This just in, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry will not run for President in 2008. I must say I am disappointed. I would have enjoyed his personality and sense of humor he would have brought to the Democratic primaries. It would have been enjoyable to see his many different positions on the same topic debated against Hillary, Obama, Edwards an the rest of the many vying for the Democratic nomination.
Most importantly, I will miss not being able to use the following pictures of Kerry in the run up to the 2008 Presidential election. For the man most likely to make a political gaff while speaking … Kerry, you will be missed. I guess Kerry needed a bit more political and financial HALP than he thought. I guess he was a Presidential candidate, before he wasn’t one.
Halp, someone … I need Halp. Oh those gaffs will come back to haunt ya’
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 (Boston Globe)
Which way is the wind blowing today?
Update I: I thought John Kerry was a Democratic Party Heavy-weight? At least that’s what the media had always told us before?
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 … (Boston Globe)
Update II: Lorie Byrd has it right at Wizbang, “There are gonna be some Democrats celebrating today”