Kerry: stick a fork in him, I'm afraid he's done
John Kerry just can't get no respect these days. Even Michael Crowley of the New Republic tells him--and none-too-gently, either, that his time is up.
Not surprisingly, the peculiar offness, narcissism, and tone-deafness that Kerry exhibited during his Presidential campaign have followed him into his post-campaign campaign. He doesn't seem to understand that, according to polls quoted in the Crowley article, his popularity has dived precipitously.
As Crowley writes:
...while the political world hangs on every word from Hillary Clinton's mouth, and Joe Biden seems to be getting more airtime than Anderson Cooper, no one appears terribly interested in what John Kerry has to say anymore.
Anymore? Who ever was terribly interested in what John Kerry had to say? Yes, in the 2004 election campaign people were paying attention to his words in order to see whether he would succeed in countering their arch-enemy, Bush. But, listening to him for its own sake? I don't think so.
If, at the time, Kerry hadn't been the only game in town in a position to defeat Bush, he would have stirred up about as much interest as he has for most of his political life since the its high point, the 1971 Senate hearings on Vietnam--which is to say, none to speak of.