Wednesday, January 24, 2007

He was for the election before he was against it

Hehehe, John Kerry has decided not to enter the 2008 Presidential race. Wonder why he decided not to run?

"Two years ago, I sought the presidency to lead us on a different course," he said on the Senate floor. "We came close, Mr. President, certainly close enough to be tempted to try again. There are powerful reasons to want to continue that fight now. But I have concluded this isn't the time for me to mount a presidential campaign."

Who think ol' Botox will change his mind within the next year? This may not be the time to mount his campaign, but things always have a way of changing with Kerry. Perhaps August will the time.

Instead, Kerry said he will continue to try to change the Bush administration's Iraq policy from the Senate. Officials said he would run for a fifth six-year term in the Senate.

"We have to find a way to end this misguided war and bring our troops home," he said.

The war he voted for, but then argued against. This has been said a billion times before, but it bares repeating again. He's a waffling flip-flopper and there is really no good reason to trust him, even when he says he won't run for President!

Though he never formed a committee or took any other legal steps, Kerry clearly had been eying a second run for the White House, CBS News correspondent Bob Fuss reports. But following a week in which two other Democratic senators, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, announced their intentions to great fanfare, Kerry decided to bow out.

So I wonder who he will throw his support behind? Surely it will be seen as a negative thing for the poor candidate! And what of poor John Edwards, Kerry's running mate in '04. He throws his hat into the ring and might not even get the support of Kerry... yikes!

Still, Democratic strategist Mark Mellman, who served as a senior Kerry adviser in 2004, says the senator would have been a "serious contender" in 2008. Mellman notes that Kerry received more votes and raised more money than any Democratic nominee in history and maintains "a lot of assets." As to where those assets go, Mellman tells there will be a competition among contenders for Kerry's long list of staffers, donors and volunteers but doesn't see any individual Democratic hopeful gaining an immediate advantage.

You would think Kerry would have a bit more say in where the money goes, but I guess not. John Edwards could not ever carry his home state in 2004, so I don't expect a huge groundswell of support for him,

Here we are, still nearly two years away from an election, yet the Dems are tripping over each other announcing their intentions.