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JANUARY 9, 2007
BY TNR STAFF
The Post's Chris Cillizza says John Kerry will run in '08 after all.
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Cindy Sheehan's candidate?
January 9, 2007 at 4:01pm
January 9, 2007 at 4:02pm
All across America comedians are thanking the comedy gods. Kerry just made the next 18 months easier for them. The jokes write themselves.
A gaffe-prone has-been with $10 million? Sounds like a perfect candidate.
It'll be an expensive and drawn out train wreck. Some young, hip documentarian should get on board now and start filming. You can't make this stuff up.
The only question left I guess is: who will Kerry take down with him?
January 9, 2007 at 4:11pm
On the Fiesta Bowl's penultimate play, three Boise State wide receivers went right, the entire state of Oklahoma went to cover them, and the BSU tailback calmly snatched the ball from behind his secretive QB's back and sprinted left into history.
Think of John Kerry as one of the BSU wideouts drawing a crowd. Even better: he's clueless of the impending election's plot, which allows the crafty, rather than the conventional, to snatch the nomination and take it to paydirt.
January 9, 2007 at 4:23pm
It looks like there's already a handful of gaffe-prone has-beens lining up for the primaries so far, with no chance whatsoever to win but with huge chances to worsen the fragmentation of the Democrat vote we had four years ago. Kerry would only make this pie look more stale. All we need is to watch the same four or five faces from 2004 setting up the most mind-numbingly annoying, self-defeating primaries in history.
When will this platoon of wannabe Democrat candidates realize that their futile ego-shows will only hand over the next Presidency to another Republican?
January 9, 2007 at 4:32pm
John Kerry's Senate term expires in 2008. Shouldn't he be worried about running for re-election? Or is he tired of being a Senator? Alternatively, the deadline for declaring as a Senate candidate may be late enough so that he can still run after losing badly in the Presidential primaries.
I actually think Kerry could have been a halfway-decent President. However, he is now a has-been and probably doesn't stand a chance in the primaries, let alone in the general election.
No, really, I do. He doesn't get that he'll never be President, one of the few things on which I agree with Marty Peretz. If he really wanted to serve the country best, he should retire in 2008 and influence public affairs as a private citizen. Kerry's 2008 campaign is almost sure to end in disaster, and I doubt he'll make it beyond Iowa.
January 9, 2007 at 4:48pm
I particularly loved the image invoked way back when TNR was doing those straw polls, and they posted the results of the "Kerry in 08?" poll. It was something about tossing a bunny to a pack of ravening pit bulls. Priceless.
Do I think JK would have been a decent president? Sure. Certainly better than the bumbling simpleton rammed into the White House with a silver shoehorn. But my GOD he was a terrible candidate, and there's just no way he will ever be taken seriously as a national candidate again. I don't know if it's sad or infuriating that he just doesn't get that.
January 9, 2007 at 5:03pm
Kerry with Obama as running mate, perhaps?
But I agree he wouldn't get beyond Iowa.
January 9, 2007 at 5:13pm
Is the sound of dozens of people applauding thoughout the country. (Of course they are mostly comedy writers and the Kerry family.) Gonna be funny watching Edwards and Kerry run against each other.
January 9, 2007 at 5:21pm
Because he can.
January 9, 2007 at 5:55pm
he can ONLY make the other candidates look better!
He could be a blessing in disguise...
January 9, 2007 at 6:00pm
Because L.L. Bean is providing him with a complimentary barn coat.
January 9, 2007 at 6:09pm
I say, let him run, just to get this thing out the system. If you believe you have anything to contribute to the political discourse and have the money to keep going for a while, why not.
Obviously, Kerry's got his own ascent in early 2004 as proof that anything can happen in a primary season. On the other hand, that primary-season didn't include Hillary, Obama and a far more visible Edwards.
But if he decides to run, then why not..
January 9, 2007 at 6:19pm
Oh Dear, God! WHY!?!
January 9, 2007 at 6:20pm
Because we like you.
Oh, wait. No, we don't.
January 9, 2007 at 6:32pm
...John Kerry wins the primaries.
All members of and sympathisers with the GOP, that is.
All I can say is, neoJFK is shooting up too much ketchup.
Because when those legs get into lycra they just gotta run
January 9, 2007 at 7:12pm
Because of the unseasonably warm winter he ben able to get in enough wind surfing to last two years. So what's a guy with free time to do?
January 9, 2007 at 7:39pm
"Because when those legs get into lycra they just gotta run"
Eeeww. The friction. The leg hairs. That's gross.
(That's the problem with TalkBack; people post all sorts of disgusting trash on here.)
January 9, 2007 at 7:47pm
The Nair does double duty in Maria Tereza's household. For racing purposes, of course.
January 9, 2007 at 8:27pm
The more people that dogpile on Hillary the better I feel. At best Kerry siphons some of that DLC support Hillary needs to win.
January 9, 2007 at 9:10pm
Gore/Obama in '08. That's what I want.
January 10, 2007 at 11:41am
is that just because a phone rings, it doesn't mean you have to answer.
Just because 'JFK2' x 2 decides to run, doesn't mean I have to pay attention to him. I don't know what the poltiical observer's equivalent of dump-to-voicemail is, but believe me, Kerry will never get me on the phone.
January 11, 2007 at 2:13am
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