I realize in the shock and grief over John Kerry’s announcement yesterday, most of us can’t really think about where to go or whom to support for ’08 on the Democratic side. And though I’ve always referred to myself as a Kerrycrat more than a Democrat, I am wondering who we, as a community, feel we should line up behind.
Pamela cautions that we shouldn’t be too hasty to bash those in the race, and though I’m with Donnie and guilty of having done just that, I think she’s ultimately right. John Kerry wouldn’t want us turning on the party (even though it’s tempting for those of who see its abandonment of him as being the cause for his decision not to run).
And I just can’t get past the irony of the party and many of its candidates who pushed/begged/pleaded with Kerry not to get in the race, suddenly are congratulating him and sucking up to him in hopes of a 3 million + John Kerry community endorsement and all the $$$ that goes with it.
Talk about having the last laugh. Kerry is more of sought-after rainmaker today than he ever was.
Anyway, just some questions to knock around today. Do we wait to see who Kerry ultimately endorses in the primaries? Do we go with Edwards since he was Kerry’s man in ’04? Is Hillary too far out in front to not bother opposing? Is Obama too green? Does Joe Biden’s hair really look like that?
Let the debates begin. As silly as it sounds, I’m sure our community is being watched closely to see who former Kerry supporters align with. Think of it as us being back in the driver’s seat again.