DATE: 2/11/2005 09:53:00 AM
Quote of the Day - Senator John Kerry at Terry McAuliffe's goodbye gala:
"This great party of ours doesn't need a makeover...This party is poised to win in the future."Man, Kerry really is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't he? Sort of a one-man blogger employment act.
If Kerry is honest in this belief, then it's obvious he's learned nothing from his election loss. Right after the election, I gave some advice to the Democrats. So far, they seem to be doing their best to remove themselves from the political mainstream - the party leaders are Howard Dean, Barbara Boxer, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. A regular slice of Americana, there.
Of course, what else could Kerry say? "Yes, I was a terrible candidate whose best hope of winning was that everyone hated Bush as much as I do?" That certainly would have been more honest. It will be interesting to see what Howard Dean says in his first speech as party chairman.
If you have a few minutes, read Byron York's story on the goodbye party to McAuliffe.