Failed Democratic presidential candidates seem to all have the same problem: they can’t stop running.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has made multiple attempts of running for president, Hillary is constantly floating the idea that she will run a third time and now a report has come out saying that John Kerry was overheard discussing possibly running for a second time (after losing to George W. Bush in 2004).
This report comes on the heels of a Politico report that some of the DNC’s leadership are brainstorming ways to stop Sen. Sanders from becoming the Democratic nominee. According to this new report, Kerry was overheard talking about how he would run in order to stop Sanders from taking down the whole Democratic Party.
Considering Kerry has already endorsed Vice President Biden, it is quite odd that he would be heard talking about running, especially since Biden’s son, Hunter, has weakened his campaign.
Hunter’s business dealings with Burisma in Ukraine, and his other international business dealings that have come under scrutiny, involved John Kerry as well. Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz, and his senior advisor during the 2004 presidential campaign, Devon Archer, were Hunter’s business partners for many of these deals.
All of the possible corrupt dealings that Biden is being accused of would also haunt John Kerry’s campaign if he does launch one. Kerry even has a similar disposition to Biden, who President Trump nicknamed “Sleepy Joe.”
Kerry told NBC in response, “This is a complete and total misinterpretation based on overhearing only one side of a phone conversation. A friend who watches too much cable called me wondering whether I’d ever jump into the race late in the game if Democrats were choosing an unelectable nominee. I listed all the reasons I could not possibly do that and would not — and will not under any circumstances — do that.”
It will also be interesting to see if the media trusts Kerry’s explanation since the Democrats’ impeachment trial depended on an individual hearing one side of a phone conversation in a busy restaurant. If they buy Kerry’s reasoning, but give credit to a similar overhead conversation as the basis for impeachment, it will only confirm their extreme anti-Trump bias.