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Kerry is denying it, but they ALWAYS deny it until they are named, it helps the losers save face. If Lurch is put on the ticket, that will be a huge rallying for the GOP, Kerry received more votes than any other Dem in history, but more Republicans turned out to vote against him than ever before as well, that is the type rallying cry that McCain's decrepit campaign is begging for.

Reporting

Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ) ― Barack Obama has yet to name a vice presidential nominee and some are wondering if he might turn to Massachusetts to round out the ticket.

John Kerry for vice president?

Don't dismiss the notion just yet.

Some political insiders are telling WBZ it could happen.

So why would Obama reach out to Kerry as his choice?

Kerry brings more money and name recognition to the table than any other name on the Obama list so far. Americans do tend to love a comeback kid and this would be the most amazing political comeback since Richard Nixon came back from the dead forty years ago.

"I'm not looking for any new job, I'm running for re-election," Kerry told WBZ last week.

Asked about the V.P. buzz, his press secretary told WBZ in a statement Thursday night:

"If I was bi-lingual, I'd say no in multiple languages. The only job John Kerry is running for, contemplating, or considering is the one he already has."

If you're laughing off the idea of Kerry back on the national ticket again, I don't blame you. While he came close four years ago, his campaign was widely derided as, to put it politely, clumsy.

But consider some reasons why Obama might now turn to Kerry as a running mate.

Polls show many voters question Obama's foreign policy credentials to be a wartime president. As a decorated veteran and longtime member of the senate foreign relations committee, Kerry could fill that gap.

Obama suffers from being a new face on the political scene, but Kerry - warts and all - is well known to the voters, and in 2004, he did draw more votes than any democrat ever has.

And judging from a new anti-smear web site funded by Kerry's political action committee, Kerry would eagerly assume the role of attack dog... Allowing a nominee who prefers to float above the fray to minimize the amount of political hardball he has to play.

One other note: the vice presidential nominee will address the convention on Wednesday night, August 27.

The theme set for that evening - a salute to America's veterans.

The Obama campaign says we shouldn't read anything into that. We'll soon see if they're blowing smoke on that one.

(So what happens if Kerry is on the ticket - will he still run for the Senate? Read Jon's blog for more.)

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:huh: :huh: :huh: Kerry is your hero? Its amazing that even with that huge helmet, your head can still fit so squarely up your azz. Kerry is the biggest tool in all of Massachusetts, and with Teddy around that is indeed saying something.

No offense :P

It was his comment during a debate with Bush that made him my hero. He was asked by a pregnant woman "Why should someone who is pro-life vote for you".

His answer: "I am a Catholic. I don't believe in abortion. But what I accept as an article of faith, I cannot legislate onto people that do not share that article of faith".

Kerry is a man that understands the constitution. He understand the seperation of church and state. I respect that.

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It was his comment during a debate with Bush that made him my hero. He was asked by a pregnant woman "Why should someone who is pro-life vote for you".

His answer: "I am a Catholic. I don't believe in abortion. But what I accept as an article of faith, I cannot legislate onto people that do not share that article of faith".

Kerry is a man that understands the constitution. He understand the seperation of church and state. I respect that.

In all honesty, that is an interesting difference in outlooks, I saw that same debate and took his answer as being one of a huge pandering tool, toeing the party line. As many people believe Roe vs Wade is unconstitutional as believe that it is. I happen to believe that abortion is abhorrent and nothing short of murder, I know you believe the polar opposite.....its just interesting how two people can interpret the same answer so differently.

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In all honesty, that is an interesting difference in outlooks, I saw that same debate and took his answer as being one of a huge pandering tool, toeing the party line. As many people believe Roe vs Wade is unconstitutional as believe that it is. I happen to believe that abortion is abhorrent and nothing short of murder, I know you believe the polar opposite.....its just interesting how two people can interpret the same answer so differently.

I don't agree with abortion as it is set up in America. People use it as a form of birth control. That is wrong. It was the comment about legislating faith that got me.

As for the abortion issue, I believe abortions after the first trimester should be outlawed except for cases of rape or molestation. Most miscarriages happen during the first trimester, so if it is ok for god to end a pregnancy, it seems ok for a woman to make that decision about her own body.

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it would be interesting........... I know alot of people who did not like Kerry as president but liked him as a VP.

I heard numerous people I know who voted for bush because they did not trust Kerry say they would have voted for the ticket had it been flip flopped and Edwards was running and Kerry was VP...

I thought the answer Kerry gave to that question was maybe the best answer I had ever heard a politician give............maybe because to me he meant it. it was not "pandering" it was someone who had a belief but understand its HIS not not everyone else's.

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It was his comment during a debate with Bush that made him my hero. He was asked by a pregnant woman "Why should someone who is pro-life vote for you".

His answer: "I am a Catholic. I don't believe in abortion. But what I accept as an article of faith, I cannot legislate onto people that do not share that article of faith".

Kerry is a man that understands the constitution. He understand the seperation of church and state. I respect that.

Not only is this pandering, but it reduces the pro-life argument to a mere religious tenet. Now, I realize that most pro-life folks are also believers of one sort or another, but there are a significant number of pro-lifers who are not religious at all.

IOW, he not only dishonestly pandered to pro-lifers, in fact he also minimized the pro-life argument and marginalized the position by reducing it to a religious belief, and even beyond that, to a mere "article of faith," as if one were trying to legislate the article of justification or the incarnation (or, Kerry being Roman Catholic and all -- purgatory or the treasury of merits) into law. If that's a hero, I'm a zebra.

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if it is ok for god to end a pregnancy, it seems ok for a woman to make that decision about her own body.

Children die naturally after being born, too. Is infantacide okay?

I know that's not what you were saying, but I do want you to realize where your logic goes.

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