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May 05, 2004

Kerry's House of Ketchup #10

Kerry speaks.

Sen. Kerry's bad luck continues. He tried to critique President Bush's education policies only to be upstaged by Vietnam veterans who declared Kerry "unfit" to be President (even if I've found no evidence of Reuters even covering the story). Kerry's lack of message (I'd argue his inability to control the media message) has some Democrats worried.

Now, let's see what others have been saying:

  • Deacon at Power Line notices that Sen. Kerry doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to the Pentagon's reaction to the Iraqi prisoner maltreatment.

  • Norman at Tutissima Cassis found that Kerry's plan on stopping offshoring would end up being a weird import tax against American firms. [via Cafe Hayek]

  • Kevin finds that we have to thank a dead President for allowing us to know so much about Kerry's anti-war past.

  • Citizen Smash writes, "But if Kerry is going to continue to highlight his service in Vietnam, he had better be prepared to answer questions about his subsequent 'Change of Heart' about the war, and explain how it is relevant to him today."

  • Who will be Kerry's VP pick? The Command Post reports that Kerry went on the campaign trail with four possibilities.

  • A Village Voice writer wants Democracts to dump Kerry.

  • Steven Bainbridge isn't impressed with Warren Buffett and Steve Jobs signing up to help Kerry get elected.

  • Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. thinks Kerry's "too-white" (only in Democrats' eyes) campaign managers would not draw out much-needed minorities voters. Jackson then did a subtle version of one of his father's shakedowns by telling the campaign, "The senator should remedy this very quickly." Letting Al Sharpton speak at the convention won't placate these people.

  • The strategy of "compassionate conservatism" appears to be working for the President. Kerry isn't seen as "likeable" or "compassionate" as Bush.

  • Since Kerry wants to keep bringing up his past, Joe Carter considers if Kerry threw his medals ribbons while still a military officer.

  • Cam Edwards posts about a doctor who treated a would that got Kerry a Purple Heart. The doctor also notes that Kerry had high aspirations back in his swift boat.

  • Jane Galt questions Kerry's political smarts for bringing up Bush's National Guard past. Doing so has shown light on his own Vietnam-era skeletons.

  • A Kerry spokeman said the Senator "is not the kind of guy that people see through the TV and feel compelled to go out and vote for." It's also safe to say he isn't such a rah-rah guy in person either.

  • Bill Hobbs think Kerry should have toughen it out after his bike accident.

  • Michele found a John Kerry-Ted Rall connection.

  • Is President Clinton's book release in June a plot to help his wife and hurt Kerry? [via PoliBlog]

  • Frank J offers Kerry some advice. First suggestion: "Get Rid of the French-Lookingness."

  • Steve at The LLama Butchers let's us know is deja vu all over again.

  • Researchers think they can use stem cells to grow teeth as bright and shiny as John Kerry's.

  • Kerry's love of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches stems from his tour of duty in Vietnam. No, I'm not making this up.

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[Thanks go to the John F. Kerry Media Relations Center for the Sen. Zoop's "voice."]

Posted by Sean Hackbarth in John Kerry at 09:59 PM | Comments (0)