Originally Posted by burmafrd
With all the troubles we have this dink is wasting time on this.
I'm not sure I dig the term "dink". But OK....
Well, I perceive it as him exploiting/addressing/politicizing (depending on your perspective) a common social issue that is well known aspect in sociology commonly known as strain theory
. It's an attempt to do what most politicians do--gain popularity.
I agree, though, in a way. The government really does own television, so you see what they want you to see.
In a sense, Kerry has a point--not a very big one in the grand scheme of things, but it's a point none the less.
In another sense, you're right. I'm thinking to myself, what a boob. I actually voted for this man, whom is making issue of the tube.But then the objective side of me says, he's doing SOMETHING for the people that a lot of politicians won't touch. Then I say, it's all in vein because he wants to garner positive attention from a certain class of people in his state.
I will say, that I'll never cast a vote for him, ever, based on him not speaking up/out at about that bad arrest at his "political debate". He's an attorney, and he KNOWS that's a bad arrest. Yet he said nothing regarding the guy who was vigorously questioning him at a "debate".
I know that guy seemed bizarre, but it's not against the law to be bizarre.
This whole issue that Kerry is taking does seem "bizarre" from an observers standpoint. But he's merely targeting an audience that may, or may not vote against him in 2012. That's probably his last chance for the Big P.
If not in 2012, then probably never. He's probably crossing his fingers for a Democrat loss, so he doesn't have to wait - or flop/flop parties
- until the 2016 year.
I do kick myself when I think that I voted for that man. Then I have an epiphany as to why: He was the only chance to beat a candidate who was much worse, and so the utilitarian reasoning comes out in me.
Never the less, I shall not defend this man's actions with such venom as I once did. Now Howard Dean, I believe he is a man of conviction and a victim of the media... so I'll stick up for some of the perceived "odd balls" in the democratic party, since I can identify with their premises more so than the Republicans.