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Some more notes on Kerry, to add to what we already
posted last week:

First, it’s my guess is that we’ll see a Kerry/Edwards

Kerry’s too strong for Dean, and Edwards will be needed
for the "Southern Strategy."

In any event, Kerry will want no part of Dean who has demonstrated himself to be far too loopy as a running mate. (Consider the impact of that statement; Too loopy for Kerry?) Edwards doing well in Carolina will reinforce this idea with me.

Dean for his part, came up the other night on NightLine, with words to the effect that Iraq doesn’t matter to the voters. Which, of course is nowhere near accurate. The voters… Even the Democrats… Don’t like the strong anti-war stance Dean took. They don’t like Kerry on the point, either, but at least Kerry has more going for him than anger. Not MUCH more, mind you.

Which leads us to a Bush Victory.

The reality is, as I pointed out last week, that Kerry
has too much of a negative
, even among Democrats, to not be full of holes by next November.


  Here’s a few more little gotchas we will
doubtless hear more about between now and November:

Think of it, Gang….
The ‘party of the little guy’ coughs up John Forbes Kerry, someone of money, who married into MORE money in the form of the heir to the Heinz fortune. Odd all by itself, but of course there’s far more.

Kerry is someone whose only dealings with minorities is when he’s in need of another drink at the country club. Someone who has never been a working man in his life. Someone who, when he pays taxes it’s nothing more than a number; it never really affects his life in any substantial way… taxes don’t even enter his world.

We’re talking about someone here who was one of only 12 senators who voted against funding our troops in Iraq, and who voted for at least seven major reductions in defense and military spending and then claimed he was supporting our troops, and that he knows how to defend America.

talking about someone who voted repeatedly to slash the budgets of intelligence agencies by billions of dollars, and then on the night of 9/11 bitched loud and long about how our intel community failed us.

We’re talking about someone who now claims to be for balancing the budget and yet who is on record has having voted against a Balanced Budget Amendment at least five times.

In Kerry we have someone who claims to be for the little guy, someone who’s concerned about the tax burden on americans and yet, is on record as voting for the largest tax increase ever, and the death tax, and for a 50-percent increase in the gas tax.

Family values issues? Oh, yeah, there’s a lot here, too.

We’re talking about someone who voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion at least three times.. who was one of 14 Senators who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act… someone who voted against a parental notification requirement where minors’ abortions are concerned, who voted against mandatory sentences for drug dealers.


And just in the last few days, The New Republic Online has a put up real Gem on their site. Someone did their homework over there… and remember, TNR is hardly a right-wing paper.

They point up two letters from John Kerry to the same person, sent a few days apart, back in 1991.

"Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition … to the early use of military force by the US against Iraq. I share your concerns. On January 11, I voted in favor of a resolution that would have insisted that economic sanctions be given more time to work and against a resolution giving the president the immediate authority to go to war.’

–letter from Senator John Kerry to Wallace Carter of Newton Centre, Massachusetts, dated January 22 [1991]

‘Thank you very much for contacting me to express your support for the actions of President Bush in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush’s response to the crisis and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian gulf.’

–Senator Kerry to Wallace Carter, January 31 [1991] "

Did I say both these letters were sent to the same person?

Wouldn’t want you to forget.
I’ll bet HE could.

This is what the ‘Little Guy" Democrats are placing all their hopes in? Oh, yeah, that’s gonna sell in middle