John Kerry has rewound the tape and is now repeating the same cheesy phrases he used in his failed 2004 presidential campaign. This time, he even has the guts to bring up religion.
A Roman Catholic who has struggled at times to talk about his own faith, Mr. Kerry also told the group that he believed “deeply in my faith” and that the Koran, the Torah, the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles had influenced a social conscience that he exercised in politics.
“I will tell you, nowhere in there, nowhere, not in one page, not in one phrase uttered and reported by the Lord Jesus Christ, can you find anything that suggests that there is a virtue in cutting children from Medicaid and taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich,” Mr. Kerry said.
A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, which skewered Mr. Kerry’s speeches relentlessly during 2004, responded with a verbal shrug yesterday.
“John Kerry deserves credit for continuing to take himself so seriously, despite the fact that no one else does,” said the spokeswoman, Tracey Schmitt.
Do the Democrats seriously believe it is in their best interest to trot out John and Tare-aye-sah once more in 2008? If so, the outcome is sure. Republicans will win.
Rev up your Swift Boats.