Max Jacobs points out that John Kerry is, statistically, to the left of Teddy Kennedy which begs the question, “[W]hat kind of party has the Democratic party become where Kerry is considered to be a relatively moderate candidate and electable?”

Well, Kerry might be liberal but he’s at least not insane. When was the last time, for example, he listed a number of states and then yelled, “Yeeeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

Although he really should stop posing for pictures like this:


I mean, I know he’s come back from the dead and all. . . .

Added to Duck Hunt #7

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  1. JW says:

    Yipe. . . your photos get scarier and scarier. I think you should do a post of the scariest picture you can get of each candidate and decide what sort of undead the resemble the most. I vote for that 3rd picture of Dean as Lord Strahd from Ravenloft. And this one of Kerry as a lich.

  2. Bob Hawkins says:

    Kerry was lieutenant governor to Michael Dukakis. How come no one ever mentions that he served under the tank commander? Would it be considered a vicious political dirty trick?

  3. bryan says:

    Is that really a correct use of “Begs the question”? I don’t think so. Kerry looks very Benny Hinn-ish in that photo.

  4. Does it really matter? The only reason why Kerry is considered viable is that most people don’t know anything about him yet…

    The only real threats to a Bush relections are
    1) complacency – too many people stay home because they feel the race is no contest
    2) Bush hacks off so much of his base they stay home. Most of them will not vote Democrat, but they may wonder why they should vote for one of the biggest spenders in modern times…

  5. dw says:

    In other news today, Wesley Clark said he needed to raise $8 million for his campaign or ‘God would call him home.’ In Nashua, Howard Dean cured a woman of her boils. And in Concord, an altar call by John Edwards won 8,000 souls to the Democratic Party; Edwards claimed that “Dubya, er, the Devil trembles when he hears the Good News!”