posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:36 AM
Federal law requires that you can't hold two government jobs at the same time -- so, Kerry and Edwards both gave up their Senate seats to run for
President in 2004. Similarly, Bush gave up being Governor of Texas, and Cheney gave up his Senate seat, to run for President in 2000.
So, yes, both Kerry and Edwards are basically unemployed right now. (They're both rich though, so don't cry for them!
It's like the old saying, "The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward." The reward was the ultimate power -- the U.S. Presidency -- but to risk
that reward, Kerry and Edwards had to give up the power they already had (their Senate seats). Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. C'est la vie.