In the comments to an unrelated post, Jeff is dying to know why I want people to give to Kerry’s campaign, even though I “have not shown any support for John Kerry.”
Let me clarify: I support the Democratic nominee for President. That man is John Kerry. Not all that difficult to parse, actually.
I worked extraordinarily hard to get Howard Dean the nomination. Dean lost (badly) to Kerry, so Kerry’s now the one my party will present to challenge President Bush in November. Just so that there’s no confusion:
Given the choice between an arrogant foreign policy and one that engages our counterparts around the globe, an economic policy that mortgages our future and one that makes hard decisions today about where to spend money, a domestic policy that discriminates against Americans and one that accords all citizens equal protection under the law, an anti-intellectual scientific policy with one that understands that politics and science should not mix — given all those choices, there’s only one candidate in the race who I support: John Kerry.
Was he my first choice during the primaries? No. Is he my candidate now? No question.
As for “banning” Jeff, I never suggested anything of the sort. My e-mail to him read:
With your permission, I’d like to delete the comment. Not because I want to censor anything, but because it’s unrelated to the post in question.
Let me know.
Will I be focusing as much of my attention on this blog on John Kerry as I did on Howard Dean? Most certainly not. There are others who are far more passionate about Senator Kerry’s campaign than I am — and I would expect you to read their stuff.
Just so there’s no confusion whatsoever: I don’t delete or edit topical comments, nor have I banned anyone from posting comments. I ask that comments stay on topic so that there’s some semblance of coherence to the site. Beyond that, it’s your name attached to the comment, not mine.