Once again today we are given an example of exactly why John Kerry was not elected president of the United States. At a time when the country was screaming for SOMEONE with any political savvy or even common sense to stand up against George Bush, the best that the Democratic Party could trot out is this poor excuse of a leader. It is a real shame to think that this was the best person that the Democrats had for the job in 2004.
Oh sure, you can blame voter fraud, swiftboating, dirty tricks, etc. But when you look at the situation with a clear and honest prism it’s amazing to think about just how bad not only the candidate was as a potential president but even more how badly his campaign was handled.
But the real sad news is that because so many Democrats just refuse to admit that it was their candidate that cost them the election Mr. Kerry continues to think that he has some voice in national politics. Is he actually of the insane opinion that ANYONE wants to hear ANYTHING coming out of his mouth? Or that, heaven forbid, we want him to run again in 2008?
Perhaps that is the real cause for his latest blunder this week, saying “If you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” Now, his explanation later is that he was referring to Bush being ‘stuck in Iraq’ but if he was he did a very very poor job of setting the joke up. In fact, perhaps making jokes is not his strong suit, or unscripted speaking for that matter. He always comes off with a ‘better than you’ attitude as if you shouldn’t be daring to question him at all.
This was best exemplified by his response to Tony Snow, “I’m not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium.” That’s a good way to get people on your side there, John. Especially since what you said and the way you said it seems very much to me as if you were saying something else, something very insulting to thousands of people. And this was something he wrote in an email, something he had time to reflect upon before sending out to reporters.
Instead of just saying “This isn’t what I meant and I apologize for not being clear with the content of my joke.” John decided that fierce chest puffing was the way to go, calling this an example of ‘Republican politics’. I didn’t realize they were running against you, John? I didn’t realize that taking what you said and being rightfully offended by it was a ‘tactic’.
Let me put it this way, I am a veteran and there is literally no way I would ever vote for you for anything.
In fact, this statement of yours makes me want to vomit.
“If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy,” Kerry said.
Really? Do you really have that much gall to say that? I’ve re-read the statement several times, Mr Kerry, and I still can’t believe it came out of your mouth.
Did you perhaps say that EXACT same thing after retelling your stories of war atrocities that you could never substantiate or even bring into the public eye a single person who could back anything you said up in the 1970s? Trying to pass your own criticisms off as factual retelling from former veterans and not having the fortitude to just tell the truth?
Sorry, Mr Kerry, but your credibility is zero, your character flawed and exposed to the public. We know who and what you are and despite your awards while serving you have done nothing but serve your own political and personal motivations since you left your uniform behind and threw someone else’s ribbons over the White House fence.
Do us all a favor and sit down and shut up, o.k.? Let the more competent of your party stand up and say something for a while, at least if you want your party to be taken seriously again.