Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Kerry's Not Gonna Run
WOW - I thought his sprint outta the chambers last night at the end of the SOTU was some kind of subliminal "I'm Running" message...
WASHINGTON --Senator John F. Kerry plans to announce today that he is bowing out of the 2008 presidential race, and will instead remain in Congress and seek reelection to his Senate seat next year, according to senior Democratic officials
Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, plans to say he will remain in the Senate to recommit himself to efforts to extricate the United States from the war in Iraq. His decision to stay out of the presidential race reflects a realization that he would have had an uphill climb in capturing the Democratic nomination, given the other party heavyweights who are already in the race, according to the officials, who spoke to the Globe on condition of anonymity.
But according to Kerry associates, the senator's plans changed dramatically in the fallout of his election-eve ``botched joke" about the education levels of US troops. The harsh reaction to that incident -- from many Democrats as well as Republicans -- displayed to Kerry the extreme skepticism within his own party about whether he should mount another run.
Best news I've heard all day... I just don't think I can take another campaign season of this pompous flip-flopper. His goose has already been cooked. Now we can aim our sights on the Queen and the Rock Star.