REPORT: John Kerry Mulls 2020 White House Bid

The New York Daily News reports:

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly considering a presidential run in 2020. Kerry met with Hussein Agha, an ally of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in London where he touted the idea when discussing the Middle East’s peace process, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday citing Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv.

Kerry, 74, when asked about his age, said he wasn’t much older than Trump and wouldn’t have a problem. In 2004, he ran for president as the Democratic nominee but lost to President George W. Bush, earning his second term, in the election.

In the meeting, Kerry suggested Abbas should “hold on and be strong” because Trump won’t be in the White House much longer. Kerry even used “derogatory terms” to describe Trump and said Abbas should personally attack the President rather than the U.S., according to the report.

  • friendlynerd

    Oh god, really? Pass.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    No more Boomers.

    • Refugay

      Ramen.

    • Mark

      I’m an aging boomer and I agree.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        No offense to any of my Boomer friends. I have many. I just think it’s time for them to let others run things.

        They haven’t done so well in the last few years.

        • Joseph Miceli

          I’m technically a booker and I agree. They’ve really fucked the world up.

      • Octoberfurst

        Same here!

    • Gustav2

      He is two years too old to even be a Boomer.

      • JCF

        As is Joe Biden (by 4 years).

  • DreadPikathulhu

    PLEASE NO. As one himself, all I’m asking is no more old white guys.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    No. Just no.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Great minds! 🙂

  • Rebecca Gardner

    No! Just NO!

    • elvigy

      Not just no, HELL NO! Nothing against him personally, but come on! He already lost once and we really need to start getting some fresh blood.

      • Michael

        If Trump hasn’t been impeached/resigned by 2020 and chooses to run for a second term, I don’t think that fresh blood will rise to the top. Biden, I suspect, will likely be a lock for the nomination in such a scenario.

        I hope that Trump is gone by then because I don’t think that the Democratic party can heal and progress without young[er] blood and/or women at the helm.

        • Uncle Mark

          I suspect that those Democrats instrumental in helping to bring down the Trump regime will be the most likely to win the nominations. Don’t just blithely throw your hat in the ring; earn your place in it !!

          • Michael

            If politicians earned their positions, this country would work on a much higher level than it currently does. I hope they take your advice.

        • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

          I agree, at this point only Biden has the experience and the wide respect needed to drag the office of the Presidency out of the shithole in which it currently wallows.

          • Silver_Witch

            If only Biden weren’t an old white guy with a propensity for fondling women.

      • Todd20036

        seriously He isn’t exactly going to reinvigorate the masses.

      • Susan Stange

        I agree no, but he did not lose once, the GOP threw the election, and he lost Ohio due to Electronic Voter Machine tampering. Regardless, no. He did a decent job as the Sec of State, but it’s time to retire and count Teresa Hines money.

    • leo77

      Please, let’s find some fresh blood. The Dems can’t be the party of 70 year old lifetime politicians.

      • In the postwar era, Democrats have ONLY ever won with the fresh candidate. Kennedy. Carter. Clinton. Obama. Republicans SOMETIMES win with the “It’s my turn” candidate (the runner up from the last time) like Reagan, but not usually. (McCain, Romney, etc. all lost.)

        We need someone new. Articulate. Energetic. Young. In other words, someone who is the opposite of Trump.

        • Joseph Miceli

          …whose name rhymes with “Kamela!”

    • Octoberfurst

      No way in Hell do I want “Lurch” as our candidate in 2020! He has all the personality of a potted plant and is a corporate Democrat. He will have zero appeal to the Democratic base—especially the young people. We need someone younger with fresh ideas. If the DNC is dumb enough to try to push him as our candidate then it will be obvious to me that they want to lose!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        But his bubble says, oh yes it’s your time…excellent idea…here’s a check.

      • Not in my

        Yeah. Bernie or Bust. Let’s attack democrats who spoke to a bank once. That worked out so well last time.

        Btw… Bernie still hasn’t released his taxes and his wife won’t say just how much she’s made from his corrupt votes in Sierra Blanca.

        • AC

          and, of course, still not a democrat

        • Octoberfurst

          If you think that Kerry would be a great candidate for 2020 then I truly must question your judgment. Gee maybe he would pick Harry Reid as his running mate! Now that would be an exciting ticket huh? I’m sure the Dems would win in a landslide! ~snark~

      • Bonobo

        Maybe Justin Trudeau has some time?

      • northern_neighbour

        ‘But but but … he’s a billionaire. Only those from the Billionaire Class are eligible …’ snark/.

        Gore, Kerry, Hillary … they’ll all shoulda won, but got hoodwinked by a broken and corrupted electoral system.

