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  •  I like Kerry. (8+ / 0-)

    He was an excellent candidate in 2004 and should have won. He was unfairly maligned for running a terrible campaign, which he did not despite a few costly missteps, and being stiff and off-putting which he was not. He would have made a good president.

    But it is time to stop with the nostalgia and wistful desire for a do-over. I know this is not a popular thing to say with the crowd that wants to believe that the job of U.S. President is NOT a highly stressful and aging one, with enormous consequences for every decision but — just like Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren. and Joe Biden — Kerry is too old to be an appropriate candidate now.

    Could we PLEASE have some vision and imagination and look to the future?

    Thank you.

    (I should add that the Kerry campaign was my entry into politics and I worked my ass off for him from the very early days of the primary. He was my first choice. I was never a Deaniac.  But the past is the past.)

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

    by anastasia p on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 05:59:55 PM PDT

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