Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:16 AM
MBS (4,827 posts)
decent article about Sen Kerry in WaPo
Decent, balanced treatment
photo that's published in hard copy is much better than the different (albeit more topical, relating to disabilities treaty) photo used in the web version: too bad
The link to the photo gallery, purporting to offer "five fast facts about John Kerry" is not recommended: the photos are mostly sub-par, the "facts" are superficial, at best. Definitely skip #4 and #5. Ridiculous.
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decent article about Sen Kerry in WaPo (Original post)
Response to MBS (Original post)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:11 AM
Mass (26,220 posts)
1. Not sure I see it as decent, may be half decent?
The same crap about being seen aloof by his Senate colleagues. The implication he is a loser (not VP for Gore, not President, not SoS in 2008), and of course, once again, the fact that he only rose in the Senate after Ted passed away.
Frankly, I do not think there is nothing new here, except the obvious, Democratic Senators would like to see one of them nominated (duh) and the rehashed same ideas on how the Senate sees Kerry.
I find particularly surprised that they present this as seen from Kerry's POV. He refused to be interviewed and there is no quote, even unsourced, from people close to him (staffers, friends).
I saw the gallery, and it is pure BS.
Response to Mass (Reply #1)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:14 PM
beachmom (15,238 posts)
2. Not all Democrats. "Some Democrats" are nervous:
As President Barack Obama's presumed nomination of Susan Rice for secretary of state continues to face controversy over the administration's handling of the consulate attack in Benghazi, there is growing concern among top Democrats that Obama may turn to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as his fallback choice.
Isn't Schumer's people tight with Sam Stein? Just sayin' ....
Response to beachmom (Reply #2)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:13 PM
wisteria (18,630 posts)
4. A nice editoral supporting Sen. Kerry.
" Running a viable presidential campaign for your party's nomination, as both Clinton and Kerry did, immediately puts a public figure in a special political class. Winning the Democratic nomination, as Kerry did, and then coming within 2.4 percentage points of besting President George W. Bush is an even more bankable achievement.
Kerry's national political career is just the tip of a vast iceberg-sized Washington career. Kerry began his 27 years in the Senate by convincing Washington graybeards to launch the Iran-Contra hearings. And, as a member and now-chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been at the center of American foreign policy ever since.
Rice served eight distinguished years as a National Security Council staffer and in the sub-cabinet of President Clinton. And Rice has been a star during her four years as UN ambassador. We'll take Obama's word that she would be good secretary of state.
But by any calculation, Kerry has the higher international profile and the broader range of hands-on experience. Why should America settle for second best?"
Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/148480-case-for-john-kerry/#ixzz2EEoGiTb1