The Democrats have selected a lot of lousy candidates to represent the party for President during my lifetime. Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, and the guy Al Gore was pretending to be in 2000, but none were worse than John Kerry. I respect Kerry for serving his country in Viet Nam, but after joining the Senate, I can't tell you one more thing that particularly impressed me about him. Well, maybe dating Morgan Fairchild was kind of impressive, but she went out with Alan Cranston, so I have to temper that one a bit.
Kerry ran an awful campaign, losing against the worst President of my lifetime. He only won the Democratic primary because he was up against the weak field of a Governor from Vermont, an extremely dull man from Missouri, and a fairly unknown first term Senator from North Carolina. I would beg to have someone to tase me bro, instead of having to listen to Kerry give a speech. The top 6 Democratic candidates running for President in 2008 all are superior leaders to him. Now Kerry, who amazingly still seems pretty full of himself, bestowed the honor of endorsing Barack Obama on Thursday.
Sure Kerry has a rolodex of voters who gave to his ill-fated campaign, but don't think for a minute that most of them haven't already been identified by the top 3 Dems. Truthfully, if you are running on a message of change and hope, having the John Kerry endorsement ain't gonna help that cause. Considering that Kerry snubbed his former Vice Presidential running mate to endorse Obama doesn't speak much to his integrity. Add to this that no one helped him get out the vote in 2004 more than Bill Clinton and I just think he looks really bad by offering Obama his endorsment. Considering that Kerry generally comes off like a pompous ass to begin with, I don't think he needed to add to it.
If I'm Hillary Clinton I'm ecstatic that Kerry is putting his loser stamp on Obama, as adding an endorsement from an establishment candidate won't help her grow the idea that she has finally found her voice. I don't know who will win between Obama and Clinton, but I'm very confident that John Kerry will have nothing to do with who ends up being the nominee. I do think the stench that this robotic junior Senator from Massachusetts brings to any campaign could hurt Obama in the short-run. Now that the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics look to be the best in their perspective sports, it's good to know that there is still one curse left in the state. John Kerry endorsing you for President is kind of like Yoko Ono endorsing your singing talents. Really, I mean it, tase me bro!