Skip to comments.Is John Kerry the Next Al Gore?
Posted on 02/01/2006 2:15:30 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
Losing presidential elections appears to be quite difficult for Democratic nominees to take. Al Gore has now evolved into a hysterical radical, unhinged caricature and attacks anything that doesn't fit his far left agenda at every turn. Now it appears John Kerry is set to join the unhinged failed presidential candidate club. After his Davos dial, where he called for a filibuster of new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito from the slopes, he hit the airwaves on Wednesday morning and threw a bit of a hissy fit on the NBC's 'Today' Show.
It was to be nothing more than an anti-Bush screed, but surprisingly host Katie Couric tired of it very quickly.
It appears that the radical fringe attacking the perky Katie for correcting Howard Dean was a poor idea.
Katie continued her auditions of Democrats this morning. This time her guest was the haughty, French-looking junior senator from Massachusetts and Katie gave him the skeptical treatment she usually reserves for conservatives.
The topic was the SOTU, and Couric began by putting him on the defensive:
"Was there anything you appreciated or liked hearing?"
-When Kerry accused W's proposals on energy as "falling far short" and started ticking off his laundry list, Katie cut him off: "Senator, the president certainly insisted that he wants to be headed in that direction." When Kerry tried to respond, she brought him up short: "So the question is, will the Democrats work with him?"
-When Kerry accused the president of not making the country safer, and described threats including Iran, N. Korea Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, again Couric interrupted. With a skeptical tone she asked: "Can you blame all those things, Senator, do you think you can squarely blame them on the administration?"
-When Kerry dismissed W's proposals on education and competitiveness as "timid," Couric reminded him that the president said "he wanted to train 70,000 additional teachers in math and science." Kerry answered in his best Martha's Vineyard lockjaw, "and that's terrific, Katie" while continuing his carping.
Katie saved her best zingers for last:
"In our latest NBC poll, 63% of those asked said the Democrats are doing a poor job at presenting a clear agenda and putting forth new ideas. That is 63%. That's a pretty sizeable number of people, Senator. If the president and the Bush administration had such a rocky year, in 2005, why weren't the Democrats able to capitalize on that in a more effective way?"
-When Kerry started complaining about the limited time the Democrats were given to respond to the SOTU, and that "all of you commentators were busy commenting," a clearly irritated Couric interrupted. Flashing a sarcastic smile, she asked "Oh you can't blame it all on the media, can you, Senator?"
Sounding a theme she had raised with Dean, Katie then complained of "poisonous partisanship," asked what could be done about it, and recognized that "certainly the president addressed that last night."
It's still not clear if John Kerry wishes to fall off the left cliff in an attempt to land the 2008 nomination. As he moves closer towards the irrelevance that is Al Gore he may want to reconsider if he is ever to add his voice to serious debate.
Especially if he plans on interviewing with the perky Katie Couric again.
Someone better tell Lurch that it's apparent that he's become completely irrelevant when Katie Couric is willing to kick his butt on national television.
I'm sorry I missed the show. I gave up on the perky one long ago.
He was Al Gore before there was an Al Gore.
I thought that John Kerry was the last Algore. Al Gore was the Algore before that. The next Algore will be whoever the next Democrat loser is.
That's not even close to the actual percent (maybe 15%) and is absurd.
The guy is psycho.
All he needs now is to gain a lot of weight.
Could she possibly be transforming into an actual reporter?
Jillionaire gigolo Jinjis John has Alzheimers.
He can't remember his position on anything from one minute to the next.
oh that will leave a mark
No Kidding. And when she asked him if was really blaming it on the media...priceless! If Kerry goes the way the DUmmies and consider the MSM as conservatively biased we'll know he's really fallen down the Left cliff.
Gore and Kerry are the ultimate sore losers. They lost and now both are out of the spotlight they thought was there birthright (being President) and now they cry and cry and they are both making fools of themselves.
I could not be more happy for both of these spoiled brats!
Unlikely. She is probably just trying to help Hillary get the Democrat nomination.
No but Treeezzzaaaa and John "F"ing may want to adopt AG as a play mate for Dr. Ding (I mean the other John ayweeeee!!!)
BTW does Eddy Kennedy not look more like Jabba the Hut everyday???
And to lose about $990,000,000 in net worth....
Kerry invented Al Gore.
OK....jokes over....this did NOT happen in the MSM....
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