Out With The Old
When is John Kerry going to shut up, focus on doing his job for the people of Massachusetts and stop acting like the leader of the Democratic Party? Every time he opens his mouth he confuses what should be clear, whines about losing the election without ever mentioning the fraud involved, and digs the party deeper into the hole. He was a loser in 2004 and he will be a loser in 2008, so let’s drop him like a hot potato and move on. If only the MSM would let it be so.
The other side of any discussion in the mainstream media about Bush’s non-approval by the American people, is the lack of a cohesive message from the Democrats, and John Kerry is the poster boy of indecision, minced words and failed leadership. As long as the MSM have Kerry to point to as an example of the floundering democrats, it won’t matter how weak the support for Republicans, Democrats will never be able to take up the slack.
Most Democratic voters were not thrilled with Kerry in the first place and only voted for him out of fear. As much as he complains that he lost the election because of the fear mongering of the Bush camp, he only got the nomination of his party for the same reason. Any real alternative to Bush was wiped out early in our primary process and liberal voters in the end caved out of fear of another four more years of Bush, and took the “safe” alternative of Kerry. That didn’t turn out so well now did it? Let’s hope we’ve learned our lesson.
It may be early for us to go searching for our next candidate, but there may be some huge benefits in doing so. First on the docket should be torpedoing Kerry, Clinton and Biden before they sink the party. All three are following the lead of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and staking out the middle ground with a vengeance. This strategy may have worked for Bill Clinton but not every John, Joe and Hillary has the kind of charisma necessary to draw in voters on the strength of personality alone.
The Republicans are most likely going to put up a moderate next time around, their strongest candidates being John McCain, Chuck Hagel and Rudy Guiliani. If the Democrats put up John Kerry, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, it turns into a “who cares” race and the Democrats prove again that all they have to offer is Republican lite, and with no clear distinction, voters will most likely go with the real thing. Do we really want to continue almost winning elections?
The country is divided, but we have swung as far to the right as we can stand to go, and the American people are ready to start heading the other way. With momentum on our side, why would we set the goal halfway to where we want to be? Like my grandfather always said, “The most you will get is what you ask for, so why not aim high?” There are plenty of great candidates out there and as soon as we take our eyes off of the shinny objects being dangled in front of us by the MSM (Kerry, Clinton, Biden), we will be able to regain our sight and find them.