January 10, 2008

Is this a plus?

9:00 a.m. Kerry is endorsing Obama, further lending credence to the fact that there's no love lost between he and Edwards.

But seriously, I'm not sure a thumbs up from Kerry, who still bears the aura of defeat, is going to inspire too many voters.

I've never really understood why endorsements are so prominently reported and covetted and considered big triumphs when I don't see how they bring in any appreciable number of votes to speak of. (unless of course it's a group with many voting members, such as unions, etc. but even then, their numbers are usually a drop in the bucket in the scheme of things.)

This paragraph provided a partial explaination...
While congressional endorsements do not necessarily translate into votes from the rank-and-file, they do indicate how the Democratic establishment views the race. The fact that both Obama and Clinton are racking up high-level endorsements from lawmakers and unions indicates the fierce competitiveness of the battle for the nomination.


At 1/10/2008 3:08 PM, Anonymous Hill 4 Prez said...

Kerry, don't tase me dude!

Kerry, Please count all the votes.

Kerry, Please defend yourself from the swiftboaters!

At 1/10/2008 7:52 PM, Blogger nicodemus said...

John Kerry has no influence down there.

South Carolina has a lot of veterans and active military... none of whom in their right mind would have voted for John Kerry or whom he supports.

51% of South Carolinians are Black. John Kerry has no influence over the Black folks. Not very many Democrats down there in the Palmetto State. Fritz Hollings endorsement, now that would have meant something in SC. But Fritz is old school and he doesn't know Obama from a hill of beans.

When I read Bob Shrum's book, I was intrigued by the falling out between Kerry and Edwards. I wonder what that was all about?? Kerry said he wished he never picked Edwards. They were not close. Seems that the weasel Edwards was more driven by his own ambitions and not loyalty to Kerry, not an uncommon quality for a politician.

Remember when Edwards was picked for V.P and liberal bloggers naively thought it would help in the South and that Kerry & Edwards would carry the state of North Carolina. What a joke! The Democrats got their ass handed to them across the South. By the way, tell me please, if George W. Bush is such a terrible president and a rotten guy, why did he win by a 3 million vote plurality and carry all those states?? Nowadays, John Edwards is not even a contender in South Carolina primary. And come November of 08, it will still be a RED state.

At 1/11/2008 3:28 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

First, I couldn't disagree with your statement about vets and Kerry more.

Not all vets are dupes who fall for demonstrated lies and probably the most disgusting, blatantly dishonest attempt to smear a candidate in the past 50 years.

Kerry actually volunteered for service and served in combat.

Bush weaseled out of active duty by being George Sr.'s son, then had fun as taxpayers paid a million bucks to teach him to fly already outdated jets, then when the fun part was over, he simply skipped out.

Apparently South Carolina vets love this kind of person, but wouldn't "in their right mind" vote for a guy who saw combat?

Not buying that.

Now I don't find it hard to believe that the good 'ol cracker network down there don't cotton to Kerry. That's not a stretch.

Got to keep the negras down, don't ya know?

And what Bush are you thinking about? Did bush actually get a majority of the vote this last time around? I guess they say he did, though a little peek at the blatant vote fraud in Ohio and elsewhere and that "win" doesn't look so pretty.

And beyond that, I'm sure that about 70% of the people that did vote for him in '04 would be ashamed to even admit it today.

Historians will ponder for centuries how Americans could be so dumb and gullible and get it so magnificently wrong.

At 1/11/2008 4:39 PM, Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

What's Kerry's approval rating in Massachusetts?

I don't think Kerry has strong allegiances in the veteran community. I doubt he has enough sway to be significant.


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