Kerry's House of Ketchup #15
Your favorite good-natured condiment-fest took a hiatus last week due to Ronald Reagan's death. If Bush and Kerry could lay off the political hammering, I could too. The House is now back to satisfy your lycopene cravings.
The "restless and relentless" Democratic campaigner, "a weird mix of both the very refined taste of elite schools and all that but also eating Hostess cupcakes and watching dumb comedies on TV" is back on the stump. Something seems wrong with a campaign where the candidate still has to tell voters why he's running for President this long into the process. Maybe part of it is because we will all soon be trapped in All Bill All the Time as Bill Clinton hawks his book. Thankfully, Bill will toss in an occasional plug for Kerry while he sucks the media energy out of campaign coverage.
It's still too early to care about polls--even the extremely flawed LA Times one. Instead, by taking a peek at the Iowa Electronic Markets we see the GOP leading the Democrats in the Winner Takes All Market and President Bush still leading Sen. Kerry one-on-one.
Now, onto the links...
- Kerry's most important decision right now is who will be his running mate. He ensconced himself in some private meetings with congressional possibilities "only steps away." A few weeks ago, a rumor had it the list was down to three with Iowa's governor Tom Vilsack and Sen. John Edwards in the running. Too bad for those who like their politics a tad weird Sen. John McCain will NOT be Kerry's running mate.
- Maybe Ralph Nader can run with Kerry. Then they can be "Glum and Glummer."
- The Comedian doesn't want the job either.
- Kerry tried some optimistic rhetoric, but Mickey Kaus found it wanting (scroll down to 06.08). [Can the man please use permalinks?] [via Betsy's Page]
- Bill Hobbs noticed that the Kerry weblog found a way to fit both Ronald Reagan and Ray Charles into a post. As Bill put it, "weird."
- Somone help Steven Taylor make sense of the source of Kerry's "decisions in public life."
- Steven earns himself a second link by being amazed at how Kerry can stretch a dollar or a tax hike on the rich.
- Massachusetts Republicans want Kerry to step down from his Senate seat. He's not doing much to represent the people that elected him. For example, he missed a vote on an anti-bioterrorism bill while campaigning on that very issue.
- What would a President Kerry foreign policy look like? Deacon of Power Line wonders.
- Kerry as Carter II? That gives me the willies.
- Zombyboy doesn't fret a whole lot about a Kerry administration.
- But Tim Cavanaugh is sure that won't happen. "Bush is going to kick his [Kerry's] ass all over the United States."
- Massachusetts' junior Senator is ignoring economic reality for political benefit such as this good news.
- Oh when will Democrats be for Kerry instead of just against Bush? I'm blaming this on the Deaniacs.
- Kerry sees more U.N. action and international involvement as the solution to Iraq's problems. The U.N. is on board, but NATO is balking courtesy of Jacques Chirac.
- Kerry has a problem with abortion. It's both political and moral.
- Who knew John Kerry and George Lucas were so close? [via VodkaPundit]
- Last but not least, ScrappleFace reports that Kerry wants to use a Democratic time-honored approach to increase the middle class.
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[Thanks go to the John F. Kerry Media Relations Center for the Sen. Zoop's "voice." Cheap gimmick not endorsed by Glenn Reynolds.]
Posted by Sean Hackbarth in John Kerry
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