John Kerry may have displayed courage thirty years ago, but he has been riding his wave of misfortune ever since. John Kerry wants to be president, unfortunately though he is from Massachusetts. To American voters that is just one more way of saying "liberal loser."
So, should we applaud someone who makes a stupid comment? Referring to our government, which he himself is part of, as a regime? Sure on a technicality that may be accurate, but usually we save that word for corrupt and bad governments, not our own. Not even the Clinton years. If John Kerry wants to display courage he should step down from his role in the "regime" and kiss his Senate career goodbye. The only chance he has to get in the White House is when he gets a future invitation or takes a tour.
The Democrats have learned nothing over the last thirty years: Ted Kennedy, Michael Dukakis, Paul Tsongas were simply too liberal and too elitist to lead our country. It is time to wake Democrats up and tell them that the John F. Kennedy era is over. If they want to feel that moment again go get their hair windswept by the Hyannis salt air. John Kennedy actually supported tax cuts and other conservative ideas, and Bill Clinton was smart enough to move his left-wing agenda to the middle. Heck, George McGovern's public beating in 1972 should have sent Democrats the message that liberal may sell in Boston or Berkley, but do not bother with it in Tennessee, Oklahoma or Kansas.
Sure Al Gore won a few races in the Volunteer state, but not by posing as a liberal. He was a pro-life Democrat when he first won office. He may write about the environment, but the truth is he hasn't mended a fence since he apologized to Tipper for not supporting her against the record industry assault.
The Democrats should go west, or head south, not present three contestants from the New England area. If you want a real presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, I suggest you look no further than Georgia to Zell Miller. The funny thing is there is little room for a free market conservative in the Democrat party. And social conservatives have all but been abandoned by the Democrats. We certainly do not need any Beacon Hill lock-jaws anymore. Does Kerry have the courage to push for a tax cut? Would he stand up for the rights of the unborn? No, today his courage does not extend beyond the CNN or NPR microphone.
Then again, I think I will just mark my ballot for the guy from Texas. All George W. Bush has done is make America safe against terrorist threats like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. President Clinton, could have done more but he was busy instituting his own intern program. At least we can all agree, dignity has been restored to the White House. John Kerry certainly did not comment on the many Clinton scandals. He had the constitutional right to do that as well, but he must have drunk a glass of shut up juice during the Clinton years. I think he left the rest of his courage in Vietnam. Taking a cheap shot at the commander-and-chief is not heroic.