“Now they’re trying to say, “We tried to constrain the president,” Dean told reporters in the leadoff primary state. “Nonsense. They all voted to give the president a blank check.”
Kerry better hope his bet on Bush Iraq invasion pans out. His contention that “I believe leaving this man (Saddam Hussein) unfettered with nuclear weapons is unacceptable,” states as factual, something not even claimed by the Bush warmongers.
Kerry is stating that his views have remained “exactly consistent” from his vote against Bush the elder’s multilateral War in Kuwait against Iraq, to supporting Bush the younger’s unilateral Invasion of Iraq; and is now giving it further nuance.
Let’s put the laughable contention of consistency aside, does anyone see a guiding principle here for Kerry? Dean doesn’t.
Let the fun begin. Not haviong to deal with messy primaries is such an advantage for incumbents, but in the Democrats case, a messy primary where they figure out what they stand for is the best thing that can happen to them.