Skip to comments.John Kerry: McCain Approached Me About Joining Dem Ticket in 2004
Posted on 01/11/2008 9:29:47 PM PST by khnyny
On Monday afternoon I had the chance to speak with Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic Party's nominee for President in 2004. During the interview, which covers a range of topics and which I will be posting later this afternoon, an item of particular interest jumped out at me: According to Sen. Kerry, it was John McCain's staff who approached his campaign about potentially filling the Vice President slot on the Democratic ticket in 2004. Take a listen to and a look at the interchange...
Jonathan Singer: There's a story in The Hill, I think on Tuesday, by Bob Cusack on the front page of the paper talking about how John McCain's people -- John Weaver -- had approached Tom Daschle and a New York Congressman, I don't remember his name, about switching parties. And I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about what your discussions were with him in 2004, how far it went, who approached whom... if there was any "there" there.
John Kerry: I don't know all the details of it. I know that Tom, from a conversation with him, was in conversation with a number of Republicans back then. It doesn't surprise me completely because his people similarly approached me to engage in a discussion about his potentially being on the ticket as Vice President. So his people were active -- let's put it that way.
Singer: Okay. And just to confirm, you said it, but this is something they approached you rather than...
Kerry: Absolutely correct. John Weaver of his shop... [JK aswers phone]
As you might know from reading my posts in the past, I don't usually addend my own thoughts to my interviews. I like to think they speak for themselves. But...
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Why is this not surprising ....
In a story about two elder statesmen from different sides of the aisle you cannot trust either one. I don’t put it past McCain to switch and I don’t put it past Kerry to lie.
Because McCain ostensibly is an open-borders, pro-tax liberal?
Didnt Kerry serve in Vietnam?
If McCain gets the nod, he will offer the Veep slot to Lieberman. Guaranteed.
What’s with the ostensibly?
You read my mind. I wouldn’t trust either of them for the truth.
This should not come as a surprise to most. He is only different from a democrat marginally.
He won’t get my vote in a primary or a general election for that reason.
When he wasn't in Cambodia with the CIA's super-secret Magic Hat batallion
Someone should ask him, because he'd never cop to it on his own.
Over Christmas, from what I understand.
I would support McCain if he is the nominee. I’ll take moderate liberalism over socialism.
I see nowhere in this “story” where McCain approached Kerry. Kerry only claims that McCain’s “people” approached.
More crap from the professional liars.
It’s late and I’ve been drinking. I think ostensibly means something like “by all outward appearances,” which I think holds for the original statement. (It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s deceptive, like he appears to be a liberal but isn’t.) I say ostensibly, I guess, because he appears outwardly to be liberal because, well, he’s a liberal.
I’m confusing myself.
I didn’t know that!!!!
Thanks for the old news that we knew about 4 years ago. As much as I wish Fred would get the nominiation, it’s either gonna be McCain, Mitt, or Huckster..McCain has the best chance to beat the Dems of the 3 by far
Yes, about 3 months -- and lied about most that happened....and didn't happen.
He did serve in VN, but all else is speculative.
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