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Friday, August 15, 2008

John Kerry…

posted by on August 15 at 14:28 PM

…is being mentioned as a potential running mate for Obama. This has to be a joke, right? Or a smokescreen? Or something? I agree with Drudge…


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Smoke screen: It will be Biden, that is what Keith Olbermann said and Keith is GOD!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | August 15, 2008 2:31 PM

FTA: "If I was bi-lingual, I'd say no in multiple languages."

Oh really?

Posted by N | August 15, 2008 2:34 PM

I do love that these mini-boomlets are drawing media attention away from McCain. The excitement for who Obama chooses seems to be at a whole higher level than what McCain does...

Posted by el ganador | August 15, 2008 2:35 PM

unPC, I know you are typing furiously at this very second. Just wanted to tell you to go fuck yourself now, as I might be busy later.

Posted by elenchos | August 15, 2008 2:35 PM

I'd have to think long and hard before I came up with a worse choice than Kerry. It would be a monumental mistake. I don't know who's spreading the rumor, but it seems like obvious bullshit to me.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | August 15, 2008 2:36 PM


Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 15, 2008 2:38 PM

I heart John Kerry. Not in *that* way. I just think he'd be better as Veep then as POTUS. He's boring--just what we need in a vice.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | August 15, 2008 2:38 PM

I hear McCain is choosing Lieberman.

Not sure about Biden tho, the Fix doesn't have that one locked down yet.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 15, 2008 2:47 PM

You know, Dan, we are that stupid. We are. That. Stupid.

Posted by Mr. Poe, certified liberal | August 15, 2008 2:48 PM

Yes, by all means an Obama-Kerry ticket will be absolutly delightful! Bring it on!

Posted by raindrop | August 15, 2008 2:48 PM


Posted by michael strangeways | August 15, 2008 2:52 PM

I know he lost in 2004, but you realize he got the second highest number of votes for POTUS ever, right? It's not like nobody voted for him. And I think he learned a lot from his loss. He's been a lot stronger and more assertive since it. People have failed in runs for the presidency before without having to suffer political exile for the rest of their careers. I don't think he'd be the best choice, but Obama could do worse.

Posted by spencer | August 15, 2008 2:57 PM

this is just a Massachusetts interest story. How many WA politicians have been possible running mates as reported by Washington media?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 15, 2008 3:00 PM

They do have a shared interest in water sports, it seems.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 15, 2008 3:03 PM

elenchos you crack me up.

Posted by MEC | August 15, 2008 3:04 PM

"Some political insiders say ..." Which ones? Could you give us a hint, at least?

Really, is this all it takes to get a story published and widely chatted about? Hey, guys, consider this: Obama-Gravel. It could happen! Now, go start your blog posts.

Posted by tsm | August 15, 2008 3:06 PM

I live in Massachusetts, and while I don't watch the station Jon Keller is on, I do know that he has a reputation of being a hack.

Oh, and his son works for the Massachusetts Republican Party.

Posted by Mac | August 15, 2008 3:23 PM

Elenchos, you bring a smile to my lips. Damnit, someone's one to me -- I follow these things with interest -- oh shit, caught again!!!

big, big ouchie. Yessirree you get at least 0.000000000000000001 brownie points today. Touche!

Yet in fact all my views on the VP choice are well know. HRC no. 1. Biden no. 2. Yes, Olberman is right. Yes, I want a poll by Slog. No, he's an idiot if he picks Kerry. Big yawn...
Hey sent in that first donation to Obama today. Sure feels good. Just like these nifty Obama togs I am wearing.

And I said he's doing a great job on voter registration today, citing the Christopher Hayes article. Did you read it, elenchos?

God finally somewhere there were ssome numbers as to the plan as to how increasing registration leads to a win in the South. Think I asked about that af few months ago.

I also mentioned again his continued slow downward movement in the polls -- yup it's a fact -- anybody got a plan for dealing with that?

Oh btw, didn't you notice, when I came out saying HRC should concede I became PC not un PC because, well, at that moment, I joined your Obama team, elenchos.

I became one with all y'all in fact.

Not sure where your enmity comes from, elenchos, but if your directing it at me means you aren't shooting people on the street, that's a good thing.

Unity, y'all,

Posted by PC | August 15, 2008 3:44 PM

Why Kerry? Why not just pick Dukakis, and we can all go home?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | August 15, 2008 3:59 PM

Hmm. I have not received any text message from Barack himself talking about John Kerry yet. When the senator notifies me personally about who his VP pick is, I'll be sure to leak it to you all!

Posted by Bub | August 15, 2008 3:59 PM

LOL, you have to wait for the text ... if you show up at the Greg Kucera Grey's Anatomy LGBT fundraiser for Obama this Saturday night you'll get the skinny a lot sooner ... it's only $250 ... and just about sold out.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 15, 2008 4:21 PM

I can't think of anyone but Richardson. Blecch!

Posted by Vince | August 15, 2008 4:44 PM

@18: Yeah "Unity y'all"

Posted by lol | August 15, 2008 5:51 PM

I think Kerry would be great.

Posted by gwrak | August 15, 2008 6:24 PM

John Kerry may not be the most exciting candidate, but he is an honest and intelligent man who would undoubtedly be a good choice for some high level cabinet post in an Obama administration. I don't think he would sink the ticket as VP, but Obama needs someone from a midwestern swing state to counter the latte drinking elitist label that seems to have been pinned on him. Indiana's Bayh, for example, would be a better choice.

BTW, did anyone else get an email today from (I think--I deleted it quickly since it came to my workplace) showing some rather scary electoral numbers predicting the unthinkable? Somebody say it isn't so...

Posted by RainMan | August 15, 2008 8:03 PM

I like the idea. Senator Kerry has a lot to offer Senator Obama. I don't get the negative reactions here or on Drudge. Senator Kerry is an intelligent, serious and honest politician. He got smeared in 2004 very unfairly, but came closer than any other candidate in our history to unseating a war time president. Lets face some truth here, Kerry had a difficult race to win, the media bias, the powerful Bush machine, the fear tactics of the administration and a Democrat party headed by many Clinton supporters that just sat back and did nothing to help defend him. We weren't expected to win in 2004 and the party behaved in that way. In my opinion, losing a tough race should not mean that Senator Kerry is not electable. Many of our best leaders have lost tough races in their lives and have come back to be bigger and better the second or even third time out.
As for the Republican's being able to attack him- please, that is all old news and people are not going to listen to this BS this time out, expecially since it is our candidate for President that will be the focus of attention.

Posted by MAC | August 17, 2008 9:22 AM

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