August 2, 2004


Reminded that he sounded like Richard M. Nixon, who campaigned in 1968 by saying he had a secret plan to end the war in Vietnam, Kerry responded: “I don’t care what it sounds like. The fact is that I’m not going to negotiate in public today without the presidency, without the power.”

Ed Morrissey observes: “It’s really too bad he’s not already an officeholder, a person with some official standing in the US government, or he could already be working on America’s behalf. Darn it!”

UPDATE: Reader Sean Starke points out a Kerry Tax Straddle from the same article — and I notice that it contains another howler:

On domestic issues, Kerry gave a “rock hard” pledge not to raise middle-class taxes if he becomes president, though he said a national emergency or war could change that.

Reminded that the country is at war already, Kerry said, “We’re going to reduce the burden in this war, and if we do what we need to do for our economy, we’re going to grow the tax base of our country.”

“Reminded that the country is at war already”?

I wish the Democrats had nominated a guy who didn’t need to be reminded.

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