Wednesday, September 29, 2004

This is the best the Democrats can do?!?!

"Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it was the right authority for a president to have."

--John Kerry, August 9

"We should not have gone into Iraq knowing today what we know. Knowing there was no imminent threat to America, knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction, knowing there was no connection between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein, I would not have voted to support war."

--John Kerry, September 29

What is WRONG with him? Can't he get it through his thick skull that he is seen as a flip-flopper? And that he should stop contradicting himself?

I imagine Kerry would explain this latest gaffe by saying something to the effect of, "I repeat--I would not have voted to support war. But I would have voted for the authority, because the president needed the authority to put pressure on the UN."

Yes, I understand the logic. And in the Senate, I suppose the argument could be made that that kind of thinking is reasonable. But it's not reasonable on the campaign trail. ESPECIALLY when your opponent has successfully branded you as a flip-flopper.



At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, this is worth remembering:

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dan! Check out your brother's blog.

Also, I disagree with everything you say in this post.

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap, the above was the ever-pragmatic and nonpartisan Maureen, scourge of the King of Pointland.

At 2:03 AM, Blogger Atomic Bombshell said...

Kerry is like the kid in school that was always trying to get in with the in-crowd. He says whatever he thinks will get him ahead at any given nanosecond, with absolutely no regard for what he said in any given prior nanosecond. It's all about being liked.

At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, politics is all about being liked. Remember how in 2000 Bush ran as a centrist?

Kerry doesn't try nearly as hard a Clinton to be liked.



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