by Rod D. Martin
November 2, 2006
According to a former Kerry 2004 presidential campaign staffer who has worked with the Kerry Senate offices to coordinate his appearances on behalf of Democrat candidates this year, Sen. John Kerry’s prepared remarks last Monday included a slightly more detailed joke about being stuck in Iraq.
“The reason they had the joke in there was because of the crowd,” the staffer says. “We’d told the office that there would be lots of MoveOn.org types, lots of young people at the event, so they gave him material to play to what we consider to be the important base of the party for next week. Kerry was playing to the crowd, giving them what the Democrats think they want to hear.”