April 15, 2007

John Kerry Visits Denver, Touts New Book

Sen. Kerry was in Denver Sunday, flogging his new book and talking politics with the (liberal) folks at the Tattered Cover book store, trying to capture some of the heat (pun intended) generated by Al Gore's Global Hysteria Tour:
Kerry said he wants to increase awareness about environmental issues and the things everyday people are doing to make a difference.

"This doesn't belong to a democrat or a republican or a conservative or a liberal," Kerry said. "These are just practical real things that every American needs to think about."

Kerry eventually opened up the room to questions which ranged from the current presidential race to America's role in Iraq.

"The consequences are obviously disastrous," Kerry said. "This is the most disastrous foreign policy choice made in any country anywhere in modern time."
Because nothing sells to the liberal/Democratic crowd like a little Bush-bashing. One can debate the merits of the Iraq War--but "worst foreign policy choice" anywhere since the French Revolution (roughly the start of the modern era)? Is he serious?

And what of talk about running for President again in the future?
"Could that change?" Kerry said. "It might. It may change over years. It may change over months. I can't tell you, but I've said very clearly I don't consider myself out of it forever."
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When asked whether he expected that decision to change in time for the 2008 race, Kerry said, "If suddenly the field changed or the dynamics of the nation shifted, who knows? You might look at it differently, but I don't see that. I don't foresee that. That's not where I am today and that's not what I'm doing."
Kerry's one shining moment in the political sun came in 2004, when a rising wave of anti-war sentiment combined with the perennial anti-Bush rhetoric to produce . . . the second highest vote count received by a Presidential candidate ever. Of course, he lost to George W. Bush, who won both the electoral college (meaningful) and the "popular" vote (meaningless). He is unlikely to see that level of support again, as the majority of Kerry's supporters voted not for him, but against Bush.

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