        The SYSTEM is GAMED, and has been for a long time. If history is supposed to arc towards justice and freedom, then elections should not cost billions of dollars. The U.S. Constitution needs a make-over for one thing, in ways that would permit and safeguard meaningful democracy for the foreseeable future.

        For the most part a young, (and young thinking outside the current ideologic box) individual) is needed to come forward and sweep the national imagination …. the way Obama did.

        Sanders behaved and campaigned like he was that young firebrand and came rather close, … still working to get change from within … but even he … is approaching that long in the tooth time … of uncertain health prospect. And a system that would pass power to a Pence or a Ryan or Tillerson when the actual President fails or dies has to be nuts. There should be a 4 month caretaker arrangement while a new extraordinary national election for Chief executive takes place.

        The caretaker, perhaps called IMPERIUM of the US should be a politically independent person, perhaps appointed from the ACLU or from the American Bar Association, and not actually running as a candidate. Should be connected with jurisprudence/justice but not a politician. I don’t wish to say from SCOTUS because that body is unfortunately very POLITICAL coming as it does from powerful ideologues known as presidents. Unfortunately SCOTUS has feet of clay, for that reason.

    • Ditto on NO!
      Recycling is good for plastic, aluminum, and paper. Recycling is not good for politicians.

    • Nic Peterson

      Say it loud! NO!

  • bkmn

    The GOP smear machine is already warming up.

  • Palmer

    Nope, nope, nope, all sorts of nope!

  • Refugay

    Oh hell no.

  • Natty Enquirer

    New blood, PLEASE.

  • GayOldLady

    You’ve been there and done that at least 2 times. We tried to push you over the finish line against Bush 2 and you just couldn’t muster enough charisma to pull it off. You’re too old and it’s time for you to retire or to become a Senior Statesman by advising young aspiring Democratic women and men in their candidacies.

  • another_steve

    Oh please. I said it then and I’ll say it now:

    John Kerry reminds me of the mortician who buried my mother.

    • GayOldLady

      Half of the Dems & Repubs in both houses look like they’re two steps away from the slab. Kerry is no excepton. I’m old too, but I’m not arrogant enough to believe I have anything left to offer the world except some occasional sage advice and a few wisecracks.

      • another_steve

        Age alone is not disqualifying imo. But a candidate has to appeal to the young ones. The under-40s.

        John Kerry, may he live and be well, does not.

        • GayOldLady

          Age alone is a disqualifying factor for the very young and it should be for the very old when it comes to being POTUS, the most important job in the world. Kerry is as finished as I am. In his heart he knows it and so does everyone else in his age group.

          • another_steve

            You and I need to get together over cocktails, GayOldLady.

            You are without doubt one of the smartest, most perceptive commenters on this blog. I would vote for you for any position, in a heartbeat.

            Age alone is not the determining factor.

          • GayOldLady

            I would love to have a drink with you, make mine a Bloody Mary. I can hear us now “No, it shouldn’t”, “Yes, it should”.

            🙂

          • another_steve

            Lol. For you, dear one, I’d make Bloody Marys. 😉

            Personally, I don’t do vodka.

            Have told this story before on JMG. Apologies to anyone who’s already read it:

            So I’m 19 years old, newly out and seated in a bar in Greenwich Village NYC. 1972. I was very pretty back then. This older gentleman (“older” = 30 or so) is sending vodka shots my way and smiling at me.

            One-half hour later, my friends are literally carrying me off the sidewalk into the car. The police were already on the scene and it was only through the smooth-talking of one of my friends that I was not incarcerated that night.

            Moral of the story: To this day, I still don’t touch vodka. 😉

          • GayOldLady

            I love that story. Reminds me of the first time I smoked pot. I ended up in the ocean in Panama City Beach, FL in the middle of the night trying to swim away from whatever it was I thought was after me. I suppose I was going to swim to Mexico or Cuba. It took me two days to get my head on right. I found out later the pot was laced with something that caused me to have delusions. It made me more careful about sourcing, if you know what I mean. 🙂

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            Amazing that we’ve survived to where we are today…isn’t it? 😉

          • GayOldLady

            Totally amazing!

          • prixator

            Oh, wow! The same thing happened to me when I took a solo vacation to Acapulco. Someone I met there who was also a tourist arranged to buy some pot and I got so wasted and paranoid after smoking just a bit of it that, the soonest I was able to after a terrible night, I booked a flight home to Toronto. I just had to get home.

            I was on a cheapy getaway booked by a travel agent I knew, so I couldn’t change my original return flight (which I think was just the next day); I had to pay full fare to Aeromexico, since they were the only ones with a flight to Toronto that day.

            I had some other strange experiences there and I think it was only a one week vacation! Never been back to Mexico.

