Senator Kerry is considering another run for President.
As reported in the Boston Globe today:
“Kerry has indicated that he will announce his intentions by the end of January, in keeping with his publicly stated intention to do so “shortly after the turn of the year.” His aides have drafted a “John Kerry for President ’08” financial plan that will restart his fund-raising efforts with a series of house parties organized by activists around the country — if he decides to pursue the presidency again.”
There are many reasons I could offer why John Kerry should not run for President. We have heard them all many times over. We know the Presidential field is crowded and Senator Kerry is down in the polls.
But that is not important.
We know that the Swift-Boaters will be out once again with their desparate Richard Nixon and Lee Atwater tactics ablaze.
But Senator Kerry has faced fiercer foes in the jungles of Vietnam and stood the test.
We know that there are those who will be able to twist the distinguished Senatorial record of John Kerry to suggest he has voted in different directions at different times.
But Senator Kerry has a long and distinguished record of service to our nation in the United States Senate.
And we know that the political hacks will resume personal attacks on him, his wife, and his family.
And for that we cannot control and we would understand if Senator John Kerry placed family over politics, but I believe that the courage to face these operatives is not confined just to Mr. Kerry but also is something shared by all of the Kerry family including Teresa Heinz Kerry who has shown incredible personal strength throughout her own distinguished career. For that we are all thankful.
So once again we must ask Senator Kerry to serve his nation not to send men to die for a mistake, but to lead America in the reparative process of healing that nation that has moved off its historic course and has once again succumbed to those who would involve our nation in a war on foreign soil where young American men and women are once more dying for contrived political devices and lies.
Senator Kerry, there is nobody in the Democratic field of candidates who offers us your wisdom, your experience, and your dogged determination to bring America home again. Home to values we appeared to have tossed overboard. Reason that has been dispensed with. And Care for the Constitution that appears to have been completely devalued.
It is time to replace this Katrina Administration with a Kerry Administration that can lead this nation back onto the path of world leadership instead of world bully.
And all of that needs you Senator Kerry! The road to the White House will not be an easy one. But the race is underway and you have some catching-up to do. Your time is now.
So please, “Run John, Run!”