Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has maintained a decidedly low profile following his self-described botched joke in the run-up to the 2006 midterm elections. Many observers concluded that Kerry’s silence meant he had given up his dream of becoming the first Democrat since Adlai Stevenson to be renominated by his party four years after losing a presidential race.
Wrong. Kerry has recently begun to bolster his Senate and campaign staff in preparation for what some Kerry insiders insist is a likely run for president. Kerry has signed on Erik Smith to serve as a senior adviser to his Senate campaign committee and Vince Morris to be communications director in his Senate office.
At first, I thought this was a joke. Then I realized, it is a joke but John Kerry hasn’t gotten it yet. Republicans may dislike John Kerry but many Democrats now absolutely loathe him. He almost single-handidly screwed up the 2006 election like he did the 2004 election. There are probably an infinite number of Democratic candidates who are better in every way than John Kerry. The man is done, he will be nothing more than the liberal Senator from Massachusetts next to the drinker.
This is the most humorous part:
Asked whether his decision to join Kerry signaled that the senator would be running again for president in 2008, Smith demurred. “Whatever he chooses to do, he is going to have a tremendous impact on public policy,” said Smith. “Whether on Iraq or domestic policy, Sen. Kerry brings tremendous political assets to the table and the party benefits when he takes a leadership role.”
That statement, while laughable, is patently absurd. John Kerry brings little assets to any table. He tries to have an impact but seems to fail miserably. I believe it’s because he’s arrogant and condescending. We learned in 2004 that this is a lie: “Sen. Kerry brings tremendous political assets to the table and the party benefits when he takes a leadership role.” He had the ultimate leadership role in 2004 and flopped it. The losing train is making a big stop by Senator Kerry’s office. The winning train, whomever it is, will be nowhere near the Massachusetts liberal.