Skip to comments.Swiftvet author wants Kerry's Senate seat
Posted on 01/25/2005 4:12:28 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
Swiftvet author wants Kerry's Senate seat
Jerome Corsi says he'll move to Boston, enter politics
Posted: January 25, 2005
12:48 p.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
Jerome Corsi, co-author of the Swiftboat veterans' book that challenged Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam record, plans to vie for the former presidential candidate's Senate seat in 2008.
Corsi, who lives in New Jersey, told the Boston Herald he will establish residency in Boston this spring.
"I'm going to do it,'' said Corsi. "I've got serious political aspirations now.''
A WorldNetDaily columnist and author of an upcoming WND book, "Atomic Iran," Corsi was the co-author with John O'Neill of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," which became a New York Times No. 1 best-seller.
He told the Herald his "strong first choice" is to run as a Republican, but he would run as an independent if the party does not back him.
His plans won't change if Kerry decides not to run.
"It may be time for a conservative movement to take hold in Massachusetts,'' Corsi said.
Corsi, who has a PhD from Harvard University, is managing partner of U.S. Financial Marketing Group. He told the Boston paper he will sell his interest in the company.
Kerry spokesman David Wade would not comment on Corsi, saying Kerry is focused on his Senate work, the Herald reported.
State Democratic chairman Phil Johnston spoke to the paper, however.
"I know Massachusetts will not welcome a candidate whose calling card is a disturbing track record of slandering Catholics, the pope, Jews and Vietnam veterans," Johnston said. "Carpetbaggers spreading lies and smears are not welcome in our state.''
Corsi has apologized for comments he posted on FreeRepublic.com on various subjects, but he insisted they were "not meant as serious expressions of my views and opinions,'' but "meant to be satirical and provocative. ... It's like saying Shakespeare is responsible for something one of his characters said.''
You bet it'll be fun, and I got a ring-side seat, in NH.
Understatement of the year...
YEAH - IT'S TIME.
Consistency in all things, don't ya know.
Sounds like Kerry to me...
I hope the GOP doesn't run him. Corsi has too many anti-Catholic ties to compete in Massachusetts. It will drag down the whole party in the state, and the Northeast in general.
Which reminds me that I will be here for college during election time! I would love to campaign against Kerry again. Sign me up!
GO JERRY GO !!
I hope Wade gave him directions on how to get there. Oh wait - I'm sure he goes in a limo everyday. Never mind....
Corsi has apologized for comments he posted on FreeRepublic.com on various subjects, but he insisted they were "not meant as serious expressions of my views and opinions,'' but "meant to be satirical and provocative. ... .."
Those comments were already copied to the archives of David Brock's Media Matters, and elsewhere, and were used in an attempt to discredit the Swift Boat Vets. Fortunately the effort did not succeed.
In a political race they would be very damaging if Corsi had any chance at all against Kerry in Massachusetts, which he does not. Corsi may run but his campaign is quixotic at best.
He's gonna have to come down South if he wants in the Senate.
At least wait until the big thaw...
"In a political race they would be very damaging if Corsi had any chance at all against Kerry in Massachusetts, which he does not. Corsi may run but his campaign is quixotic at best."
I just think this sort of campaign does more harm than good. If you aren't going to run a serious candidate to talk about real conservative solutions to America's problems, don't bother.
And, even if there's no chance of a GOP Senate or Presidential win in MA, it hurts the party in other Northeastern states (PA, NJ, etc) to run somebody with a checkered past and who seems interested in revenge.
Especially if you happen to live in Southeast Asia.
They are, however, welcomed with open arms in New York.
I agree with that, but if revenge is his motivation, he won't care, but until he actually files I have to think he is just yanking Kerry's chain.
Not for Corsi it won't be.
Though, to be perfectly honest, I think this is a much better idea than not running any candidate in the general election, which Mass. Republicans have done in past campaigns.
I think that Corsi's candidacy is going to be greeted with the same kind of skepticism that was visited upon Kenneth Timmerman, when he attempted-unsuccessfully, as it turns out-to the same thing, in Maryland.
However, I don't think that Mr. Corsi is the type to be deterred by naysayers.
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