Defending Kerry against GQ Hit Piece
Michael Crowley's negative story about John Kerry in the latest GQ Magazine, is a sad hit piece on an American Patriot. Say what you will about Kerry's past failings or future ambitions, he fought a tough race in 2004 with integrity and courage and continues to battle for middle class Americans and democratic principles. To read that story is to re-write history and forget why Kerry won his party's nomination in the first place: he was the best candidate.
To write Kerry's obituary three years before the 2008 election also seems foolish, but then again the traditional press loves to write off Kerry's chances. Maybe they should be reminded of how wrong they were in IOWA in 2004.
Don't believe conventional wisdom. Kerry is still formidable and has many loyal supporters both in and outside Washington. Ever hear of Teddy Kennedy?
Voters always love candidate X (the un-candidate), but as soon as that candidate becomes a real person with a name it's time to declare open season. That's unfortunate. It also reduces the race to a mere popularity contest and takes out all notion of ideas and solutions for Americas real problems.