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Kerry Prepares Another White House Run
Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 01/09/2007 8:35:25 AM PST by West Coast Conservative

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has maintained a decidedly low profile following his self-described botched joke in the run-up to the 2006 midterm elections. Many observers concluded that Kerry's silence meant he had given up his dream of becoming the first Democrat since Adlai Stevenson to be renominated by his party four years after losing a presidential race.

Wrong. Kerry has recently begun to bolster his Senate and campaign staff in preparation for what some Kerry insiders insist is a likely run for president. Kerry has signed on Erik Smith to serve as a senior adviser to his Senate campaign committee and Vince Morris to be communications director in his Senate office.

Smith, who runs Blue Engine Message & Media, served as national press secretary for Dick Gephardt's 2004 presidential bid and previously was communications director in Gephardt's leadership office. He also served a stint as communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Morris comes to the Kerry camp after a stint as communications director for former Washington, D.C., mayor Anthony Williams. Prior to his work for Williams, Morris was a reporter for the New York Post and Washington Times. Morris started officially on Monday.

Asked whether his decision to join Kerry signaled that the senator would be running again for president in 2008, Smith demurred. "Whatever he chooses to do, he is going to have a tremendous impact on public policy," said Smith. "Whether on Iraq or domestic policy, Sen. Kerry bring tremendous political assets to the table and the party benefits when he takes a leadership role."

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2004election; 2008election; kerry; loser; unfit
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1 posted on 01/09/2007 8:35:28 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

HA HA! I've been waiting for this purely for the entertainment value. Watching Kerry lumber into the primaries with Hillary and Obama will be too funny.


2 posted on 01/09/2007 8:36:53 AM PST by blitzgig
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To: West Coast Conservative

Oh, goodie...!!! Kicking the s&^% out of him was fun!


3 posted on 01/09/2007 8:37:24 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: West Coast Conservative
He's been working on his flipping technique..


4 posted on 01/09/2007 8:37:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Good.

Can't wait.


5 posted on 01/09/2007 8:37:49 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: West Coast Conservative

call.....911......can't........breath........laughing........too......hard......please.....


6 posted on 01/09/2007 8:38:37 AM PST by a_screen_name
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To: West Coast Conservative

He may get less traction this time than Dennis Kucinich.


7 posted on 01/09/2007 8:38:39 AM PST by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
John Kerry...What hubris, what conceit, what self-delusion. This moron couldn't get elected dog-catcher...in this country, anyway. Wadda jerk!!!
8 posted on 01/09/2007 8:39:28 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: West Coast Conservative
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9 posted on 01/09/2007 8:39:29 AM PST by TommyDale (If we don't put a stop to this global warming, we will all be dead in 10,000 years!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Kerry has recently begun to bolster his Senate and campaign staff in preparation for what some Kerry insiders insist is a likely run for president.

He he he he.

He he HE HE HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Bwaaahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Gasp, cough, wheeze.

10 posted on 01/09/2007 8:39:38 AM PST by Aeronaut (Hebrews 13:4)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Is John Kerry trying to make a funny here?


11 posted on 01/09/2007 8:40:02 AM PST by desherwood7
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To: West Coast Conservative

12 posted on 01/09/2007 8:40:46 AM PST by Vaquero (Moderate Islam is Radical Islams Trojan horse in the West)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Let him run! We need the laughs.


13 posted on 01/09/2007 8:41:54 AM PST by al_c
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To: West Coast Conservative
the first Democrat since Adlai Stevenson to be renominated by his party four years after losing a presidential race

Yeah, but he'll have to contend with Al Gore, who wants to be the first V.P. since Nixon to be nominated eight years after losing a presidential race.

14 posted on 01/09/2007 8:42:26 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Note the pasty white hands of "Flip-Flop, flapjacking John". That John ain't-a-hoppin.


15 posted on 01/09/2007 8:42:45 AM PST by politicalwit (Freedom doesn't mean a Free Pass.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He should form a ticket with Biden!!! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....


16 posted on 01/09/2007 8:42:46 AM PST by LongsforReagan (GO EAGLES!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
well when is Bela Pelosi and Dirty Harry going to throw their towels in????

After all, Bela Pelosi and Dirty Harry need more recognition than what their present positions grant them....

Especially with President Bush moving the pawns around...
17 posted on 01/09/2007 8:42:53 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: West Coast Conservative

I'm speechless. Do they really think it's possible the country would vote in an 'also-ran?'

Is it? <:-O


18 posted on 01/09/2007 8:43:18 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: West Coast Conservative

Even my most liberal friends despise this self-aggrandizing idiot. He won't last through the summer.


19 posted on 01/09/2007 8:43:57 AM PST by Scarchin (+)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!
One of the truly great things to come out of last year was the realization that this miserable bastard will never be president.
(I donated to swifties pre-election and post for defense fund.
I believe those guys saved us.)
20 posted on 01/09/2007 8:44:06 AM PST by Harry Pothead
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To: West Coast Conservative

Imagine Commodore Kerry as Commander-in-Chief? I'd expect a mutiny.


