July 18, 2004

Be Prepared

The preparations are already underway for what to think about a Kerry presidency, once it has been accomplished. I think that’s great.

I this particular example, we see Kerry described as Carter. Once Kerry is in office, his strong support will evaporate and he will be under attack from different sides of the party.

Actually, I agree. This is what will happen. It ought to happen that way. There will probably be a “honeymoon” period, and then, in with the Democratic criticism. And, I daresay, that’s what ought to have happened with Dubya. But criticism on the right came far to late to be of any real use.

How will Kerry handle the criticism? Will the party splinter? Kerry is not a governor. He doesn’t think he’s a CEO. He’s been part of a deliberative body that exists to manage opposition and still come out with a resolution. He’s got more experience in a contentious environment (rather than an anointed one) than Dubya did, and probably more than Carter did when he took office.

Bring it on, I say.

Posted by James at July 18, 2004 9:29 PM
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I'll never be crazy about Kerry, but so far he seems to have a knack for campaigning. And unlike Gore, he's had a chance to see a Bush campaign in action. I think he is ready for anything, which is good, because he's going to be pelted with everything.

Posted by: Julie at July 19, 2004 12:40 PM

Yep, he'll be left picking up the pieces from the shit bomb that was the Bush/Cheney administration.

And, of course, we'll all want him to fix everything right away. Lucky man.

Not a job I'd want in a million years.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 19, 2004 3:00 PM

I wouldn't mind if he fixed everything right away, but my standards are lower than they once will. I'll be happy if he can just keep things from getting any worse.

Posted by: Julie at July 19, 2004 3:08 PM

Than they once *were*. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Julie at July 19, 2004 3:09 PM

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