Friday, February 09, 2007

Kerry to Spend Millions to Seem Like He's Trying to End War

According to Political Insider:

The word on Capitol Hill is that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is embarking on a major national campaign to end the Iraq war and has pledged to spend a considerable amount of his campaign war chest on the effort. On Sunday morning, Kerry will appear on This Week with George Stephanopoulos to kick off the campaign which seeks to have all American troops home within a year.

So how much money does Kerry have?

According to CNN, Kerry has a total of $7.4 million saved in his 2004 presidential primary account and his Senate campaign account. He also has $5 million saved away in a special account reserved for legal and accounting costs related to his 2004 general election campaign. However, federal law "is not clear as to how much of this amount could be used for a future bid for federal office, or in what capacity the funds could be spent."

A question: what exactly does Kerry expect to do with this money, to end the war? Bush is President. He will be the President until January, 2009. Does Kerry really think it's possible to win a two-thirds majority in both Houses to cut off funds for troops in the field?

Even Kerry is not that stupid.

The only point to this is to make the fringe love him more - presumably to ensure their support when he runs for President in 2012. But marginalizing yourself politically is a strange way to get elected.

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