Regarding their U.S. Senate endorsement, I am troubled and disappointed that the Boston Herald endorsed Senator John Kerry for another term. Just because someone has been in office for a long time, doesn’t mean they are the right person for the job.
In terms of today’s economic troubles caused by the credit crisis, Senator Kerry’s hands are dirty. In the list of the top recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions from 1989-2008, Senator Kerry received the second most contributions - $111,000. http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/07/top-senate-recipients-of-fanni.html In order to be the recipient of such significant contributions, Senator Kerry has been a strong advocate for their initiatives. The initiatives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have caused great harm to the financial state of our economy and cost citizens billions of dollars in investments in their 401Ks and in the financial markets.
Senator Kerry also selfishly devoted 18+ months on a presidential campaign, in which he missed countless Senate votes and for all intents and purposes, left the Commonwealth of Massachusetts short a U.S. Senator. The right thing for Senator Kerry to have done would’ve been to resign his Senate position, which Senator Robert Dole did back in 1996 during his presidential run.
Jeff Beatty is a perfect replacement for John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. In today’s time of war and terrorism, Jeff Beatty’s military and security background is just what we need. Instead of Senator Kerry’s partisan lectures, Jeff Beatty will bring facts and quality analysis to crucial foreign policy issues.
Twenty four years of John Kerry in the U.S. Senate is too much. It is time for a change and Jeff Beatty is the right candidate at the right time.