Kerry’s Regrets About John Edwards


Will Truman

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Kerry also wanted a specific reassurance. He asked Edwards for a commitment that if he was chosen and the ticket lost, Edwards wouldn’t run against him in 2008

    That specific request makes Kerry look worse than Edwards. Who sets themselves up for another bite at the apple if they fail to grab it he first time?Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      Kerry always had delusions about 2008. Which is not impossible to come back, but not a plan. You need things to break in just the perfect way. Even moreso than for getting a nomination in the first place.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Back in 2004, I thought that Gephardt would have slaughtered Bush.

    And by “would have slaughtered Bush”, I mean “would have won every other state that Kerry won plus Ohio”.Report

    • Maybe, before the attack video about how he really has Mike Dukakis-like eyebrows, but shaves them off every day because he dodged the draft claiming to have an acute case of supraorbital alopecia.Report

  3. Avatar pillsy says:

    I gotta say, as soon as I actually got to see him in action, Edwards always really set off my creep radar[1]. Kerry was never anything like my first choice for President in 2004[2], and his inability to get traction in 2008 was heavily overdetermined, but it’s really hard for me to see negative commentary about Edwards and not believe it.

    [1] And that was despite the fact that I don’t think I was aware of his tendency to be racist as hell prior to Vikram Bath mentioning it a few weeks ago on Twitter.

    [2] “Let’s nominate the jerk from Massachusetts,” seems to be how major parties say, “I got nothin’.”Report

  4. When I saw the title of this post in the “latest linkage” box, for some reason I read “Kerry Regrets” as “Kenny Rogers.” I wasn’t sure why I should care what the singer had to say, but I clicked anyway.Report