Kerry picked a bad time to stand on principle

From Newsweek Magazine:

Looking for a way to pick up swing voters in the Red States, former President Bill Clinton, in a phone call with Kerry, urged the Senator to back local bans on gay marriage. Kerry respectfully listened, then told his aides, “I’m not going to ever do that.”

Kerry flip-flopped on anything and everything, selling out all personal integrity to adjust his message to whatever audience he happened to be speaking, but he couldn’t manage to choke out a lie to midwesterners about supporting a ban on gay marriage? Why couldn’t he have been “for it before I was against it” on that issue as well?

Could the one time he chose to be honest be the one that cost him the election? What a harsh lesson for future Democrat candidates. Never…ever…refuse to sell yourself out for votes. They’ll never make that mistake again again, I assure you.

Author: Doug Powers

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