          • AC

            how about older men?

          • Joseph Miceli

            No, you and I need to get together and have some French 75’s. Mine taste like fizzy lemon juice…right until I put you to bed on the couch after you attempt the “Dance of the Seven Veils.” Those things are deceptively strong.

          • picalane

            Bernie Sanders appealed to the very young.

          • GayOldLady

            It’s not about appealing, it’s about the capacity to do the job physically and mentally and the likelihood that your physical and cognitive condition is going to remain stable enough to serve the country that elected you. I’m a bit younger than Bernie and a bit older than Hillary and I can tell you unequivocally that Bernie or Hillary are much more likely to fall ill, experience cognitive issues and to not make it through a term than a Candidate Kamala Harris or a candidate Corey Booker. Bernie, Hillary, Kerry and Biden are all too old to run for POTUS again.

          • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

            NO on Corey Booker. He is deep in the pocket of big Pharma (NJ’s biggest industry).

          • another_steve

            He’s got baggage for sure. Were he to be a candidate for the presidency, a lot of it would surface.

      • prixator

        That’s much more than the current occupant offers.

    • Cackalaquiano

      He’s about the least inspiring person we could come up with.

      • another_steve

        When he ran for President, I listened to all the debates.

        I found myself gnawing off my fingers as a result of his performance during them.

        • Cackalaquiano

          That was supposed to be a ridiculously easy win for Democrats too.

          • The_Wretched

            I wasn’t a happy camper in that election either. the media went along with “both sides” on the swiftboating of Kerry. I don’t care if he spent most of his time shooting pictures, he made it across the ocean. Bush was literally AWOL and coked/drunk for the same time period.

          • Uncle Mark

            I was furious that the DNC “swiftboated” Howard Dean first over his cheer/yell. Then suddenly Kerry “adopted” many of Dean’s policies for a time. He’s always just stuck me as the counterpart to Mitt Romney. They’re both smart, but disconnected from their voters, exciting as a can o’beets, and willing to say anything to win.

            That being said, I was livid that Kerry didn’t do more to stand up for himself, while pointing out Bush’s drunken AWOL

          • Eduardo Leão

            Not, it wasn’t. Bush approvals were above 60%, economy was going great and there was support for the Iraq War.

          • Cackalaquiano

            Hmmmm… I don’t really remember it that way. People were already sick of the war we were promised would be quick and easy, and lots of folks in my conservative southern circles were just done with Bush. But alas, he won, so my impressions weren’t right.

          • Eduardo Leão

            No, they weren’t. The Iraq War had just started, which huge public support. They didn’t want to remove the incumbent. 2006 was a different story.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      he reminds me of Herman’s boss, Mr. Gateman.

  • Lazycrockett

    Cecile Richards is stepping down from PP?!?!?!?

    • Chuck in NYC

      To run for president? 🙂

      • Gustav2

        At least she is only 60.

  • Tawreos

    Great we can just add some gray and some more wrinkles to the wooden cutout that ran in 2004

  • Lazycrockett

    Too damn old.

    Pete!!

    • JCF

      Pete’s gotta find a way into statewide office (OR, if…WHEN a Dem is elected in 2020, he’s put into the Cabinet).

      His time will come.

  • safari
  • j.martindale

    Take the word of a Boomer: retirement age is no time to start new employment.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Sir, age won’t help you in this generation, I fret. And I say this, painfully, as a Dem supporter (I say ‘supporter’ because I cannot vote.)

  • Cackalaquiano

    Goddammit Democrats! Come on!

  • JWC

    I think we have had enuff old white dudes in the WH and government in general

  • Gustav2

    Stop, just stop older Boomers.

    • GayOldLady

      I totally agree and I’m in that age group. We’re basically washed up and our contributions should be those that offer our wisdom and insight to younger people. We still belong in the bleachers, but we belong way up in the cheap seats watching the younger people change the world for the better and cheering them on.

      • Gustav2

        I’m 62 and a Boomer done with the elder Boomers in office.

        • GayOldLady

          I’m in my 70’s and I’m done with elder Boomers too as far as POTUS is concerned.

          • Gustav2

            OT, but you will get this:

            The Hubby leaves the key fob for the car in whatever coat he was wearing, thinking it will be there for the next day. The weather has been so changeable, he has worn a down parka, a raincoat/stadium coat, a nylon windbreaker and a corduroy lined in pile jacket the past week. So every morning I have heard,

            “Honey, which coat did I wear yesterday?”

          • GayOldLady

            Sounds familiar. My memory is still pretty good. I regularly take cognitive skill tests on the internet to test myself, but I have to admit I have lost a few steps and I notice it most when blogging. I forget how to spell words and my punctuation is for shit. Still, I’m a voracious reader and a political gym rat and I’m hoping that keeps my brain keen for as long as I need it.

