Skip to comments.Kerry For Vice President?
Posted on 08/15/2008 2:08:33 PM PDT by pissant
Barack Obama has yet to name a vice presidential nominee and some are wondering if he might turn to Massachusetts to round out the ticket.
John Kerry for vice president?
Don't dismiss the notion just yet.
Some political insiders are telling WBZ it could happen.
So why would Obama reach out to Kerry as his choice?
Kerry brings more money and name recognition to the table than any other name on the Obama list so far. Americans do tend to love a comeback kid and this would be the most amazing political comeback since Richard Nixon came back from the dead forty years ago.
"I'm not looking for any new job, I'm running for re-election," Kerry told WBZ last week.
Asked about the V.P. buzz, his press secretary told WBZ in a statement Thursday night:
"If I was bi-lingual, I'd say no in multiple languages. The only job John Kerry is running for, contemplating, or considering is the one he already has."
If you're laughing off the idea of Kerry back on the national ticket again, I don't blame you. While he came close four years ago, his campaign was widely derided as, to put it politely, clumsy.
But consider some reasons why Obama might now turn to Kerry as a running mate.
Polls show many voters question Obama's foreign policy credentials to be a wartime president. As a decorated veteran and longtime member of the senate foreign relations committee, Kerry could fill that gap.
Obama suffers from being a new face on the political scene, but Kerry - warts and all - is well known to the voters, and in 2004, he did draw more votes than any democrat ever has.
And judging from a new anti-smear web site funded by Kerry's political action committee, Kerry would eagerly assume the role of attack dog... Allowing a nominee who prefers to float above the fray to minimize the amount of political hardball he has to play.
One other note: the vice presidential nominee will address the convention on Wednesday night, August 27.
The theme set for that evening - a salute to America's veterans.
The Obama campaign says we shouldn't read anything into that. We'll soon see if they're blowing smoke on that one.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Two Phonys ... birds of a feather
ROTFLMAO ... someone in the media needs to put down the crackpipe and step away from the keyboard if they think this is a winning idea.
Oh please Lord, please? Could it get any better? Can you imagine the rabid Corsi-haters comments for starters?
Let’s hope this is right.
I was hoping for Gore, but Kerry would be almost as entertaining.
Actually, Obama is turning out to be way more entertaining than I could have expected.
sad commentary: no self resprecting politician would run with the surfer girl.
Not a chance in hell this happens, though I would laugh if it does.
Another failure throws his hat in the ring. Maybe flip-flops in the ring.
Well this would be a clever move...having a girl on the ticket..............
apologies to FR women
"We decided to kick off our partnership at this NAMBLA Convention because that's the kind of guys we are!"
They couldn’t be that stupid? Could they?
Imagine what Michelle might say after some of Madame Theresa’s gin-soaked raisins??
Yes! Yes! Yes! Let it be so, PUHLEEZE let it be so!
He WAS in Vietnam, you know.
What a pair ! Tune em up and turn em loose .
No offense taken. :)
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