Two things prompted this missive. Of course Jonn’s post where I made a comment that said in part – Back in ’04 Kerry managed to bring disparate groups out of the woodwork to unify in condemning his Presidential run. And a reply to that comment from Nik – That’s a good sign, right? He can get people to work together who might not have otherwise.
I doubt you can find ANY MilBlog that is thrilled with the notion of Kerry as SECDEF, that isn’t what I’m trying to address here.
“Swiftboating” entered our vocabulary in ’04 following the Kerry Lied Rally in DC. The MSM used it as pejorative while some embraced the term.
Thing is that Kerry’s effort was stopped then.
The fact of Kerry’s ascension to public consideration for ANY office higher than those in Massachusetts keep re-electing him for could/would/should bring the old Kerry Lied crew back together.
Will this particular resurrection of Kerry be enough to stir up that which needs to be stirred up?
Aside: I am genuinely curious. That Kerry’s name even CAN be mentioned for a cabinet post has me befuddled. I do hope there is a bright side.