Friday, June 17, 2005

Durbin could've been Kerry's running mate?

I follow politics closely, especially in Illinois, and this is the first I've heard of this twist on Election 2004. From the same Chicago Tribune article referenced in the previous post.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) was so impressed with Durbin's skills that he confided to a Chicago fundraising audience not long ago that he badly wanted to pick Durbin as his running mate but passed him over because he didn't think the nation could tolerate two Roman Catholics on the ticket.

Dick Durbin was never on any published "short list" of running mate choices that I saw. Okay, yeah, maybe Kerry was seriously considering Illinois' Durbin and never told anyone, but I'm pretty sure it's just another instance Nuance-boy's twisting of the truth.

And sorry Senator Kerry, America is long past the time where one, or even two Roman Catholic candidates on a presidential ticket is viewed as a negative.

Here are some more reasons why Kerry is probably lying:

1) Kerry was going to win Illinois anyway

2) Durbin (see previous post) like Kerry has no substantial legislative record to speak of.

3) Durbin is a drip

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