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Kerry 'thinking hard' about 2008 run for president
Reuters ^ | April 20, 2006

Posted on 04/20/2006 3:59:50 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said on Thursday he was seriously thinking about another White House bid in 2008 and will decide before the year is out.

"I will make that decision toward the end of the year, but I'm thinking about it hard," Kerry said in response to a question at the Latin Economic Forum at the United Nations.

"If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...," he joked, referring to the close race in that state on which his 2004 loss to President Bush hinged.

Kerry, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, has criticized Bush on a range of issues, particularly the war in Iraq.

On Thursday, he focused on Latin America, saying Bush lost interest in the region after the September 11 attacks.

"Relations between the United States and Latin America today are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War," Kerry said.

Other Democrats seen as potentially seeking the nomination include U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and Kerry's former running mate, John Edwards.


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1 posted on 04/20/2006 3:59:52 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Yes, I expect it is very hard for Kerry to be thinking.


2 posted on 04/20/2006 4:01:31 PM PDT by fish hawk (TU)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Trying evaluate Kerry's chances - I'd say better than Gore because Kerry didn't whine as much and better than Hillary because he has lower negatives.


3 posted on 04/20/2006 4:01:39 PM PDT by gondramB (You can always tell the pioneers by the arrows in their backs - Country music saying)
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To: West Coast Conservative

"thinking hard" eh? I thought I smelled sawdust burning....


4 posted on 04/20/2006 4:01:45 PM PDT by stm (Our country and world are at a crossroads. Taking the wrong path is not an option.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...," he joked

Oh, please ................ give it up already J F'n K ......

5 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:18 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: West Coast Conservative

Perhaps his brain will explode.


6 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:19 PM PDT by pankot
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To: West Coast Conservative

Run John, run!


7 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:21 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: West Coast Conservative

Obviously one devastating loss wasn't enough, he needs to have a matching set. :)

Regards, Ivan


8 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:29 PM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: stm

Splinters in the windmills of his mind?


9 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:31 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I thought I smelled some rancid smoke....


10 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:47 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hillary, Gore or Kerry ....

that's a tough call......

Let's see how they do in the bathing suit competition.


11 posted on 04/20/2006 4:02:51 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Kerry thinking hard is a contradiction in terms. An oxymoron. Maybe he asked his butler to do some hard thinking about it.


12 posted on 04/20/2006 4:03:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: West Coast Conservative
One can look at his raisin sucking wife and know he adores punishment.
13 posted on 04/20/2006 4:04:13 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: West Coast Conservative

60,000 votes in Ohio, Senator Kerry?

More like 130,000.


14 posted on 04/20/2006 4:04:23 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: stylin_geek

did you hear that he served in Viet Nam ?


15 posted on 04/20/2006 4:04:29 PM PDT by daku (Islam , a religion of peace ... Liar liar, France on fire)
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To: West Coast Conservative

16 posted on 04/20/2006 4:04:57 PM PDT by kstewskis (The Gospel of McPain: thugs, murderers, and terrorists doing the jobs Americans just won't do!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
well, Kerry did come pretty darn close to being president.

God help us... this country is becoming more and more liberal every day.

17 posted on 04/20/2006 4:04:59 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: West Coast Conservative

The headline's too easy guys, just too easy.


18 posted on 04/20/2006 4:05:03 PM PDT by finnigan2 (OUS)
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To: fish hawk
Attention John F. Kerry -

1. You lost.

2. You will loose next too.

3. Give it up loser.

19 posted on 04/20/2006 4:05:09 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Shrillery won't like that. He better stay away from Ft Marcy Park.


20 posted on 04/20/2006 4:06:23 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: West Coast Conservative

this may be tacky but was he sitting on the can?


21 posted on 04/20/2006 4:06:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: Hodar

UGH!!!~ Do you MIND?!!!

:D


22 posted on 04/20/2006 4:06:38 PM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: West Coast Conservative

Don't think too hard Frenchy, you'll get brow wrinkles and will need more Botox.


23 posted on 04/20/2006 4:06:49 PM PDT by Argus
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"If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...,"

Or if only someone could get him:

A) Catholic votes (his non-Catholic opponent got that vote).

B) War vet votes (good luck!)



Work harder getting moonbat votes Kerry - it's your best shot.
24 posted on 04/20/2006 4:06:51 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: West Coast Conservative
Kerry 'thinking hard' about 2008 run for president

I thought I smelled wood burning.

25 posted on 04/20/2006 4:07:05 PM PDT by TomServo ("But Paris was destroyed in the apocalypse, Winky...")
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hey John: We are still waiting for you to release form 180.


26 posted on 04/20/2006 4:07:20 PM PDT by rocksblues (Rummy fan here!)
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To: fish hawk

"I ran for President before I didn't run for President!!!"


