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The Real John Kerry

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Soxblog notes that most people still don’t know the real John Kerry. Too true. Indeed, one wonders if Teresa knows the real John Kerry.

Most Americans still don’t know much about John Kerry. The problem for the Kerry campaign is the more they see, the less they like. Well, they’re going to see a full 90 minutes worth on Thursday night. They’ll see brows more furrowed than they’ve ever imagined possible. They’ll see so many obsequious smiles and so much haughty arrogance that they’ll think, — Yes, I heard he was French.” They’ll picture this guy returning into their living rooms every night for four years and offer a resounding — Ech!!”

Spot on. I was noting this the other day in conversation, which is that Kerry has no doubt been coached by his handlers to tone it down, to appear folksy, to talk about beer, something, anything that will connect with the commoners.

I don’t think he can. Like Gore he thinks himself above the rest of us, and born to tell the rest of us what to do. Like Gore, he thinks Bush is a rube, and cannot believe he’s gotten this far. It upsets the natural order. I mean, after all, Kerry is smarter, better bred, more sophisticated, more nuanced, more deserving, more everything when it comes right down to it.

Which is why Kerry will not be able to help himself. He may not sigh in frustration like Gore, but he will condescend. He will drone on and on and on and on and on and on and on. I’m tired just typing it.

Kerry cannot help but be arrogant, aloof, haughty, and project entitlement. He is a thoroughly disagreeable fellow, and the fact that he will no doubt spend most of his time carping on this, that, or the other thing that Bush has done wrong will only help enforce his image as an effete pollyanna.

On other words, the more you know Kerry, the less you like him.

Well, he’ll always have Paris.

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Written by martinipundit

September 28, 2004 at 8:40 pm

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