Skip to comments.Meet John Kerry
Posted on 03/04/2004 5:01:24 AM PST by OESYEdited on 04/22/2004 11:51:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Congratulations to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee after rolling through Tuesday's primaries. If the election were held today, according to the polls, he'd occupy the White House next January.
But there are still eight months before November, time enough for voters to learn who this would-be world-leader really is. So far few Americans know much about Senator Kerry or his record, in part because he led such a charmed life through the primaries. Having wilted as the early front-runner while Howard Dean soared, he was able to duck under media radar until his victory in Iowa. A fragmented field and constricted primary calendar also helped him avoid scrutiny, while his final serious challenger, John Edwards, campaigned with the delicate zeal of someone angling to be Mr. Kerry's running mate or to compete with Hillary Clinton in 2008.
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That says it all.
One problem....Kerry's Kerry ancestors didn't come to the US on a slave ship.
Grandfather Frederick Kerry and his family came via First Class.
Yeah, what he said. I would violently disagree with a committed liberal, but I'd rather live under an honest lefty than an empty suit who would say anything at any time just to hold onto power.
Most politicians are this at heart, I guess, but the left seems to have more than their share. I suppose the collapse of communism weeded out the committed idealogues and left the cynical opportunists to fight over the corpse.
This -- and much more -- might be dismissed as normal political trimming, except that with the Clinton years and 9/11 we have learned the hard way that Presidential character matters. Whether voters agree with Mr. Bush's policies or not, they know where he stands. He is willing to take hard decisions and stick with them, as he has with Iraq and the tax-cutting that has helped the economy ride out some very heavy weather. Mr. Kerry will have to demonstrate similar conviction.Kerry has shown conviction--conviction that the Constitution failed to prevent gross atrocities by the U.S. government.
His conviction should have gotten him convicted.
The 50-50 stalemate, IMHO, results from neither party offering clearly opposite convictions. Heavens, today we have Republicans pooh-poohing deficits and DemocRats wailing balancing the budget must be the first priority!
The DemocRat party under the Clintons was so middle-of-the-road on high-profile issues that moderate independents supported them. The independents split because of Clinton triangulation and policy nuance. That's why the 50-50 split occurred.
With a clear choice between middling but Republican politics having conviction, and lefty DemocRat ambiguity, a real debate may have a chance of occurring. We'll see. I think it depends upon how willing GWB is to convict Kerry as the lefty he is.
Yes. There is.
One thing he had been stead fast on is his stance on the death penalty. He says he supports a moratorium on the death penalty at the federal level. Which means there would soon be a national moratorium on the death penalty, because of all the liberal social engineering judges and Supreme Court Justices he'd appoint.
He is OPPOSED to the death penalty for someone who would murder an American child, even a 5-year-old.
As the mother of a murdered 16 year old son, Jeremy Peter Flachbart, who was murdered by a sociopath wanting to see what it felt like to kill, I am APPALLED by this man who would be our president attitude toward crime victims.
He says HE FEELS MY PAIN.
BULL HOCKEY he can't feel my pain, he hasn't had a child brutally murdered. Only people who have lost a Loved One to homicide can begin to know the pain that comes from having a beloved child murdered.
There is a hole in my heart and in my life created by the brutal murder of my beloved child.
To me he is soft on crime just as dukakis who furloughed willie horton was.
His reasoning for opposing it is also faulty his stats are not accurate. Dudley Sharp with Justice For All can supply you with accurate stats if you need them. Dudley Sharp, Resource Director, Justice For All 713-935-9300
In memory of Jeremy Peter Flachbart
KING: I've done a lot of shows recently dealing with the death of little children. A person who kills a 5-year-old should live?
KERRY: Larry, my instinct is to want to strangle that person with my own hands. I understand the instincts, I really do. I prosecuted people. I know what the feeling of the families is and everybody else.
But we have 111 people who have been now released from death row -- death row, let alone the rest of the prison system -- because of DNA evidence that showed they didn't commit the crime of which they were convicted.
After spending -- I myself worked to get a person out of jail who had been there for 15 years for a murder that person did not commit.
Now, our system has made mistakes, and it's been applied in a way that I think is wrong.
Secondly, I don't believe that, in the end, you advance the, sort of, level of your justice and the system of your civility as a nation -- and many other nations in the world, most of the other nations in the world, have adopted that idea, that the state should not engage in killing.
Because they have very bad memories of what happens when the state engages in killing.
You can't unveil what you don't possess.
*"Except for terrorists"
He only stands for the death penalty when it is against the innocent, and executed by abortionists.
My sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved son. I too had a son who died, although not by homicide. I understand some of your grief, but I cannot imagine the horror of what you have been through. Thank you for your post.
Since there is very little original thought in him, they probably arrived on the Juneflower.
See Kerry unveil his character and conviction?
That's like dropping the pants on a department store mannequin - There ain't nothing there.
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