27 posted on 04/20/2006 4:07:36 PM PDT by ShandaLear (Announcing you plans is a good way to hear God laugh. Al Swearengen, 1877óDeadwood)
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To: stylin_geek
I would say more like splinters in his ass from sitting on the fence on everything!!!
28 posted on 04/20/2006 4:07:52 PM PDT by stm (Our country and world are at a crossroads. Taking the wrong path is not an option.)
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29 posted on 04/20/2006 4:07:58 PM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not tacky, Sub-Driver, sticky but not tacky.


30 posted on 04/20/2006 4:08:20 PM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: West Coast Conservative

Don't strain your (pea) brain there, Jean-Fraud Kerri!


31 posted on 04/20/2006 4:09:46 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: Cicero

Kerry's thinking hard about whether or not to go whining to Ter-AY-za and beg for a larger allowance..... Kerry's thinking hard about whether or not his butler can be his VP candidate..... Kerry's thinking hard about whether he can nail a few models and actresses before the campaign really gets underway....... Kerry's thinking hard about putting a refurbished swift boat on the Potomac so that he can hold media events on it..... Kerry's thinking hard about lots of things, but probably nothing that's of value to our country.


32 posted on 04/20/2006 4:09:47 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0895260174/

Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans
Speak Out Against John Kerry


33 posted on 04/20/2006 4:09:52 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: West Coast Conservative

"Relations between the United States and Latin America today are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War," Kerry said.

Ya.. good try. As usual he has it all wrong.


34 posted on 04/20/2006 4:10:14 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: West Coast Conservative

"If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...," he joked, referring to the close race in that state on which his 2004 loss to President Bush hinged.

2004, a date seared, SEARED into his memory!


35 posted on 04/20/2006 4:10:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He'll be running for the Presidency after running against it.


36 posted on 04/20/2006 4:10:30 PM PDT by thoughtomator (That new ring around Uranus is courtesy of the IRS)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Adali...

Historically a candidate who runs twice almost always (including Nixon in 1968) does worse the second time. William Jenning Bryan ran three times and got a smaller percentage of the vote each time. Adali Stevenson got 44% in 1952 and 42% in 1956. I think Dewey did better in 1948 than in 1944.


37 posted on 04/20/2006 4:10:34 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: Sub-Driver
Yep:


38 posted on 04/20/2006 4:11:20 PM PDT by quark
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To: West Coast Conservative

"""If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio""

this is an urban legend that refuses to die..Kerry lost by 120,000 votes, not 60,000


39 posted on 04/20/2006 4:11:24 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: submarinerswife

How can Kerry be thinking? I thought every Democrat was going to lay down for Hillary and let her take the nomination.


40 posted on 04/20/2006 4:11:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: West Coast Conservative

My first response was to think this is a thought crime.


41 posted on 04/20/2006 4:12:11 PM PDT by Hostage
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To: stm
"thinking hard" eh? I thought I smelled sawdust burning....

LOL!!


"I would not be just a nothin',
my head all full of stuffin'..."

42 posted on 04/20/2006 4:12:25 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: West Coast Conservative
"If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...,"

Is this where I kin git help find me a huntin' license ?

43 posted on 04/20/2006 4:12:32 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: West Coast Conservative; Kenny Bunk

Last time Kerry thought he thought up the "W stands for wrong" campaign slogan, alienating at least 1/26th of the population whose middle initial is W.

He shouldn't think too much...except how the forces of Hillary will "discover" that the Swift Boat Vets weren't that wrong at all.


44 posted on 04/20/2006 4:13:10 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: georgia2006

The reasoning with the 60,000 is that if 60,000 people who voted for Bush instead had voted for Kerry, it subtracts 60,000 from Bush's total and adds 60,000 to Kerry's total. Which makes it a tie, then Kerry gets 1 more vote somewhere else to win the state.


45 posted on 04/20/2006 4:13:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well since Kerry still hasn't revealed his plans from the last election, he can run on those plans again.


46 posted on 04/20/2006 4:13:23 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: daku

He won three Purple Hearts too, you have to admire the way he doesn't boast about it.


47 posted on 04/20/2006 4:13:49 PM PDT by English Nationalist
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To: fish hawk

"Yes, I expect it is very hard for Kerry to be thinking."

Yeah, what with that stellar 76% average and all...


48 posted on 04/20/2006 4:13:51 PM PDT by Felis_irritable
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To: West Coast Conservative
"If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...," he joked, referring to the close race in that state on which his 2004 loss to President Bush hinged.

He would still be 60,000 votes short. He lost by 120,000 votes.

49 posted on 04/20/2006 4:15:09 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: gondramB

I thought Kerry was a terrible candidate because of his constant flip-flopping on every issue, but I would actually get some kind of satisfaction from watching him wipe the floor with Hilary in the Democratic Primary Debates. She is such an inept public speaker and so lacking in charisma that I think she has no chance of being nominated regardless of who runs against her. I have a feeling Chucky Schumer might pop up in the primaries and take the nomination. I cannot really think like a Democrat, but this is what my instincts tell me.


50 posted on 04/20/2006 4:17:14 PM PDT by Naptowne
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