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« on: November 03, 2004, 07:05:39 pm »

will he just ride off into the sunset?  will he be an active member of the senate, perhaps run for minority leader?

i say he will retreat to back-bencher status.  he will serve out the rest of his term and then retire. 

if a democrat wins in 08, i would not be surprised to see john kerry in the cabinet.  sec of state perhaps?
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2004, 07:09:27 pm »

He will most likely stay in the senate for a few more terms it's not like he will lose the seat.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 07:24:54 pm »

I don't see him taking a leadership role in the Senate.  He doesn't have leadership qualities plus I believe his Democratic collegues will hold some inside blame of him for losing this election.  He keeps his seat for several more tems until he's ready to retire.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2004, 07:29:59 pm »

Maybe another term and then enter academia.  He and Thersa can travel.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2004, 07:52:25 pm »

If he had lost in a Gore-esque fashion, he might have considered an '08 run.  As it stands, he's got less of a chance than Carol Mosely-Braun.

He'll probably stay in the Senate, I'd assume.  Whether he'll call it quits in '08...I don't know.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004, 08:06:50 pm »

Senator for another decade or two.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004, 08:36:23 pm »


He will stay as Senator until Mass. decides they are tired of him. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2004, 08:40:30 pm »

John Kerry I think will move more to the center if he keeps his concession speech promise that now he knows who America is.  Well, America voted for Bush by 3.5 million votes, and the democratic party has to move to the center to be viable for 2008.  This includes the leadership, which still as of this point is John Kerry even though he didnt win.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2004, 09:49:50 pm »

finish out term and retire in 08
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2004, 10:37:25 pm »

Past unsuccessful Presidential Candidates and their later (elective) political careers:

Al Gore:  nothing
Bob Dole:  nothing

Michael Dukakis:  Served out remaining two years of his term as Governor of Massachusetts.  Did not run for elective office thereafter.

Walter Mondale:  Ran for Minnesota Senate, 2002.  Lost.

George McGovern:  Served out remaining two years of his Senate term.  Won re-election, 1974.  Lost re-election bid, 1980.  Failed in his bid for nomination of the Democratic Party in the 1984 Presidential race.

Hubert Humphrey:  Ran for Senate, 1970.  Won.  Won re-election to the Senate, 1976.  Died in office.

Barry Goldwater:  Ran for Senate, 1968.  Won.  Won re-election to the Senate, 1974, 1980, 1984.  Retired, 1987.

Adlai Stevenson:  No elective offices

Thomas Dewey:  Re-elected as Governor of New York, 1946, 1950.

Wendell Wilkie:  Never held elective office, before or after.

Alf Landon:  Lived another 50 years, but did not hold another elective office (to my knowledge)

Al Smith:  Nothing.

John W. Davis:  Nothing

Bob LaFollette:  Served out his Senate term until his death.

and so forth...
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2004, 12:05:33 am »

He doesn't have leadership qualities

Yeah, right
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2004, 01:56:24 am »

John Kerry I think will move more to the center if he keeps his concession speech promise

What is exactly "Left" in his positions?
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2004, 02:03:28 am »

Past unsuccessful Presidential Candidates and their later (elective) political careers:

Al Gore:  nothing
Bob Dole:  nothing

Michael Dukakis:  Served out remaining two years of his term as Governor of Massachusetts.  Did not run for elective office thereafter.

Walter Mondale:  Ran for Minnesota Senate, 2002.  Lost.

George McGovern:  Served out remaining two years of his Senate term.  Won re-election, 1974.  Lost re-election bid, 1980.  Failed in his bid for nomination of the Democratic Party in the 1984 Presidential race.

Hubert Humphrey:  Ran for Senate, 1970.  Won.  Won re-election to the Senate, 1976.  Died in office.

Barry Goldwater:  Ran for Senate, 1968.  Won.  Won re-election to the Senate, 1974, 1980, 1984.  Retired, 1987.

Adlai Stevenson:  No elective offices

Thomas Dewey:  Re-elected as Governor of New York, 1946, 1950.

Wendell Wilkie:  Never held elective office, before or after.

Alf Landon:  Lived another 50 years, but did not hold another elective office (to my knowledge)

Al Smith:  Nothing.

John W. Davis:  Nothing

Bob LaFollette:  Served out his Senate term until his death.

and so forth...

In fairness, the Senators seemed to do pretty well for themselves.  Dole didn't do any more because he was too old, but McGovern, Humphrey, and Goldwater all did alright for themselves; Goldwater even lending his name to the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986.
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2004, 02:19:07 am »

John Kerry I think will move more to the center if he keeps his concession speech promise

What is exactly "Left" in his positions?

All social issues for starters:
abortion-believes tax payers should pay for a poor or minority abortion
gay marriage-although he says its up to the states, if he werent forced to say this to look centrist, he would be completely for it
guns-F rating from the NRA
Onto healthcare:
would turn it into government run healthcare, coverage for every american=european/canadian government takeover, but he really didnt specify this too much
national security-would get clearance from other nations, and you cant say this is wrong because he thinks the coaltion with france and germany that he voted against in the first gulf war would be sufficient for this new one, that he voted for but is against,
wants us to join the international world court so that the world has a say in domestic policy in the states, has voted to cut spending numerous times
economy-a tax cut for middle class translates to a tax raise for someone, thus leftist, any tax raise period is leftist, and yes i know the first pres bush raised taxes, he didnt have to, plus kerry has voted over 200 times to raise taxes
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 09:56:36 pm »

He will become Secretary of State.
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2013, 01:39:05 pm »

He will become Secretary of State.

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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2015, 03:56:10 pm »

will he just ride off into the sunset?  will he be an active member of the senate, perhaps run for minority leader?

i say he will retreat to back-bencher status.  he will serve out the rest of his term and then retire. 

if a democrat wins in 08, i would not be surprised to see john kerry in the cabinet.  sec of state perhaps?
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