          • Gustav2

            😉

    • Gustav2

      Shit, he is 2 years too old to be a Boomer!

      • j.martindale

        Yeah, he is actually part of the “Silent Generation.”

    • JCF

      What’s the cut-off?

      Birth year:

      Elizabeth Warren: 1949
      Sherrod Brown: 1952
      Tim Kaine: 1958
      Deval Patrick: 1956
      Mark Warner: 1954
      Kamala Harris (yeah, she’s a Boomer too!): 1964

      • Gustav2

        I actually think Sen Warren is pushing it. Add the 8 years of a two term.

  • justmeeeee

    Noooooo.

  • andrew

    I think Kerry is a good man who had a great career but at 77 in 2020, he is too old. We need younger leaders . You had your turn at bat John and you struck out.

    • AltheaTheCat

      I would love to see a contest of which first lady (Teresa or Milania) is more likable.

      • AC

        It would be a tie at least likable of all time for both of them. Tie could be broken by nation of origin, and since Teresa is from one of the shitholes….

  • RainbowPhoenix

    He probably won’t have my vote in the primary, but if it gets the fascist out of the White House I’ll do what I must.

  • The_Wretched

    No and go away. As much as I want Trump gone, I’m far from convinced that Olde Whitey Guyes are the way to do it.

  • Chuck in NYC

    Mull it, Kerry — just don’t drink it.

  • MBear

    Oh please… no

  • Denis
    • Tawreos

      Too lifelike for Kerry

  • PlutoAnimus

    Old people are incompetent.

    Oops, did I say that out loud?

    I meant to say, No more boomers.

    We liberals have dog whistles, too, you know. Cries for ‘new blood’ sound so innocent.

    • The_Wretched

      It’s not ageist to want a president who isn’t actuarially likely to die in office.

      And you’re a ‘we liberal”?

      • GayOldLady

        I agree.

  • Tawreos

    Great plan, then the next election becomes which old white guy dies first. Not a game I want to be playing.

  • Uncle Mark

    While I’m sure Kerry is a good & smart man, he couldn’t even connect with his own generation in mustering any excitement…let alone the younger generations !! He certainly will have a lot less energy in 2020 than he did in 2004, and more detached from most voters than ever. Please put your efforts into supporting the next viable Democratic candidate, ‘cuz you ain’t it.

  • NZArtist

    Is there *any* way Justin Trudeau can run both countries?

    • The_Wretched

      YES!

      Trump declairs war or invades Canada. We depose Trump and surrender to Canada. Boom. Lots better for the US.

      • Octoberfurst

        I would lead the rally to surrender to Canada. Hell I’d even be a Fifth columnist for them.

    • Cuberly Deux

      The Great Canadian Kindness Invasion of 2018.

      Hey I’d be up for it eh.

    • Not in my

      No. You can’t have him.

      • Elliott

        Please?

      • TCinBerkeley

        60 Canada/40 US?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    How about a no, thanks anyhow.

    Someone just over half your age…

  • safari
    • The_Wretched

      Is it up to them and is she being scapegoated or was she there a while?

      • safari

        Lou Anna has been at MSU, no joke, for almost 50 years. I believe she started as a student and worked her way up to provost. When our last president left, she was guided into the president’s chair.

        • GayOldLady

          And she knew about the accusations. It was her job to investigate and to fire the monster, but she didn’t for whatever reason and that alone is enough reason to fire her.

          • safari

            Her claim is that she delegated the response and didn’t know the details. We do have a Title IX office… but it cleared him a few years ago.

          • The_Wretched

            That sounds way too excusey. It’s her job to watch out for problems like him and get them solved, not hush them up.

          • GayOldLady

            I’m sure she’s a fine woman in most ways, but she delegated something when she should have been hands on. I can understand pushing it through the bureaucracy the first time you heard the complaint, but why didn’t she intervene when other claims and rumors surfaced? How about the BOD? How much influence did they and have they wielded in this matter? This is going to get ugly and MSU is going to pay a heavy price for failing so many girls and young women.

          • safari

            Oh, I agree it is going to get messy. This is the same university system that told a HS acquaintance of mine that she was in part responsible for her drugged-raping because she underage drank. The University has been subject to numerous investigations over its handling of sexual abuse over the years.

        • The_Wretched

          Yes, I fully agree then. there is no way she wasn’t fielding reporting and inquiries.

      • GayOldLady

        She was there throughout the Doctors tenure.

    • safari

      I actually like Lou Anna. She’s just terrible at handling sexual harassment and abuse on campus.

