This man was close to being our President

John Kerry supporting the troops, not the war:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Audio on Hot Air.

In Dem stars rally in area for Angelides: Candidate touts his education reforms, the Whittier Daily News reports that the reaction to his comments was a

mixture of laughter and gasps.

Kerry was campaigning for California gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides at Pasadena City College. Why anyone would let Kerry speak at one of their rallies is beyond me. (via Wizbang)

UPDATE: Actually, now that I think about it, I would guess that the education level in the US military is really quite high. I realize that standards have been lowered slightly of late, but all in all the number of degreed military personnel (if that’s how one would like to define “well-educated”) would probably surprise most people.

UPDATE 2: I hadn’t thought of this, but an update at Hot Air notes that Kerry had completed college (Yale, no less) and then joined the Navy. He is just so clueless it boggles the mind.


  1. The fact that he’s not in jail is one of the most fundamental reasons that our country is better than just about every other country out there.

  2. The fact that we didn’t elect him indicates that we are better than our Western European ‘allies’ who so loved him. It doesn’t say much for Mass. voters that he continues to represent them.

  3. I’m still surprised that people support this cretin. You’ve only to look at his actions as a youth to see his intent to get into politics in a big way. Starting with his early attempts to emulate JFK’s PT109 moment, his immediate move to get in front of the anti-war movement to get face time. It’s a long, disgusting string of cynical, real politik decisions from a creature that only wanted to be a ruler, not a doer. Fortunately, for the nation, his own hubris has prevented him from reaching ultimate power. I know this must perplex him since he probably is shocked that all others do not recognise his innate superiority. Note: Watching the news as I type this. As predicted Kerry is attempting to aggressively counterattack anyone who takes exception to his quaint comments yesterday.

  4. The fact that we don’t prosecute traitors says something about us. It’s good to see liberals at least acknowleding that he is a traitor, though. I think that is progress.

  5. A Democratic congressman told ABC News Tuesday, ‘I guess Kerry wasn’t content blowing 2004, now he wants to blow 2006, too.’ Tom Delay called him ‘the gift that just keeps on giving’ last night on Fox News.