It looks like John Kerry’s outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease has caused him to get treated like a bad rash by Democratic candidates. Senator Kerry was supposed to appear with 1st District candidate Tim Walz today in Mankato, but now Kerry will not show up. The fact that Walz is running in a conservative district with plenty of American Legion members undoubtedly was a major factor in this decision.
Kerry’s comments were bad enough — but his absolutely brainless response to them was like pouring gasoline on a fire. Rather than merely apologizing for being a bonehead, Kerry decided to launch into an incoherent and spittle-flecked attack on Republicans. Karl Rove didn’t make Kerry an idiot, and even if Kerry was misquoted (which I rather doubt), the comment was still stupid.
Kerry’s mouth is the gift that keeps on giving — the second it opens, something idiotic spews forth. Now the Democrats are on the run from their own previous Presidential nominee, and the voting public can have a clear view of what the Democrats really think.
Thank heaven that yutz isn’t President…
UPDATE: Now Harold Ford, Jr. is calling for Kerry to apologize, as is John Tester. So, are these two part of some vast right-wing conspiracy? Are they being dishonest for not saying that Kerry was misquoted? Or is it that there’s yet another double standard at play here?
What Kerry said was unconscionable, and it’s part of a long pattern of behavior. The more Democrats who rally to his defense, the more it cements the idea that the Democrats have issues with our men and women in uniform. It’s not at all surprising that Democrats who actually want to win are running from Kerry as fast as they can…
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