21 posted on 01/09/2007 8:44:19 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: West Coast Conservative

So, which one was he, the turd sandwich or the giant douche?


22 posted on 01/09/2007 8:45:05 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bring on the Swiftboat Vets. Get out the popcorn and get prepared for some good laughs!


23 posted on 01/09/2007 8:46:08 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: SMARTY

It was so amusing. I can't wait!


24 posted on 01/09/2007 8:46:20 AM PST by toldyou
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To: West Coast Conservative

Does that mean J "Fudd" Kerry will be going hunting again? I wish I had the picture.


25 posted on 01/09/2007 8:46:22 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Vaquero

26 posted on 01/09/2007 8:47:48 AM PST by Vaquero (Moderate Islam is Radical Islams Trojan horse in the West)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Hillary will insist on being Kerry's running mate.
27 posted on 01/09/2007 8:48:42 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: showme_the_Glory
not quite the Fudd one you're looking for .. but..


28 posted on 01/09/2007 8:49:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Think he will get any Military votes? hehee Image and video hosting by TinyPic
29 posted on 01/09/2007 8:49:51 AM PST by 007girl
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To: West Coast Conservative

Let the fun begin.

/ 1/2 sarc


30 posted on 01/09/2007 8:53:20 AM PST by wastedyears ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: TommyDale

LOL!


31 posted on 01/09/2007 8:54:06 AM PST by wastedyears ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: West Coast Conservative

That treasonous b@$t*rd should be indicted and sent to jail for his "Viet Nam Diservice!"


32 posted on 01/09/2007 8:54:37 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: West Coast Conservative

33 posted on 01/09/2007 8:57:30 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

34 posted on 01/09/2007 8:58:02 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The American military does not lose wars. The American politician, however, does.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
OK, the guy is dumb. On this there can be no doubt. But not even J. F'ing Kerry is THAT dumb. The only reason he is still even considering this is because his wife wants to be the first lady which would help justify her having married him in the first place. Sometimes, when you marry huge money, you are expected to perform. He married a lot of money.

No amount of ketchup will help this french fry.
36 posted on 01/09/2007 8:59:07 AM PST by mad puppy ( 2007 is going to be great)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Goody gum drops! Go Lurch!!!


38 posted on 01/09/2007 9:05:54 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: NormsRevenge

I never saw that one before. Hilarious.


39 posted on 01/09/2007 9:10:35 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Another post points to Sharpton jumping in for 2008... Now a Kerry/Sharpton ticket sounds invincible.

or maybe that should be a Sharpton/Kerry ticket

Oh well, either way it works for me!

40 posted on 01/09/2007 9:11:14 AM PST by nctexan
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To: showme_the_Glory
Mike Shelton at the OC Register has a few good ones. Br> Kerry is an answer to a cartoonist's wickedest dreams. :-)


41 posted on 01/09/2007 9:18:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Not a clue, not a chance.


42 posted on 01/09/2007 9:22:38 AM PST by catpuppy
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43 posted on 01/09/2007 9:24:50 AM PST by ErnBatavia (recent nightmare: Googled up "Helen Thomas nude"....)
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To: West Coast Conservative; JockoManning

i KNEW he was an idiot.

I didn't realize the depths and heights of his idiocy.

He REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY

IS ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS. Most about himself.

Imagine that globalist vacuum head heading our Republic?

Talks about chills to the bone marrow and panic attacks!

Sheeesh!


44 posted on 01/09/2007 9:25:24 AM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIShe ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: West Coast Conservative
“ ...he is also seen as a gaffe-prone, has-been by many party insiders.”

True... and he's also seen by most non-party insiders as a lying, treasonous poltroon.

45 posted on 01/09/2007 9:54:07 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Do we have to pay for this?


46 posted on 01/09/2007 9:58:50 AM PST by freekitty
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To: Quix; All

On a different thread, Nov. 19, I wrotet the following:

Guess it will take Theresa setting him straight. But then, she's along for the ride, so why would she? Someone somewhere is telling them what they want to hear, and they wanna believe it: "Yes, you're a contender, you could lead this country; yes, Ms. Heinz-Ketchup-Kerry, you would make a wonderful Queen of the USA, er, I mean, first lady."

And they eat it up. Clueless fools.


47 posted on 01/09/2007 9:59:04 AM PST by JockoManning (http://www.wordoftruthradio.com)
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To: West Coast Conservative

48 posted on 01/09/2007 10:01:49 AM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: johnny7
It was fun to watch DU in the days after his remarks on the troops in Iraq being stupid. There were some defenders, but there was a sizable minority of moonbats who just simply wish he'd go away.

Since his big mouth didn't hurt them in the November elections, he just might get a pass on the incident from Rat voters. My dream scenario is that no Rat has enough votes wrapped up by their convention in the summer of '08. It's plausible that they will all have from five to twenty percent of the delegates by that point.

49 posted on 01/09/2007 10:04:57 AM PST by hunter112
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To: JockoManning

Indeed.


50 posted on 01/09/2007 10:12:29 AM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIShe ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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