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February 01, 2005

Soros: Kerry sucked major eggs

George Soros, who put up big bucks in support of failed presidential candidate and would-be failed repeat presidential candidate John F. Kerry, now says that, as a candidate, Kerry "sucked major eggs."

Well, duh!

OK, Soros didn't exactly use my terminology, but it was close:

Billionaire investor George Soros, the biggest financial contributor to the failed effort to defeat President George W. Bush in November's election, said Democratic challenger John Kerry was a flawed candidate.

Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, spent $26 million in last year's campaign that he said was undermined by the candidate he supported.

"Kerry did not, actually, offer a credible and coherent alternative," Soros, 74, said yesterday in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "That had a lot to do with Bush being re-elected."
Well, Soros may be an extremely rich man, but he is a very poor political consultant:
The Kerry campaign "tried to emphasize his role as a Vietnam War hero and downplay his role as an anti-Vietnam War hero, which he was," said Soros. "Had he admitted, owned up to it, I think actually the outcome could have been different."
Oh, yeah, I can just see it -- the American people who voted for Bush because they trusted his leadership in wartime would have chosen instead a candidate who met with the enemy and supported the enemy's positions during a previous war. And who was proud of it. Sure.

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