(Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Yesterday, Senator John Kerry met with elementary school students to ostensibly talk about political history at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. However, political history was pushed aside for town-hall style campaign rhetoric pushing his Kids First bill to provide health care to 11 million uninsured American children.
According to this report, Kerry, only months removed from his November election loss, is "campaigning again."
David Vitter, Louisiana's Republican senator, after hearing about Kerry's meeting, predicted in a telephone interview that the Massachusetts senator will not succeed with this venture, either.
"I think it's pretty clear that Sen. Kerry hasn't learned much since he lost Louisiana in the presidential race by a very wide margin," Vitter said. "He's still pushing the same liberalism based on huge tax increases and huge government-centered programs."
In Louisiana, Kerry lost to Bush by a margin of 57 percent to 42 percent, but said he was encouraged because he got 30,000 more votes here than Democratic nominee Al Gore claimed in 2000.
Evidently, Kerry is doing the exact same thing he did before in anticipation of different results. It momentarily escapes me, but there's a word for that.
Companion post at Interested-Participant.