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John Kerry on running for president in 2020: 'I'm going to think about it'

By CNN

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that he is going to think about a 2020 presidential bid, saying in response to a question about his plans that he was "not taking anything off theRead full story

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  • John Kerry is closing in on 75. He would be 77 by the next POTUS inaugural. I have nothing against 75 or 77. In fact they both look better every year. Still, it would be a tough sell, perhaps not against what would be a 74 year old Pres.Trump but most certainly in the democratic primaries. As a double whammy, elections are about the future. Nearly three decades as a US senator and a spin as Secretary of State speak to experience but unlikely to feel like the future.

  • This reads like a bad joke, nor does it seem remotely plausible he could defeat Trump. Let alone win over the Democrats as a whole, if anyone can.

    Kerry will no doubt be viewed as part of the Democratic establishment, the HRC set, which will alienate him from the growing progressive portion of the party. Trump will also frame Kerry as an analog of Hillary Clinton, which will be quite powerful.

    The Democrats desperately need a fresh face, and one with the proverbial metal to take on Trump. Running

    This reads like a bad joke, nor does it seem remotely plausible he could defeat Trump. Let alone win over the Democrats as a whole, if anyone can.

    Kerry will no doubt be viewed as part of the Democratic establishment, the HRC set, which will alienate him from the growing progressive portion of the party. Trump will also frame Kerry as an analog of Hillary Clinton, which will be quite powerful.

    The Democrats desperately need a fresh face, and one with the proverbial metal to take on Trump. Running out more of the same from the Democratic establishment only kicks the can down the road, and almost ensures a Trump victory in 2020.

  • Richard Hurowitz
    Richard HurowitzCEO at Octavian Report

    Is there any Democrat not thinking about running for President?

  • Ginny Olson
    Ginny OlsonRetired RN BSN at Ginny Olson & Boys

    I think the Democrats are very aware they need fresh & younger blood. Bernie Sanders' supporters remain loyal and young. Kamala Harris is the one I think, has a shot. Charisma is a must.

  • Bryson  Curtin
    Bryson Curtin

    I don’t want to read anything about 2020 until at the earliest mid-2019.

  • Jeffrey Grubb
    Jeffrey Grubb

    Whoever runs needs to come up with some kind of platform other than "I hate Trump, vote for me" which is pretty much all the liberals have so far. Otherwise, the booming economy, securing the border, and the promise of more conservative constitutionalist judges will ensure Trump of four more years, which is fine by me.

  • I love the expression, “I’m not taking anything off the table.” It sounds like a father insisting that his kid eat his broccoli before anyone is allowed to leave the room. Well, I’ll just wait and see if Kerry will run. We will have to eat the broccoli at that point, I guess.

  • James D. Becker
    James D. Becker

    When are the democrats going to realize that what is needed is new blood. He, along with Hillary Clinton, should stick to the lecture circuit and understand that beating Trump will require a new political point of view, one that appeals to the American psyche without an elite flavour.

  • Kevin Wilson
    Kevin WilsonProject Manager at undisclosed

    He could not be any worse than that steaming pile destroying the role now. Literally anyone would be better.

  • yahoos with egos

  • Paynal Ward
    Paynal Ward

    I’m going to say what I have been saying around here lately...historically the Democrats tend to win when they run younger, dynamic candidates with fresh positive ideas that actually help people. When they run tired old establishment candidates from president on down they lose....the fact that someone like Kerry or Clinton are so disconnected that they don’t get this is shocking!

    Let the republicans run the old tired white men with zero ideas...did it prove to be a good strategy in the midterms? I think not.

  • John Fronk
    John Fronk

    I guess if you want 4 more Years of Trump, picking an even bigger elitist snob that is up to his eye balls in bureaucratic slime with half the brain would be a good idea.

  • Barbara  Clarke
    Barbara Clarke Principal at The Impact Seat

    No. Just. Stop.

  • Antonio Zheng
    Antonio Zhengnope at student

    What does he mean? “I’m not talking anything off the table? “ if so, everything decided on the table, how to make the thing really come true? Thought Trump is a businessman, the economy of USA is ensured steady ascent ! That is all to know?!Donn’t ?

  • William Wood
    William WoodOwner at William Wood

    Progressives better find a better choice.... he couldn’t win, if he was the only candidate.

  • John Pannullo
    John Pannullo

    What are the issues we are deciding on? Can we debate the issues not the parties.

  • Richard Friedman
    Richard Friedman

    Kerry-Pelosi is a dream ticket for the assisted living Democrats!

  • Sergio Lara
    Sergio LaraSales at Enterprises

    👍🙏

  • Terry  House
    Terry HouseEarth’s treasure’s Gem World L.L.C

    Harris and Booker

  • Ethan Dickenson
    Ethan Dickenson

    I hope the democrats come up with someone who hasn’t already tried and lost. If their next candidate is good, they will be the next president. But if they can’t come up with someone acceptable, I think it will really hurt their party and their future. If the democrats can’t win now..., when will they?

  • Peter Finfrock
    Peter Finfrock

    Very politely said, or carefully-worded, depending on your point of view.

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