      • JCF

        “The Buck Stops Here”: she may be a very nice person…but she’s gotta go. Accountability.

    • GayOldLady

      She should resign along with the Board.

    • Treant

      I was unaware that the Legislature had that much right to interfere with a public university.

      • safari

        They don’t. It’s up to the board, but it’s an election cycle, so everyone is politicking.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Good! Also, the cops that dismissed the rape report, and instead believed Nassar, in 2004 should be fired next.

    • safari

      I should note that 2 of 8 board members are also asking for a resignation at the moment.

      • safari

        MSU’s faculty council is also asking its membership to hold a vote of no confidence this weekend.

      • safari

        Last month the same board offered her a $150,000 raise.

    • William

      How many will go on trial? Somebody had to know.

  • Vinnie NYC

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO Not AGAIN !!!

  • Treant

    I really think we need somebody who did not already run and manage to lose against a chimp. Kthxbai.

  • Mike C

    Pass.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Will Michael Dukakis or Joe Lieberman be his running mate?

    • Reality.Bites

      Make it Olympia and I am SO in.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    Yay! Just what we need more of, the governemt run by old white men, the most persecuted, misunderstood and marginalized group in our socienty. I can not wait to see what changes he brings. sarcasm

    • Gustav2

      Very rich old white man…

  • PickyPecker
  • metrored

    We have a psycho republican president. LGBT rights are in grave danger. Will & Grace is back on TV! Why wouldn’t John Kerry think about running for president? We’ve clearly gone back in time.

  • Uncle Mark

    Let’s nominate those Democrats that are instrumental in bringing down the Trump regime. That’ll give Kerry something to do to prove that he is worthy…or at least help with the process

  • Gustav2

    OK, from the official JMG comments section poll:

    IT IS A BIG HELL NO!

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      I’ll bet the people at Brietbart think it’s an awesome idea.

      • Gustav2

        When the eldergays say no, Breitbart will love it.

    • Reality.Bites

      I just got here. Add me to that Hell No list

  • Eduardo Leão

    I’d vote for him.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Sure, but very few others would.

  • Jmdintpa

    Ummmm NOOOOO …. HELLLLL NOOOO … we appreciate it but NOOOOO

  • HZ81

    Um, bullshit. Don’t buy it.

    On edit: Wanted to point out, Kerry would have made an excellent POTUS over GWB. He wasn’t my #1 choice, but I didn’t shit my pants and play “rigged” because my guy lost. I thought more of my friends, family and neighbors.

    Now, please continue with your regularly scheduled OMG.

  • AtticusP

    Just what we need right now: the Adlai Stevenson of the 21st century.

    No thanks.

  • Hank

    It is amazing, that there is not a SINGLE member of JMG, that wants him to run!!!
    We need “younger” blood, along the lines of Obama!

    • Reality.Bites

      Well I’m sure Bill Perdue would have supported him. /s

      • fuow

        Yup, Bill had some pretty insightful and quite unpleasant things to say about him, even pre-face-lift.

    • pch1013

      Devil’s advocate here: not all boomers are bad, and not all post-boomers are good. Cases in point: Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Tom Cotton, Stephen Miller, Michele Bachmann, Marco Rubio – need i go on?

  • ian

    He is free to throw his hat in the ring if he wishes, but I won’t vote for him in the primaries. I think he’ll soon discover he has little support from either the DNC or the base and will not run. He’s just floating the idea to see if he has any support at all. He’ll learn quickly he’d be wasting everybody’s time and effort and money to run.

  • drbrentzenobia

    Yawn

  • Ninja0980

    Sorry John, you had your chance and you lost.
    You don’t get a do over.
    Enjoy your retirement and let younger stars take over.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    What part of NEW Blood to these fuckers not get ?!?

    • canoebum

      I get it, but who do you suggest? And please, not Cory Booker. Tim Ryan, maybe? Will he do? The bench is thin, unless someone comes out of the weeds. The very last thing we need is another “business success story”, even if he/she is a Democrat.
      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-democrats-are-talking-about-a-rep-tim-ryan-presidential-run/article/2643990

      • William

        Adam Schiff has been getting his name out there. If we ever get to Watergate style hearings over Trump, he will be a household name.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Pamela Harris, Schiff as William suggests,…..someone will emerge

        • Robincho

          Kamala…

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            ugh, ..yes

      • fuow

        At this point, I’d accept Booker. And he’s more conservative, even, than Hillary. Anyone pro-gay who can win.

    • fuow

      Well, it’s like this: I’m the second youngest person steadily active in my local Party.
      In my 60’s.
      Getting young people involved in the day to day (which is how you get the cred. to make real decisions over time) is beyond words difficult. Millennials are, as a group, the most disengaged and whiny people I’ve ever met – and I’m old enough to remember several generations before me. Gen. Z seems to have something going on, but, yikes – they need to get their shit together and that right soon.

