John Kerry paints himself as a dimwit and hypocrite, but Democrats voting in their party's primaries are taking to it like flies. He voted for the war in Iraq but was hoodwinked by the Bush administration; it actually went to war. He voted for NAFTA and is shocked that it has sped the evolution of international trade. He rails against special privilege, married as he is to ketchup heiress Teresa Heinz.Posted by marybeth at March 1, 2004 08:48 AM Politics
Kerry's latest: American companies planning to ship jobs overseas must first inform the government and the affected workers. OK, then what?
He says this provides a level playing field. How?
The best we can figure is it gives time to the politicians and public opinion to work mischief against a business decision to cut costs, which would free up capital to create new and better jobs at home.
Folks, it is crunch time. If we are to be a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs, then we must lead and not follow.
But leadership is expensive, perhaps the most expensive of all human endeavors. There are titanic economic forces loose in the world. We can ride the wave, or sink to the bottom.
That's why this newspaper rails incessantly against public schools that shortchange future workers. But they're part of the Kerry prescription.
Isn't it clear by now? Success will demand a commitment to competitive excellence that John Kerry's small mind cannot grasp.