I am no Dean supporter, and I agree that Dean has a problem with gaffe’s, but this criticism from John Kerry is laughable:
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts today sharply criticized one of the other leading Democrats running for president, Howard Dean, asserting that some of his recent pronouncements show that his “bubble’s bursting a bit.”
Referring to statements by Dr. Dean, the former governor of Vermont, on the Middle East, the Hamas guerrillas and other issues, Mr. Kerry said, “You can’t make 15 gaffes a week and be president.”
Tell that to the rest of your field.
In the WCBS interview, Mr. Kerry implied that many of Dr. Dean’s views would cost him his standing in the polls. “Dean’s been imploding,” he said.
Asked what he meant, Mr. Kerry said Dr. Dean had asserted that the United States should not take sides in the Middle East conflict and that suicide bombers from Hamas were “soldiers.”
Mr. Kerry called those positions “dead wrong.”
“It just catches up,” Mr. Kerry said. “Someone’s going to write it. People will see it. And you know, the poll numbers are going to show it.”
And poll numbers are why Sen. Kerry has vowed to have either no discernable position or every possible position on every issue imagineable. I never thought the day would come that I would pseudo-respect Dick Gephardt, but this field of candidates is doing an admirable job of persuading me he is not a bad man.