Nixon Kerry. Now More Than Ever.


Michael Young has scoped out below the oddness of John Kerry's latest declamation on U.S. troop presence in Iraq. Jeez, it seems like only a couple of months back, the Bay State Blowhard was talking about sending more troops to Iraq.

And here's something else to consider: On yesterday's edition of This Week, Kerry pledged to cut troops in Iraq over the next four years, adding that he had some sort of super-bargaining chip up his sleeve. When asked if he wasn't channeling Nixon, the banter went something like this:

Reminded that he sounded like Richard M. Nixon, who campaigned in 1968 by saying he had a secret plan to end the war in Vietnam, Kerry responded: "I don't care what it sounds like. The fact is that I'm not going to negotiate in public today without the presidency, without the power."

Whole story here. Kerry's plan doubtless involves the unnamed leaders of foreign countries that are pulling for him to win.

I'm no fan of Bush, but Kerry is kreeping me out more and more with every passing day. Even more than Nixon, he's becoming a bit too reminiscent of another presidential ghost of '68, George "Do You Want a Rinse and a Set with that Brainwash?" Romney.