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Posted on Jan 10, 2008
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He’s got his back:  Sen. John Kerry with Sen. Barack Obama at a campaign rally Thursday in Charleston, S.C.

The Democratic leader of Campaign ‘04, Sen. John Kerry, might be expected to endorse his former running mate, John Edwards, this time around, but Kerry has instead thrown his hat into Barack Obama’s ring.  Kerry is stumping for Obama in South Carolina, one of the next hotbeds of primary activity.


AP via Breitbart.com:

Kerry said there were other candidates in the race whom he also had worked with and respected.

“But I believe more than anyone else, Barack Obama can help our country turn the page and get America moving by uniting and ending the division we have faced,” Kerry said.

Kerry took a swipe at Obama critics who say the Illinois senator lacks the experience to be president.

“We are electing judgment and character, not years on this earth,” said Kerry, who added that Obama, an opponent of the Iraq war, was “right about the war in Iraq from the beginning.”

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By Paracelsus, January 16, 2008 at 8:01 pm Link to this comment

Yes, yes, the Great Work will have been completed!

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By Paracelsus, January 16, 2008 at 7:59 pm Link to this comment

We have elections to vote out soiled bird cage liners. Then we elect in new cage liners. We have these elections every few years to prevent revolution among the masses.
If we did not have a “democracy” then we would have a revolution after 20 years. The bureaucracies carry on the agenda no matter who is office. Even the mafia supports two sides of every election. You are living in a game. You are living in a reality you had no part in making, and yet you think your politics, your religions, and your outlooks are yours. You are wearing the vetements of the past. Your philosophies are second hand clothes wreaking of the rot of time.

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By Paracelsus, January 16, 2008 at 7:51 pm Link to this comment

So Edwards going to a Bilderberg meeting does not matter to you? Baa! Baa!

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By Paracelsus, January 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm Link to this comment

Does LBJ count in this enterprise?

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By Conservative Yankee, January 16, 2008 at 5:05 pm Link to this comment
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By Elliott Bettman MD, January 16 at 9:43 am #
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“we need a Hillary/Obama ticket”

NOT gonna happen…. EVER!

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By Elliott Bettman MD, January 16, 2008 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
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To cover the next 16 years.

liberal judges

no BS wars

national healthcare and cheap prescription drugs

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By Conservative Yankee, January 15, 2008 at 7:31 am Link to this comment
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By Maani, January 11 at 11:08 pm #

“Don’t patronize me: I will support whomever is the Democratic nominee.”

What a riot.. the most patronizing person on the board tells the second ““Don’t patronize me”

ROTFLMAO

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By Maani, January 12, 2008 at 12:08 am Link to this comment

Don’t patronize me: I will support whomever is the Democratic nominee.

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By cyrena, January 11, 2008 at 11:47 pm Link to this comment

Yep. I still think Hillary is the most hawkish DEMOCRAT candidate on any issue, Iran included.

You’re back to your ‘selective quoting’ again Maani.

I sure will be glad when the primaries are over. Are you gonna vote for the repuglican if Obama gets the nomination?

Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. But for now, you still have some weeks to continue your hate campaign.

I would recommend that you be careful though. By now, you could easily push the uncertains into a vote for Obama. It happens that way sometimes you know.

Ever heard the quote “Any book worth banning is a book worth reading?” Be careful what you wish for.

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By Zai, January 11, 2008 at 7:19 pm Link to this comment
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Yep, Kerry’s eyes are on that prize… Funny how that goes, awhile ago, Edwards was Kerry’s most trusted man to run with him as his VP to be and now, Kerry changes position because he can have a shot at that VP position… you are ridulous Kerry, I hope your intentions make you fall on your flat face!

I have worked for the Edwards Family and they are as honest as they appear. HE DOES care and will make a difference!!!!

GO EDWARDS!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Paracelsus, January 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm Link to this comment

You have Kerry, the Bonesman giving Obama, the CFR man the torch. It seems like a meeting of powers in a criminal enterprise. You are living in the United Soviets of America. Wake up!

