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Kerry: Botched Joke Won't Affect 2008
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Posted by Frank G 2006-11-19 12:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6475 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I agree, that won't be what keeps Kerry from getting elected or even nominated in 2008.
Posted by bigjim-ky 2006-11-19 13:40||   2006-11-19 13:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Joan Vennochi points out two Kerry problems:

The pressure is on to choose: Will he run for president or Senate in 2008?


At home, the common reaction to an '08 bid is "Kerry's done." Said one bigtime Democratic fund-raiser, "I haven't found a human being who is enthusiastic about his campaign and willing to support him. I don't know anyone in Massachusetts who is willing to sign on."

These down-on-Kerry Democrats are still off the record. This is Massachusetts, where people prefer to keep their backstabbing confidential. US Senator Hillary Clinton of New York is popular here. There's also interest in John Edwards, the former senator from North Carolina who was Kerry's running mate in 2004. During the gubernatorial campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois came to the state several times on behalf of Deval Patrick, and Patrick's victory tweaks further interest in Obama.

Pre-gaffe, Kerry spent the past year traveling and raising money on behalf of Democratic candidates and finally seemed to have a strong, cohesive anti war message. But the bungled joke heard around the world -- if you're not educated you get "stuck in Iraq" -- cemented the feeling that Kerry won't get another shot at president. "I doubt he could get invited to a party event anywhere . . . maybe he and Karl Rove could break bread together," said pollster John Gorman of Cambridge-based Opinion Dynamics, summing up Kerry's post-joke, skunk-at-the-garden-party aura.
Posted by Raj 2006-11-19 15:13||   2006-11-19 15:13|| Front Page Top

#3 So which joke are we talking about here? The one about the 'stupid troops' or the one where he tried to run for President as a war hero?
Posted by SteveS 2006-11-19 15:26||   2006-11-19 15:26|| Front Page Top

#4 It won't affect my vote.
Posted by ed 2006-11-19 15:50||   2006-11-19 15:50|| Front Page Top

#5 Run, Jawn, run!
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-11-19 16:11||   2006-11-19 16:11|| Front Page Top

#6 Yeah, Jawn, run. Can't shoot at you if you're standin' still. No sport in that.

This man is a two-legged polecat. There ought to be a bounty on 'em.
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