posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 06:11 PM
In the presidential contest, there's one element about Kerry - even though I'm vying for him - that always nagged me. It's that as a senator, he
never quite seemed, in my mind, to fit 100 percent with the Presidency.
I don't know if this has been covered. If so, forgive me. But looking at the history of the Presidency, only two senators have become
Presidents: Warren G. Harding (1920), and John F. Kennedy (1960). The other senators or members of Congress who became Presidents did so after serving
as Vice President (Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, to name only a few).
In your view, could this precedent hurt Kerry? Would the Democratic party have been better off nominating a governor?