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The blowhards in the blogosphere may not be up to speed, but the fact is John Kerry has given more dough to Democratic candidates than anyone else. MUCH more. $11 million. Cantwell got $100,000. Notice that the website is gone?

Posted by Fnarf | October 25, 2006 4:15 PM

Totally agree. That guy grates on me. Certainly he doesn't need to give all his campaign coffer money away, but if he truly believed change was necessary, he'd be giving a bunch of money in the races that matter. The only change he cares about is getting himself in the Oval Office.

Posted by him | October 25, 2006 4:15 PM

@Fnarf: He helped her fundraise that money (some with campaign stops some with contributions through his website), but that's different than sitting on his mountain o' cash.

Posted by him | October 25, 2006 4:17 PM

Dan, MyDD reports that Kerry will give an additional $500,000 to the DSCC.

Posted by Goldy | October 25, 2006 4:45 PM

ah. well, besides, everyone wants Gore/Obama in 08

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 25, 2006 4:52 PM

Kerry has donated over $1 million dollars already and he added another $500,000 today. Of course that isn't close to Hillary's $2 million worth of donations, but it's better than most. As reported in yesterday's paper, only 5 Democratic Senators had donated $1 million or more to the campaigns even though many more of them had raised plenty of money. Kerry was in the club with Kennedy and Clinton (I forget who the other 2 were).

Hey, I dislike Kerry to no end and thought he was a terrible pick for a candidate. However, in this case his guilt is much less pronounced than many of his colleagues.

Posted by B.D. | October 25, 2006 4:55 PM

Kerry. Sigh.

Could it be that he's delusional enough to think that he's electable if only he doesn't have to run against Bush? The Democrats tried to run Adlai Stevenson in '56 after being soundly defeated in '52 (Eisenhower received 442 electorial votes in '52, 457 in '56; Stevenson carried only AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, NC, SC, KY, and WV in '52 - hard to believe those states went liberal, isn't it?). I think the Democrats would have learned their lesson on that one. But no....

Somebody thinks he should try it again.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not a Kerry basher. He's a fine senator, but he's unelectable as president and somebody needs to tell him. Think Dukakis.

I remember thinking in 2004 - as his delegate count was approaching the votes needed for nomination - "Fuck. It's over." And who did the Republicans want to run against in 2004? They got their a cake walk.

Posted by Bauhaus | October 25, 2006 5:11 PM

Kerry's a loser. Run Goreā€”he won once already.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 25, 2006 5:20 PM

And that was with Diebold and other election cheating, even.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 25, 2006 5:49 PM

Will in Seattle: ah. well, besides, everyone wants Gore/Obama in 08

This may well be an indication that I have descended into lunacy, but for once Will in Seattle has said something that is precisely what I have been thinking.

Posted by cressona | October 25, 2006 7:50 PM

question? who did you vote for?

Posted by joe | October 25, 2006 10:15 PM

Kerry is getting way too much shit over this issue. He's given tons of (early) cash to candidates including longshots only recently discovered by the blogosphere, he's given over a million to the DSCC, he's campaigned heavily across the country and he's used his email list to directly raise money for candidates. But yet, according to the blogosphere, he's not doing "enough".

Seriously, there's much more lower hanging fruit to go after than constantly attacking someone who's already busting his butt.

I can't help but think some of this is bitterness from Deaniacs still upset that Kerry humiliated them at the grassroots level in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Posted by Aexia | October 26, 2006 7:19 AM

Also, I hope people realize that Kerry can't just give $100,000 to the Senate candidate of your choice. Campaigns are subject to the same individual limits that people are. That's why he's been doing the *direct* fundraising that the blogosphere has been so intent on deriding. He can give unlimited amounts to the DSCC, yes, and he's given $1.5 million which, aside from Hillary, is more than anyone else has given.

He was my 5th or 6th choice in 04 and I think he's a terrible candidate for 08 but I'm not going to bash him for what he's done in between.

Posted by Aexia | October 26, 2006 7:27 AM

According to FEC reports, as of 9/30 Kerry campaign only had $140,000 cash on hand.
( FEC site is

And in a bit of good news (Dan - you in Philly? You've already heard this then.) Santorum campaign has pulled all broadcast ads - now cable only. Seems his pockets are getting very shallow. And the RSCC aint giving him diddly squat, having written him off already.

Posted by Weenie in PA | October 26, 2006 8:34 AM

Gore FUBAR'd an easily winnable race in 2000. It shouldn't have come down to Florida but it did, because he blew it.

Posted by Gomez | October 26, 2006 10:27 AM

That's his Senate campaign. His presidential committees(including the legal fund) still have about $13-14 million between them and that's what people are complaining about.

Posted by Aexia | October 26, 2006 1:07 PM

Special mention because your post was so good.

Posted by Mark | October 26, 2006 7:27 PM

Just exactly how do you mean that (the title of your post)?

It sounds quite literal. The senator is a handsome man, but honestly! It might be an idea to keep your lurid fantasy to yourself.

Posted by Lana | October 27, 2006 6:28 AM

what the hell kind of comment was that lana..

Posted by Roy | October 31, 2006 4:09 PM

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