Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

The life and times of an Asian American activist who tells all the truth (and dishes news and analysis) but with a leftwards slant.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Kerry bows out of 08

Well, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts finally bowed out of the 2008 presidential race. I don't know why it took him so long to see that he had no real grassroots support for this one - perhaps he was blinded by the $13 million that he had left over from 2004 that he didn't fully use in trying to win. I could have told him that he had no chance even before his senior Bay State Senator teddy Kennedy told him he'd go with someone else if JFK didn't make up his mind already.

I could have told him that the days after wrapping up the 04 election, when we found out he still had that 13 million sitting in reserve. What I saw during the campaign wasn't true fervor about him as a candidate, it was mostly generated by genuine fear of another four years of Bush. This presidential cycle, we need someone with genuine appeal, and a genuine base.

It is time for new ideas and fresh faces - Al Gore has responsibly realized that, and has respectfully ceded that territory to new people who can use the Gladiator-like terrain to hopefully hatch new policies, new directions for our country.



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