Monday, November 27, 2006

No Use For Dense

There is grudging respect in the phrase "That guy just doesn't know how to quit," except when that guy is Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. Then the operative expression is "That guy just doesn't have the brains to know when to quit."

After his idiotic remark about "study or go to Iraq" a week before the national elections, Kerry still feels he can run for president in 2008. A Quinnipiac University poll released today gives credence to the notion that Kerry should hire a quitting tutor.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, mulling a second bid for the U.S. presidency, finished dead last in a poll released on Monday on the likability of 20 top American political figures.
There is a difference between being thick-skinned and dense. A politician needs a thick hide to survive the rough and tumble brawls of elections. There is no use for dense.
This is bad bad news for Kerry," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, which conducted the survey. "Americans know who he is, and have pretty much decided they don't like him,"
Unfortunately this information means nothing to someone like Kerry. He could receive a Quinnipiac tattoo and he still wouldn't get the message. The only shame is that there were only twenty politicians to choose from. Kerry might have scored even lower.

In the current poll, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Republican, ranked first with a mean score of 64.2, followed by Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, 58.8, and McCain, 57.7. [...] Kerry was last with a rating of 39.6. In three earlier polls this year, he never scored above 46.3.

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