John Kerry: Obama being 'swift boated'
Sen. John F.
I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, the Senate's current
foreign policy expert, filling the vacated wingtips of Joe Biden...
, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate on Friday charged that critics are trying to "swiftboat" President B.O. with false and "ridiculous" claims and that Willard
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the presumptive Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney's charisma is best defined as soporific, which is probably why he is leading the Publican field. On the plus side, he isn't President B.O...
is a foreign policy rookie who embarrassed himself during a recent trip to London.
In a letter to Obama's supporters, he railed on the charges Obama has been hit with, including those from the so-called "birthers."
I've never been a 'birther.' The 'evidence' that B.O. was born in Kenya is less than overwhelming. I'm not too sure about any evidence that his parents were married, but I consider that unimportant. I do think, however, that the fact that he uses a Connecticut social security number and his refusal to to release his college transcripts both are.
The attacks, he said, "remind me all too well of the notorious 'Swift Boat' attacks I faced in the 2004 campaign." He was referencing devastating charges from fellow Vietnam War veterans questioning his service.
Well do I remember the 'swift boat' attacks, in which JFK's famous trip up the river into Cambodia made him a laughingstock. The story of his 'lucky hat' is seared into my mind.
In the note, he also slapped Romney for being a foreign policy novice and potential presidential disaster. "Republicans have a candidate with absolutely no foreign policy experience, who thinks Russia is our 'number one geo-political foe' and who is advised by people who think -- and have repeatedly said -- the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia are countries that still exist. Romney's two major foreign policy speeches never even mentioned Al Qaeda once, and he's prone to stumbles when he steps onto the foreign policy stage. He can't even manage to visit London without causing an international incident!"
Posted by: Fred 2012-08-18