  • Blake J Butler

    Oh fuck no.

    No Bernie. No Biden. No Kerry. No repeats of the same people.

    No. NO. NO. NO. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • boobert

    He’s better than what we have, but I would prefer someone younger. I’d love a Hispanic with a woman running mate.

  • Boreal

    NO!

  • Harveyrabbit

    No. He has to be the most uninspiring, lugubrious politician of all time. And he’s already lost. The slogans against him write themselves.

    • Friday

      Seriously? The corporate media claimed he was ‘boring’ and told people to elect a buffoon we call Dubya cause they claimed a rich kid playing cowboy would be ‘fun to have a beer with.’

      ‘Inspirational’ with competence is a rarity, and people didn’t back Obama in the midterms when we had it. I’ll take competence and serious credentials and a liberal record over people’s idea of a circus any time, actually.

  • Buford

    Kerry’s no Elizabeth Warren.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Get 17+ potential candidates out there and get some damn competition going.

  • Sorry, no, too old. We need new blood.

    That said, if he’s the candidate, fine, he gets my vote. He also gets my support if he crosses the mathematical threshold of being the presumptive candidate, as Clinton was in early April 2016.

  • Todd Allis

    Please, Mr. Kerry, I voted for you once. It’s time to support a younger candidate.

  • WICKET99

    The job ages you – if you work it (unlike tRump). Can’t we get ANYONE under 50 to run???

  • Leo
    • Treant

      We need more “Players With Yourselves Clubs.”

    • JCF

      Bye, Felicias Esquire.

    • William

      I was nowhere near the place!

      • BobSF_94117

        Me neither! Darn.

    • Dazzer

      On the plus side, it might force the resignation of Sajid Javid – a truly despicable Tory minister.

  • Rillion

    OT: Any mention yet of this death aboard a gay cruise? So far none of the stories I saw mention it was a gay cruise.
    http://amp.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article196440684.html

    • Reality.Bites

      I’m ON that cruise. I hadn’t heard about it.

      Last one I was on there was a suicide and everyone knew – we were hauled out of bed at 5:00 AM to do a head count.

      However, some information is incorrect. Olivia Newton John performed last night and we were in San Juan at the time. We left after the concert and arrived in St Maarten this morning. If it happened before we arrived, ONJ wasn’t even tangentially involved in the story. She got on in San Juan.

      P.S. My boyfriend, who is friends with some of the Atlantis people, just told me there were two others, but not famous.

  • picalane

    Don’t get pissed at the ‘boomers’ stepping up to the plate. Get pissed at the gen-xers being too incompetent or apathetic to take the reins. Where are the Obamas and Kennedys? Easy to say “nope.”

  • ErikDC

    Nope. I’d rather eat a Tide Pod than have to support another Kerry presidential campaign.

  • Sam_Handwich

    There is nothing to fear but cheap condiments!!

    Handwich2020

  • TexasBoy

    Dear Democrats, what part of “We Need Someone Younger” do you not understand?

    • Gigi

      He’s younger than Trump…don’t that count?

      • TampaDink

        Actually he is older than hair furor…Kerry turned 74 in December. Twitler will be 72 in June.

    • In what other field would “someone younger” mean, “please be under 70”?

  • OdieDenCO

    Denied! next.

  • JCF

    John, I was proud to vote for you in 2004. You did a fine job as SecState.

    And please, Just NO.

  • Gigi

    Sorry but no. We need younger blood, and I’m not just talking about a candidate who is younger in age. Kerry is many things but a motivational speaker isn’t one of them. Obama was a skilled and inspirational orator who could get tens of thousands of people up & out of their seats, filling them with hope for a better tomorrow. Listening to Kerry speak makes people think about flossing and whether or not they cleaned out the lint trap in the dryer.

    • Reality.Bites

      An LG dryer, right?

  • pj

    please dont. if i have to have chump for another four years ill kill myself.

  • madknits

    No. Let’s get some young blood into this race. Tired old white men are not what this country needs.

    • Reality.Bites

      I think we can all agree that white men’s place in politics is as eye candy.

  • billbear1961

    Why, so the GOP can stomp all over him a SECOND time?

  • Rocco

    Please don’t. He was a lousy candidate last time. We have had enough old white guys. He doesn’t even excite Teresa anymore! His facelift wasn’t bad, but his wiglet is worse than Tonette’s, which takes some doing. Noooooooo!

