John Kerry stuck his foot in his mouth yesterday:
"You know, education -- if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well.
"If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
When I first heard this, I thought: "there goes HIS 2008 Presidential campaign!"
Of course Republicans jumped all over him, calling for him to apologize to the troops. McCain said:
"Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country's call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education"
Kerry and his peeps say that this was a botched joke, an attempt to state that not doing your homework you end up with what we have in Iraq.
I felt that this was a big problem for the Democrats, one that we didn't need this close to the election. BUT, after watching Kerry's press conference just a few minutes ago, I feel even better about our chances.
If you didn't see it, Kerry came out swinging and swinging hard! He attacked the WhiteHouse stating that THEY should apologize to the troops for getting them into the boodogle in Iraq. He called Bush's foreign policy a "Katrina foreign policy"
If Kerry had come out swinging against the Swift Boat ads in '04 like he did today, he would have WON!
more later, when my head is clearer....(NyQuil is a wonderous thing and LEGAL TOO!)