Yesterday, John Kerry won his 10th primary/caucus, all but one (Iowa) by double digits. Tomorrow, the Massachusetts liberal is poised to sail past the two Southern moderates in Tennessee and Virginia. He probably won’t even break a sweat.
Today, we hear he’ll win backing from Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and the Amalgamated Transit Unions (180,000 members in cities across the country).
On Wednesday, even more labor backing: He’ll pick up support from the Alliance for Economic Justice, a group of 18 unions that helped Dick Gephardt, well, finish fourth in Iowa. Could Gerry McEntee be far behind?
That’s all well and good. But the endorsement that put Kerry (or at least his 20- and 30-something aides) over the top last night came from Coldplay’s Chris Martin (aka Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow to some), who dedicated his Record of the Year Grammy award to the late Johnny Cash and John Kerry, “who hopefully will be your president one day.”
maandag 09 februari 2004 :: 18.04 uur