Skip to comments.Rich Pol urges strapped donors to give - John Kerry: Deck my halls
Posted on 11/26/2010 2:18:05 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Battle-weary Bay State Democrats are getting squeezed by U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry this Christmas, as the nations richest senator puts the arm on cash-strapped party donors to fill his campaign war chest even though hes not up for re-election for another four years.
I think people feel very tapped-out, said Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, who is helping to organize Kerrys Dec. 13 gala. Johnston, who said he is seeing steady ticket sales, still expects a full house.
Its a measure of John Kerrys strength among Democrats that this event should be hugely successful, he said.
The states senior senator recently ranked the nations richest with $2.7 million in his campaign coffers and an estimated net worth of $239 million is asking fellow Democrats to open their wallets yet again after they dug deep during a hard-fought election year. His extravaganza at the Boston Symphony where tickets range from $75 to $4,800 could be a tough sell as the partys rank-and-file struggles through another Christmas in a tough economy.
For Democrats, theres a bit of fatigue people have been giving aggressively, said Democratic consultant Scott M. Ferson, president of the Liberty Square Group. But we need John Kerry now more than ever. Hes one of the few (Massachusetts) Democrats left in a leadership position.
Kerry put up $85,000 in campaign cash to rent the 2,000-seat Boston Symphony, where Boston Pops maestro Keith Lockhart, singer James Taylor and actor-director Ben Affleck are expected to appear.
Boston University political professor Thomas Whalen said the extravagant blowout meant to celebrate Kerrys 25 years in the Senate and 45 years of public service could be a turnoff to struggling Bay Staters.....
Kerry is welcome to all the swamp gasses I produce.
Frankly who cares what this irrelevant turd does. No one can say there were taken advantage of if they decided to go or to send money. It is called being stupid.
No other evidence is necessary to prove that democrats are a bunch of morons.
Boy I guess it’s tough all over! What arrogant elitism....... But to be expected from John F’in Kerry
Just curious what Kerry’s position is come 2014, is he a lock?
Is there a viable strong Pubbie candidate waiting?
Maybe just his soul died, and his body continued to walk around and betray. A betrayal zombie.
...betcha horse face still hasn’t paid his taxes for his boat
Only the “little people” pay taxes.
2126 days since Hanoi John Effin Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records.
Still not paid as of 11/5.
Wow...with credentials/endorsements like that, here's my life savings, Jon Carry.
Can I PLEASE contribute?
I would like to send a truckload of manure to Kerry’s home.
Did you know that then USN Kerrey was on a secret mission inside Cambodia when he was supposed to be patrolling the waters inside Vietnam at the time?
There is a lot of Kudzu he can harvest here in the south.
It’s almost Christmas.
Doesn’t he usually make a covert incursion into Cambodia this time of the year?
I'd rather have a root canal without Novocaine than sit through an evening of Kerry and Taylor.