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He Can't Be Serious

I find this one hard to believe.

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.

Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, are finishing up a nationwide tour to promote their book, "This Moment on Earth," which highlights successful efforts at the local level to better the environment.

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."


Comments (23)

Stupid is and stupid does. ... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Stupid is and stupid does.

"...I've said very clear... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

"...I've said very clearly I don't consider myself out of it forever"

On so many levels, he just misses the point. And the double meaning of this phrase just keeps on giving...

And never forget, this was ... (Below threshold)
Jo:

And never forget, this was the best the democrats could do in 2004. Wow.

Three words:Pure.<... (Below threshold)

Three words:

Pure.
Comedy.
Gold.

So, what's his campaign slo... (Below threshold)

So, what's his campaign slogan going to be?

Oh wait, I got one, how about:

"John Kerry: Because a pompous, clueless East Coast liberal is just what America needs!"

Hope springs eternal from t... (Below threshold)
Murphy:

Hope springs eternal from the inflated head.

It's obvious that he consid... (Below threshold)
UncleZeb:

It's obvious that he considers global warning (hoax)to be the next big issue and Al Gore is getting all the glory. JFK can not stand seeing this so he is going to see if he can coop the issue. He is such a nappy headed media ho.

Kerry's just playing coy. H... (Below threshold)

Kerry's just playing coy. He's been toast since his narrow 2004 loss, where few Democrats want to see him back again as their nominee. Dull intellectual Adeli Stevenson got a second shot because there was far more substance and far less baggage than dull and boring Kerry.

"The 2004 Democratic no... (Below threshold)
marc:

"The 2004 Democratic nominee told a crowd of more than 250"

Come-on guys, isn't it obvious, he's figured out how to speak to his "choir."

The fact it has dwindled down to a paltry 250 or so isn't the point for this overinflated bubblehead.

So he's laying in the weeds... (Below threshold)
pretzel_logic:

So he's laying in the weeds waiting for Hillary and Obama to self destruct. He probably realizes the country isn't ready for a screeching hag from NY, an ambulance chaser from South Carolina or a Mullato from the south side of Chicago as president.

The problem with Kerry is h... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

The problem with Kerry is he doesn't realize no one really voted for him so much as they voted against Bush in 2004. The Dems could have nominated a ham sandwich for Pres in 2004 and garnered the Hate Bush vote. In many ways, they did....

I suspect he's figured out ... (Below threshold)
kim:

I suspect he's figured out that national security issues are not going to be a winner for him. He's laying out until islamofascism is no longer perceived as a threat, and scaring hoi polloi about something they experience daily is a lot more effective than scaring them about explosions in Bali, or Timbuktu, or Neverwhere.
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Wow! Losing by 3 million vo... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Wow! Losing by 3 million votes is considered a close loss? Whew!

Anyhow, more power to him. I want all the dimmers to snipe at each other and use up their money. Never interupt the enemy while they are killing themselves. ww

WW, it was hair trigger clo... (Below threshold)
kim:

WW, it was hair trigger close; but for the Swifties, Kerry would be knucking under to Ahmadinejad just as Carter did. I'm worried, because I'm not counting on any Democrat to set themselves up for such a booby trap as Kerry did with his war record.
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The man's been "out of it" ... (Below threshold)

The man's been "out of it" for two decades.

If he runs, he should go wi... (Below threshold)

If he runs, he should go with a slogan of:

"I was out of it before I was into it!"

I have trouble believing that the Dems would allow this guy to run again.

I'm beginning to think that... (Below threshold)
kim:

I'm beginning to think that Kerry is fated to a classic role. It seems that he lurches into the public eye with his ill-fated and doomed idea whenever it is most important to confront the idea of surrender. I think we should be grateful for the sacrifices of the holocausted Kampucheans for their utterly clear rendition of the impracticality, as well as fundamental evil, of his idea. I'm even becoming grateful to Kerry for the obvious personal sacrifices, yea even personal destruction, he has undergone to steadfastly keep this idea in the public eye.

Leave the climate mania to Al, John. That's his cross to bear. Your's is war.
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Please run--please! Can yo... (Below threshold)
Richard Romano:

Please run--please! Can you imagine he gets the nomination again? Haha, the libs will go nuts.

Yes, Richard, the prospect ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Yes, Richard, the prospect is redolent with rich veins of risible ore.
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WildWillie. George W. if he... (Below threshold)
Styeve Crickmore:

WildWillie. George W. if he has been anything he has been lucky twice...ah..but for Iraq.. Perhaps you forget, If Kerry had won Ohio's 20 electoral votes, he would havebeen in the White House with 271 electoral votes ,you need 270. .As it was, he lost the state, by only 118,601 votes but according to Rolling Stone which I'm sure you will accept...Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted. ..If Kerry rules himself completely out, as yesterday's man, he would lose a little celebrity clout, and probably book sales to match.

The problem with Kerry i... (Below threshold)
mantis:

The problem with Kerry is he doesn't realize no one really voted for him so much as they voted against Bush in 2004.

True. I couldn't even bring myself to do it, and ended up voting against both of them.

"Could that change?" Ker... (Below threshold)
Lee:

"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."

Count me as a Democrat who DOES consider him out of it (the race for President) forever.

"You can't pay for entertai... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"You can't pay for entertainment like this."




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