recess appointment after a quick withdrawal just prior to the recess, has promised to wipe the Swiftboater from one end of the country to the other.
I hope that Sen. Kerry gets some special joy out of all of this. I only points out the obvious, that just like 2004, he is vacuous. I mean, just exactly what does this have to do with average Americans ? Nothing, of course. Sen. Kerry should have spent the last 2 years clearing his closet, but instead he as too busy taking cheap shots at political adversaries.

Posted by BarCodeKing [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 8:29 AM

How can we miss him if he won't go away? Gore Redux would be bad enough, especially since he's turned into an enviro-wackjob, but Kerry Redux would be even worse, because the narcissistic twit hasn't changed a bit.

Posted by onlineanalyst [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 11:04 AM

Jawn Carry, thy name is Irrelevant Opportunist.

As a gigilo accustomed to the lavish lifestyle of multiple mansions and self-indulgent jet-setting, he is an object lesson in huge "carbon footprint" excess.

Posted by burt [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 16, 2007 2:54 PM

Newt and John debate about global warming, what a farce. Two scientific illiterates debate about global warming, a subject in which scientists have little agreement. Only weather girls know the revealed truth.