What do you want, anyway? A signed note from God?
— The Hill (@thehill) August 15, 2015
Via MelissaTweets. Now, admittedly, Kerry said ‘Not right now.’ But he also said that he would be maybe someday, which is an exceedingly odd attitude for a 71 year old to take. Then again, he may have – and this is the interpretation that I like – simply decided that this would be the fastest way to shut up Andrea Mitchell, who was the one who asked John Kerry the question about whether he’d run in the first place.
But that’s all unimportant. What’s important is that the Democratic wing of the Beltway ‘elite’ is getting increasingly desperate to find somebody, anybody who isn’t Hillary Rodham Clinton. And they never expected to be in this situation with such a frightening-to-them lack of viable, interesting, and reasonably young alternatives at hand. Which is (and I will keep banging away at this point, until it sticks) why it was still so incredibly smart of the Republican grassroots to come out in 2010 and 2014. Doing so paid for itself in the states, several times over. There’s something to be said for strategically blighting liberal and progressive political careers…