You may have heard that Bob Kerrey thinks Jon Bruning wasn’t being sufficiently respectful to the President of the United States by calling him “Barack Obama” instead of “President Obama” in a recent ad.
Kerrey said, well, maybe Bruning isn’t experienced enough to know better.
The Bruning camp pointed out the many times Kerrey referred to George W. Bush without calling him President Bush. We tweeted that Kerrey didn’t use the term of respect when he said of his President in 1996…
“Clinton’s an unusally good liar. Unusually good. Do you realize that?”
But Kerrey’s campaign manager — nay, the Best Campaign Manager in the Country — defended Kerrey saying, well those were only interviews, not campaign ads, where the words are very carefully parsed out.
As a matter of fact, Kerrey says he would never do such a thing?
Well, here is the quote:
“It’s disrespectful,” says Kerrey. “I would never call President Bush ‘George Bush’…no it’s President Bush, it’s President Clinton, President Obama. Yes I think it is disrespectful.”
You got that? “NEVER.”
Ah, former Senator Kerrey. Well how about in an ad, in a Presidential campaign, like this?
You may remember this pseudo-famous ad by Kerrey in the midst of the 1992 New Hampshire Presidential primary.
For those of you who cannot watch the video, here is the relevant quote from the ever-claiming-to-be-respectful Kerrey:
We’re becoming a low wage nation, and all George Bush can do is go to Japan and beg for a few concessions. I’m Bob Kerrey. When I’m President the time for begging is through.
Gee Misters Kerrey and Johnson. Didn’t hear a single “President” in front of the Commander in Chief’s name there.
Are we to understand you didn’t think this one through enough? Or was Presidential candidate Kerrey just too inexperienced when he was running for the most powerful office in the world?
We are looking forward to the follow-up story here.
Oh, and Kerrey’s apology to Bruning.
These are interesting and all. But what is it that they tell us about how Ms. Howard would vote in Congress? Will there be a follow up to tell us ANY of her positions on the chief issues before members of the House of Representatives? Or is it all about how hard of a worker she is, from fellow Democrats?
We saw one quote from the Douglas County GOP Chair saying that she is liberal. And…how? Because? Was there any follow-up there? That is sort of a key point, no? And if it is not, then why even have it in there?
The OWH’s endorsement in THIS race will be interesting.
In case you are keeping score at home, Mitt Romney takes dogs on family vacations.
And Barack Obama…er PRESIDENT Obama…has them for dinner.
Not TO dinner, but FOR dinner.
(Somebody check on Bo!!!)
ShePAC, which endorsed five conservative female Senate candidates, including Deb Fischer, has this web ad up