Skip to comments.Defining John Kerry (Dem Voters have "no clue")
Posted on 09/26/2004 1:49:24 PM PDT by Eastbound
"Kerry is an odd mix. There's Kerry the Eliot Ness crusader who takes on tough cases to serve justice. There's Kerry the dispassionate policy advocate who can appear more intrigued with issues than with making contact. His politics bounce between the two. He assails the flow of private money into campaigns; he sides with portions of the corporate political agenda. He hews to the liberal line on universal healthcare and increasing wages, but he has displayed more interest in the subject of international crime--hardly an unimportant topic, but one that does not stir many souls.
Does that indicate he's a shrewd calculator looking to establish a unique political niche, or a detached Democrat who is sometimes unengaged by his party's traditional fights, or an intellectually curious person who pays attention to serious stuff ignored by others?
He's long been rapped for being overly ambitious. But his antiwar effort, his Senate investigations and his close collaboration with environmentalists suggest he is driven by deep concerns other than careerism. Kiley notes that voters in Massachusetts "have a sense he is a high-performing senator.
But if you ask what Ted Kennedy does, they say healthcare. If you ask what John Kerry does, they don't know, but they have a sense he's doing good things." Ask these voters where Kerry wants to take the Democratic Party--and the nation--and they likely have no clue."
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Many democratic voters do not care about or even knows the facts on issues thet just vote the party.
I guess the author is trying to say that Kerry is a professional dilettante - he wants the benefits of what work brings, without actually working. One can appear deep by having many interests but by having so many, the level of each can only be described as shallow. I want a President; not a paradox.
"Ask these voters where Kerry wants to take the Democratic Party--and the nation--and they likely have no clue."
Kerry doesn't have a clue either! Isn't that clear to everyone?
He's the consumate paper shuffler. Always busy doing something whenever the boss walks through the office.
He's been walking the halls of Congress with a handful of papers now for 18 years. Probably on the lookout for those Vietnam Vets who wanted to enforce term limits. ;>
I think when this campaign is over he would make a good 'official greeter' on the streets of Laguna Beach. Great smile, tall, lurches at just the right angle...
The surrogats are STILL using the "kerry introduce himself" line!
Kerr reminds me of some little kid who has botched a card trick and is now going "is THIS your card? no? iiiiisssss THIS your card? no? is THIS your card?...."
Kerry is not changing his message, kerry is ONLY changing his style.
Yup. As do all the socialist elites. Cruising for their 'ace down in the hole.'
Haha. I can visualize that. A rank amateur, for sure. But his fans encourage him anyway . . . all three of them, as family members should.
It will be after the debates, I'm sure.
"L" is for 'Live long and prosper!' He looks like the new and improved Vulcan.
It's actually for Loser. :)
I believe you are right about that. Signs are indicating the beginning of a political renascence though, and I think many of the rank and file dems, especially the old timey ones will be pulling the 'other' lever on Nov. 2.
Several I know have already admitted that to me.
No, it isn't. But some are bound to try, for Kerry himself does not dare run on his record. His record is, he holds the record for being absent.
Great graphic. 'Dead Man Flippin' and a'Floppin.' Love it.