Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Kerry weighs in on DNC pick, putting down marker for '08

From The Hill:

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is vetting the leading candidates to be the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman, and asking them to remain neutral in the presidential selection process in 2008. It is the latest indication that Kerry is putting down markers to run again for the party’s presidential nomination in 2008.

His outreach to DNC candidates also marks his return to the fray after Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, that candidate he was backing for chairman, ruled himself out of contention in November. The DNC contest is exposing the presidential ambitions of a number of Democratic politicians. In addition to Kerry, other potential 2008 presidential candidates have also contacted — or been contacted by — the several DNC aspirants, providing an early list of who is sending clear signals within the party that they will run for the Democratic nomination.

1 Comments:

Blogger IFK Editor said...

A similar post on the dailykos.com has the stab-you-in-the-back lefties Kerry bashing like there's no tomorrow. Kos himself can't resist ripping Kerry.

They don't get that Kerry only gets stronger after facing adversity, when others shrink from the scene.

If/When Kerry takes it up a notch to challenge the Bush agenda he could gain even more clout with Democrats and be a sentimental favorite by 2008. Time will tell, as will Kerry's actions.

I like what I see so far. He's thinking long term and strategically. '06 races will be important to see if the Dems as a party learned anything.

IFK
(www.independentsforkerry.org)

7:19 PM  

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