The Sleeper: John Kerry


This is the best speech that you probably didn’t hear. Where was this John Kerry in 2004??? I mean, wow!

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  • According to this Boston magazine story, this is the first speech Kerry has cared about in ages.
    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/how_to_make_a_senator_sweat/

    I love this passage,”Kerry on a bad day is something to behold. The senator can, famously, radiate a sort of anti-charisma that doesn’t repel so much as baffle. When he showed up in Lowell, the crowd instinctively pushed toward him, propelled by the electric charge people feel when they see someone famous. But then came the inevitable disappointment. Kerry was uncomfortable, not entirely engaged. His back-slapping was unconvincing. To denote exuberance, he clapped his hands—but just once. It looked as if he was trying to kill a fly.”