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By Douglas Chalmers, January 10, 2008 at 9:07 pm Link to this comment

By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, January 10: “Would someone please explain to me how this might have come about, seriously.  I realize one hand washes the other but there’s got to be more to it than that…”

Losers are useful - to the opposition, Dr. K.

Condoleeza Rice is Obama’s handler, even if he doesn’t know it yet.

Rice noted that Obama is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where the secretary often testifies.  “I think he’s very appealing and a great person. He’s on my committee. And we’ve always had good exchanges. I think he’s an extraordinary person,” she said. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-02-25-rice-obama_x.htm

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By Maani, January 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm Link to this comment

I just found out an interesting tidbit.  Kerry is considered among the most hawkish senators with respect to Iran.

Obama has made clear that “Iran possessing nuclear weapons will be a major threat to us that is a profound security threat for America and one that we have to take seriously.”  And although he has said that “sustained and aggressive diplomacy combined with tough sanctions should be our primary means to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons,” he added that “the U.S. should take no option, including military action, off the table.”

With an Iran hawk like Kerry supporting him, does anyone still think Hillary is the most hawkish candidate on Iran?

Peace.

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By Dr. Knowitall, PhD, PhD, January 10, 2008 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

Would someone please explain to me how this might have come about, seriously.  I realize one hand washes the other but there’s got to be more to it than that.  After all, Kerry is a loser.

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By rage, January 10, 2008 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment
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Ouch! That’s got to really hurt Obama. EEEEEEW!

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By Sharon Ash, January 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment
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If John Kerry wants to do something meaningful in this election year, he needs to be out, non-stop, in every city that John McCain shows up in to speak, and be there himself, to remind the voters, how in 2004, he begged John McCain to speak up and verify that what he was saying about the troops in Iraq being sent in without the proper body armor and how the war was being totally bungled.  McCain knew that what John Kerry was saying was the absolute truth.  But did he support Kerry’s statement?  No, he stood beside George W. Bush, gave his chipmunk grin, and proudly proclaimed that he supported Bush.  How many more troops have died since McCain’s endorsement?  How many more troops have been maimed for life?  How many more troops have been emotionally scarred for life?  How many more Iraqis have been killed?  How many more billions have been wasted?  Someone needs to be reminding the short attention span American voters every time John McCain opens his mouth to spout his support for the military and fly the colors, that he showed in 2004 who and what he supports and what his true colors are.  He supports his own political ambitions and his thirst for the power of the office of the president.  Mr. Kerry, using your time to assure that John McCain never occupies the oval office would be a worthy use of your time.  Running around on Obama’s behalf, in my opinion, is just a waste of your time.  Mainstream America knows that ‘change’ is what they have less of in their pocket all the time and they are not going to ‘hope’ for someone to make a difference.  They want a seasoned and proven leader and that John Kerry is Hillary Clinton, not Obama.

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By Douglas Chalmers, January 10, 2008 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment

By Maani, January 10: “...can you imagine the reaction if he had endorsed Hillary….”

Thanks, Maani. Great posts….. keep shining a light on all this, uhh!

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By Maani, January 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment

Doug:

At first I thought this might be another blow to Hillary.  And yet, I’m not so sure.  After all, can you imagine the reaction if he had endorsed Hillary?  It would almost certainly have sunk her candidacy.  It will interesting to see what happens with this.  [BTW, see my post on the Obama Swift Boat thread…]

Peace.

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By Douglas Chalmers, January 10, 2008 at 1:02 pm Link to this comment

Ha, ha, ha, the suits, the boring old suits - and Obama is already one of them, uhh! Oh well, both he and Kerry have something to learn and to make up for…..... back to the toy cars at the state fair.

One of the significant lessons for ALL Democrats is that they need to find a way to UNITE in serving their electorate, not dissecting it in to separate camps for each candidate - or they will eventually be picked off by the Republicans, weak as they are.

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By Pacrat, January 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment
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Poor Barack! An endorsement from Kerry is NOT good news. This is the man who couldn’t even rebut the swift boat attackers or had the guts to challenge the Ohio vote. This “has been” has decided to make Obama a “has-been” as well!

Edwards should have dumped him early on!

By the time Kerry answers this comment, the vote will be long over!

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