  • TampaDink

    Please no. As an elder gay….although I prefer the label “mid-century gay”, I am not an ageist however I do not think that it is wise for us to consider a person who will be 78 at inauguration time.
    *edit…I think he’ll ONLY be 77 in Jan. 2021.

    • Reality.Bites

      I am 59. I would not happily vote for someone my age and I sure as hell won’t vote for someone older than me.

    • unsavedheathen

      MCM… mid-century ‘mo.

  • #DJTK5F

    No, sir. Sit right back down, right this instant. America needs a leader, not a kept poodle. No Kerry. No Gore.

    Someone new, someone young, someone with vision, someone who can lead and inspire.

    Okay, okay, I’ll do it.

    • TuuxKabin

      Would ya’!

  • teedofftaxpayer

    We don’t need a “recycled” politician running again. There are many good governors and Senators to choose from. Personally I would prefer a good Governor since they know who to run a state.

    • #DJTK5F

      Yes, George Bush, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal have demonstrated that in spades.

      • teedofftaxpayer

        They were Republicans what do you expect?

  • billbear1961

    Jesus, the man must be a glutton for punishment.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      He’d make a apt pupil as a BSDM sub.

      • billbear1961

        Oh, most of the Democratic party.

  • ENOUGH WITH THE SEPTUGENARIANS!!!!!!

    • TampaDink

      Only the ones who seek to become POTUS….most of the 70-somethings that I know are wonderful people.

      • MaryJOGrady

        That is true for me, too.

        • TuuxKabin

          With you.

  • William

    There shouldn’t be anyone running who will be older than 65 on election day.

    As for Kerry, think what ‘Corporations are People’ would do with a Swift Boat ad campaign.

    • fuow

      I don’t agree on the age, but this man was boring, boring, awful boring back in the day.

  • SoCalGal20

    No.

  • MaryJOGrady

    Oh, no, please.

  • Pizza009

    I have complete faith that the Democrats will try everything in their power to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    • Ross

      I wish people would stop saying that.

      • fuow

        I do, too – but, the truth is: We are brilliant at it. Absolutely brilliant at it.

      • Reality.Bites

        What – snatch? 😉

  • Jerry Kott

    What bothers me about what appears to be nostalgia , it that people seem to be looking to the past for our future. We need leaders, not favors.

  • Dunkerblinker

    Why do these boring uninspiring old men continue to run when no one wants them.

    • fuow

      I think you just answered your own question. gods, what a horrid thought!

  • matthewrettenmund

    Oh, my God, no. I think he’s great, but no. NO NO NO.

  • NZArtist
  • JAKvirginia

    NO! Just no. He’ll be 77-78 at the swearing in. No. We have better and younger available. Sorry, John, but I’m over geriatric white men as President.

  • Dayglo

    Memories. In 2004, a truck driver tried to run me off the road because I displayed a “Kerry for President” sticker on my Saturn’s bumper. This guy really tried to kill me. I survived but will never again publically show support for a left-leaning candidate or cause. Their side has the guns, anger and lots of power.
    So, I choose to keep my mouth shut and I vote. I’ll hide behind my keyboard from now on. That’s the extent of my freedom of expression.

    • fuow

      Yeah, I’ve got a Chevy truck with several dents because I had Hillary tags. Just further proof of what sort of people vote rethug.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    NO…Just NO.

    Look, I would have liked to have seen Hillary in as the last of the old guard’s one final push, but the fact remains it came and went and was lost.

    It’s time for younger voices and faces to lead going forward. I respect Mr. Kerry, but no, new blood is now imperative for the survival of the nation.

    P.S. That goes for Bernie and Stein as well, you’re done, move on.

    • Reality.Bites

      It was never their time (B and S).

  • Alex in Idaho

    I respect the man as a person, but…not just NO, but HELL NO!!!

  • ECarpenter

    He bored everyone and managed to lose last time, he can do it again.

    And, I don’t trust a politician who gets a major face lift.

    The last two Democrats who won, Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, were outsiders who the Democratic establishment tried to eliminate during the primaries. We need another charismatic outsider, the Democratic establishment uses the presidential race to reward oldtimers, not to win the White House!

    • Reality.Bites

      Well I’m pretty confident the Democratic establishment will try to get rid of Kerry too this time around.

  • Ish

    What a steaming pile of shit the Democratic Party is. Jfc.

    • fuow

      Can’t argue with this on that one.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      People who happily put fascists in power because they can’t get exactly what they want when they want it should not throw stones.

  • fuow

    Is my party (this being the Internet, I’d better add: Democratic) totally, completely, unhinged?
    Seriously, dude?
    Why not just anoint Trump il Cheeto Supremo and be done with it?
    O! Ye gods and little fishies! What the fuck?!?!?!!!

