Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Political: John Kerry's Future?

Two more post-election stories for you today. First, the Washington Post had this story yesterday about John Kerry's future plans. Sadly, he's not going to take the hint like Al Gore and fade into the background (well, almost). On the contrary, he actually seems to think that he would have a chance at running again sometime in the future!
Kerry fueled talk about a 2008 bid during remarks at a Washington restaurant Saturday night. He provoked a thunderous reaction by reminding about 400 campaign aides and volunteers that Ronald Reagan twice sought the Republican nomination for president before winning it in 1980.

"Sometimes God tests you," Kerry told the crowd at H20, a restaurant on the Potomac waterfront, according to an aide. "I'm a fighter, and I've come back before."
"Sometimes God tests you." I almost feel sorry for the man, that he seriously thinks this is just a temporary setback that God is testing him with. Not that I don't believe in God, I do in fact. I also believe that the only reason Mr. Kerry did as well as he did was that he is NotBush. If he thinks he has a snowball's chance in you-know-where of making even a semi-successful bid in 2008, he's got a big helping of disillusionment pie coming up. He has spent his entire life building up to this, believing that he really would one day be President. He took his chance, and he couldn't pull it off. Now he thinks he still could do it. I really do almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

In other news, a whole lot of people got way too emotionally wrapped up in this election. So much so, in fact, that large numbers of Kerry supporters in Florida (and presumably elsewhwere) have been seeking psychological help.
"We're calling it 'post-election selection trauma' and we're working to develop a counseling program for it," said Rob Gordon, the Boca Raton-based executive director of the American Health Association.
Yes, that's right, Post-Election Selection Trauma. P.E.S.T. I can't think of a better way to describe most avid Kerry supporters.

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