Skip to comments.Kerry should bow out gracefully
Posted on 01/26/2006 10:12:44 PM PST by LdSentinal
There aren't many issues the entire Statesman staff agrees on. As we were putting this issue together, CNN gave us news of something that would unite all of us.
John Kerry is trying to block the nomination of Samuel Alito.
In our staff meeting, Democrats, Republicans and independents unite to speak with one voice.
John Kerry should sit down and shut up.
We at the Statesman feel he served his role, making a great run at the White House in 2004. He fell short, despite what all exit polling said, and we expected him to fade into the background.
Instead, he seems intent on positioning himself as the Democratic candidate for 2008. We feel that his efforts at a filibuster are just another way he is desperately trying to hold on to the spotlight.
If that's not enough evidence for you, check out the billboard on Third Street carrying a message from the Friends of John Kerry.
Andy Warhol famously said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes."
Assuming that the future is now, we at the Statesman would like to publicly inform Kerry that his fifteen minutes are up.
He should gracefully step aside and allow the party to choose a new face, preferably one that hasn't already lost a major election.
If Kerry continues to try to stay in the forefront of the minds of the American people, he endangers the future of his party.
The Republicans have shown that they can effectively campaign against him, portraying him as a flip-flopper. It seems foolish to think that the result of another Kerry campaign will be any different.
If Kerry chooses to run again, watching him be defeated in the same manner would make him seem, at best, pathetic.
Unless, of course, his current actions already make him seem that way
Headline: "Kerry should bow out gracefully"
Text: "John Kerry should sit down and shut up."
Schadenfreude, oh Schadenfreude!
~ Blue Jays ~
That will leave a mark.
Bad title. Hanoi John Kerry doesn't do anything gracefully.
Did I miss something? Perhaps the exit polling had Kerry 'falling shorter'? I don't recall him ahead in any exit polls (that mattered.) Maybe the one at his household? The revisionist media is right here before our eyes, in plain sight, folks.
Old phony soldiers never die-they just keep running and running and running...
I hear its a real popular past time for mASSachusets rulling elites!
IIRC, he was ahead in some of the early exit polls, particularly east of the Mississippi. Some in the Bush camp thought the election was lost, but it turned out that the sampling was badly flawed...
No, Kerry shouldn't bow out. He, Edwards, Gephart, whats-his-face in one of the Dakotas, McCain...they should all stay front and center in the Democrat party.
Wow! Kerry gets smacked. Gracefully - now there's a word you don't often hear in connection with Kerry.
"Assuming that the future is now, we at the Statesman would like to publicly inform Kerry that his fifteen minutes are up."
LOL! The future IS now and, pace Gil Scott Heron, the revolution WILL be televised!
Hell no. I want to see Kerry, Hillary, and Gore attack each other.
Hell no. I want to see Kerry, Hillary, and Gore attack each other.
If Kerry runs again, I want to see the Swift Boat Vets bury him alive just like they did in 04.
And Howard Dean enter the Democratic primaries and emerge as the winner!
If Kerry runs again, the Dems would be Swiftboating him in the primaries. That would be fun to watch!
"...we expected him to fade into the background."
What planet are these people from?
The Democratic Party is the only place where your stature goes up the more you fail (i.e. Clinton, Carter, Howard Dean, Gore, etc etc etc).
The only exception to this that I can think of is Puff Daschle - I think he got it.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
>>>Assuming that the future is now, we at the Statesman would like to publicly inform Kerry that his fifteen minutes are up.<<<
His 15 minutes were up after his congressional testimony following his return from Vietnam.
Can one imbibe too much Catsup?
...let the RATS continue to let these idiots, Kerry, Clinton, and Gore define their party and they will continue to lose more and more power. It is brilliant in the way the Republicans have handeled this whole thing. "Let the 'RATS hang themselves", day in and day out the 'RATS are doing just that.
Nobody ever informed the Statesman that the exit polling was bogus, apparently due to a MoveOn.org attempt to fix it? That was a pretty big story, if I recall. Anyways, what a bizarre phrase to throw into this editorial - - "despite what all exit polling said". Hmmm. . . . Are they saying the result, ie., Bush winning, was fraudulent because the exit polling "said" that Kerry was the winner? Really, really bizarre. . . .
I would attempt to digest this absurdity if I really gave a rat's behind. But I don't. So I won't.
By the way, these chuckleheads at the Statesman are so concerned about the welfare of their party that they will apparently forego the opportunity to write about some great political drama. Clinton vs. Kerry is lining up to be a brutal bloodbath of a primary. You'd think these editors would be wringing their hands in anticipation rather than in angst.
Be careful, Richard Nixon lost his first run for pres also.
While Kerry is a pathetic bore and a gigalo and he will have to get the nomination over Mrs. Clinton, stranger things have happened.
Zogby had Kerry ahead in the hours leading up to the election. Of course we know Zogby is firmly in the 'Rat camp ... it was his way of helping Kerry win by discouraging 'Pubbie fence sitters.
Gracefully, no. He'll flip-flop out.
Of all people to try to sink the nomination, Kerry is the Dems' worst choice. He'll seem the sore loser. We should send some carolers over to his house to holler, "You didn't win!" or "Better luck next time!"
I met John Kerry for the first time in January 2001, in Davos, Switzerland...
Although it presents itself as a serious policy machine, Davoss real point is, of course, networking,
Kerry avoids Senate duties
(Afraid he'll catch Democrat cooties?)
He knows he's elected
But instead he's selected
To put on his Swiss-made ski booties.
KKK, the KerryKennedyKabal, knows that the rabid but deafdumbandblind base confuses beating a dead horse with positive action. It is a far better course to furiously beat a dead horse than to stand around with your finger up your butt
The extremely early (obviously fraudulent) exit polling had Kerry winning by something like 20 points. On Election Day 2004, these bogus exit polls were all over the news by 4:00 in the afternoon. It was a blatant attempt by the pollsters to push the election to Kerry by discouraging the Republican vote.
To a normal, rational human being, this is an example of the Democrat's attempt to steal an election by manipulating the polls.
Do a Donk, it is difinitive proof the Dumbya-McChimpy/Hitler stole the election by manipulating the touch-screen voting machines.
Kerry should bow out gracefully
Kerry can't do anything gracefully. He's too foolish, clumsy, and egotistical.
John Kerry himself was the GOP's secret weapon......
If Kerry chooses to run again, watching him be defeated in the same manner would make him seem, at best, pathetic. Unless, of course, his current actions already make him seem that way.
THAT train has already left the station, and the fact that the dem party hasn't already put a muzzle on this poseur is a perfect testament to how out of touch with average Americans the left truly is.
Not only that, but the SwiftBoat Vets will be all over him for his "Christmas in Cambodia" hoax. He never recovered from their push in 04, but thinks 08 will be different? Poor judgement.
Kerry is trying to score points with the moonbat left base, as Hillary Clinton isn't sticking her neck out on the Alito issue.
Instead of "The New Soldier", shouldn't that book be titled "Once We Were Traitors"?
kerry is too stupid to "bow out gracefully". He didn't get the memo that said he was dropkicked and shunned back when he lost in 04. For some reason, he thinks everyone in America breathlessly follows him. LOL! kerry is a putz. He's toast like hitlery, IMO.
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