Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Kerry: the next LBJ?

Beldar has a fascinating essay to answer the questions of the center left voters (not too many Cold War democrats left in the party, though). Here's the money quote:

If John Kerry keeps his promises to "fight for this country" — if he keeps his promise not to cut and run in Iraq, for instance — then he's going to seriously piss off, indeed to completely alienate, somewhere between a quarter and half of the people who've voted for him, and probably a much larger percentage of his intelligensia, fundraisers, and activists. If we're not out of Iraq come next July, there's going to be a boom market in "Dean '08" bumper stickers. Because just like you're working on the assumption that when elected, Kerry will indeed take the fight to the enemy, they're working on the assumption that when elected, Kerry's going to get us out of the "wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time." You and the moonbats can't both be right about what Kerry will do. Can we agree on that much, surely? Can we agree that the straddle that might succeed in getting Kerry into the White House can't last once he's there?

Great points. I'm going to start making bracelets that say WWKD (what would kerry do). Will he follow his uber-liberal roots and base to cut and run and only act with UN approval or will he shift more center of the road to fight the war on terror which could effectively kill his chances to run for re-election? You undecideds out there; this is an important question.

And remember the first rule of politics is "Once elected, get re-elected."

And after the WWKD bracelets, I'm sure I can get some of those oh-so fashionable "Kerry is my homeboy" t-shirts printed as well. I smell a fortune!