    • Reality.Bites

      Your party isn’t. Kerry is another matter, but at this point no Democrat has endorsed or supported his candidacy.

  • Jay Silversmith

    This is all we need for the final nail in the coffin. Drag out Kerry, Mitt, Hilary and don the con.

  • Friday

    I can’t believe everyone’s in a Dem-bashing panic about how the corporate media portrayed the guy as ‘boring’ a few elections ago when we’re here all day complaining about the alarming shitshow that is daily life right now. Frankly, my opinion on any candidacy has everything to do with who else’s hat is actually in the ring, which we don’t know right now.

    Seriously, everyone. Kerry often qualifies as ‘the smartest one in the room.’ It’s not some kind of national tragedy if he were to start *speaking* with the media attention he might get. He’s gonna tend to appeal mostly to sensible people in the first place, so it’s not like he’s gonna draw off fickle voters who are looking for ‘enthusiasm’ in the first place. Who *he* endorses (I’m kinda not figuring on him getting the nomination anyway) could get a great deal of benefit there, though. Cause he’s not gonna go negative on Dems and he’s not gonna blow up a ton of controversies… What he *might* darn well do by campaigning or something similar is get some support engaged from people that don’t, for instance, really listen to, say, women and minorities or in fact people that are younger than themselves. Those still do exist in the middle.

    • Ben in Oakland

      It’s not important that kerry is smart. There are plenty of smart people. But he couldn’t win against bush before.

      • KnownDonorDad
      • Friday

        “Couldn’t” had a great deal to do with the messaging being repeated here even about the possibility. Of course not to mention outright lies in the form of that relatively-new ‘Swiftboating’ tactic which really was about all they had to get the media to ignore their boy’s draft-dodging. I don’t think he’d get the nod anyway, that doesn’t mean it’d be somehow a catastrophe if he spoke as a candidate. People that are convinced he’s ‘boring’ aren’t the ones he’d be speaking to anyway.

  • abqdan

    PLEASE DON’T. I can’t take four more years of Trump.

  • wds

    No John, no … Don’t get involved – nothing personal, but you are well past your ‘use-by-date’ …

  • fuzzybits
  • The Milkman

    Sigh.

  • Ron

    NOOOOOOOO! This is not Death Wish rebooted

  • Silver_Witch

    What only OLD white guys can run. For the sake of unicorns please find some fresh blood. Seriously he didn’t even have the balls to fight last time when he WON.

  • ultragreen

    Trump will win again if Democrats are dumb enough to make John Kerry their next presidential candidate.

  • Lars Littlefield

    I’m not voting for him. No way.

  • No. He was a TERRIBLE candidate. Terrible. No. Absofuckinglutely not.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    I join so many Americans, all across the political spectrum, in thanking Secretary Kerry for his service to our great nation, in so many important capacities, over so very many years.

    Please accept the thanks of a grateful nation, and be available to advise those now actively engaged in public service.

    [In other words, please don’t run again. 2004 was sufficient.]

    Thank you.

  • HappyDance904

    I will give you some FREE advice, Kerry, but if you wish to compensate me for saving you millions, please do; however, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!

  • mark99k

    Oh fuck, just what we need, another sleep-inducing, unmagnetic pol with all the charm of a cardboard box — a guy so eternally lackluster he couldn’t beat George W. Braindead Bush. Go away please, and don’t come back.

  • Ben in Oakland

    No, just no.

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Joseph Miceli

    Sorry, NO!!!
    Kerry has EXACTLY the same problem that Hillary had: the GOP successfully controlled the narrative and have indelibly tarred his national reputation. A decorated war vet, a war HERO!…a former Secretary of State and Senator with a sterling reputation and a close knit family…and he’s unelectable due to the Republican smear machine. Just. Like. Hillary.
    He will not get the nomination.

    • Ann Kah

      Do you expect that to change with any other candidate? Like Trump, the GOP demands loyalty, and will get it, no matter what democrat is running.

      • Joseph Miceli

        That’s my point. A newer candidate doesn’t have the baggage and…unlike Hillary and Kerry (and more like Obama!) the new candidate might have a chance to fight them off before the Republicans can define his image. Kerry does not have that option.

  • Gianni

    He may run, but I can’t see him being chosen as the Dem candidate. There’d be precious little enthusiasm for him.

  • OH JUST FUCK OFF YOU GODDAMN MUMMY

  • Readen Reply

    no been there did that. he blew it.

  • Charlie In SF

    No, NO and NO!. He was sent up as a sacrificial lamb, much as Romney was. Kerry doesn’t have it in him; I frankly find him self-entitled and not to bright. If the Dems feel like they must run a re-tread; then Biden would be the best option.

  • Secure

    NO