John Kerry is doing such a bang-up job as Secretary of State that he’s considering taking this circus on the road. No, I don’t mean that he’s finally decided to take his job seriously and pursue foreign policy goals that don’t involve “preventing global Climate Change” by relocating Europe’s farting cows; he’s considering running for President in 2016.
After all, if noted foreign policy achiever Hillary Clinton can do it, why can’t we have a choice in which failed chief diplomat to elect to an even higher office?
Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he has not ruled out launching a presidential bid in 2016, maintaining he’s been too busy to give the prospect any thought.
Asked by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd if he’d consider another run, the 2004 Democratic nominee said he can think of “no scenario whatsoever” where he would launch another bid.
“I haven’t thought about it and I’m, as you can tell, pretty busy,” he said, chuckling, during a trip to Germany this weekend meeting foreign leaders at the Munich Security Conference.
Pressed if he’d rule out the possibility, Kerry replied, “Well, nobody ever says never.”
I’d say that even if he hasn’t ruled it out, the rest of us certainly have, even the Democrats. Even though he might think there’s an opportunity to re-enter the race if, for example, he suddenly and inexplicably achieves peace in the Middle East, a feat even he is doing his best not to accomplish, he’s been left out of polls and off “hot lists.” And while the Republican Party seems intent on recycling some of our mid-2000s family baggage in pursuit of a truly conservative candidate, the Democrats know they need to keep introducing fresh faces of the rest of the country may catch on that they, too, are nothing but the same bad policy warmed over. Of course, nothing says “fresh and different” like the elderly wife of a former President.
Anyway, chances are Lurch isn’t really interested. Like his boss, Barack Obama, retirement after this term is far too lucrative of a proposition. If he’s smart, he’ll do the same thing Al Gore did: come up with a way turn his global climate advocacy into a reliable and consistent wealth production program that ushers people guilty over their carbon footprint into a bizarre scheme that actually has a climate-destroying effect.