According to George Soros, who spent that much to elect John Kerry, you get a “flawed candidate.”
Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, spent $26 million in last year’s campaign that he said was undermined by the candidate he supported.
“Kerry did not, actually, offer a credible and coherent alternative,” Soros, 74, said yesterday in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “That had a lot to do with Bush being re-elected.”
The Kerry campaign “tried to emphasize his role as a Vietnam War hero and downplay his role as an anti-Vietnam War hero, which he was,” said Soros. “Had he admitted, owned up to it, I think actually the outcome could have been different.”
Let’s see if I understand Soros’ reasoning. If Kerry would have sold himself as an anti-war candidate, during a time of war, he would have been sitting fat dumb and happy in the White House. And as an added bonus, Ta-ray-sa would never again have to darken the doorstep of a Wendy’s
It’s plain to see Soros hasn’t wasted any intellect on politics, or understanding American society. Soros goes on to be critical of the Bush administration and said it was “conspicuous by its absence” at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. The fact the forum has “succumbed to star power” and the movers and shakers in attendence “were pushed to one side,” hasn’t dampened Soros’ vision of world government by committee. To be honest, who really cares, what normaly could be classified as a charade has turned into a farce:
“A dinner designed to promote dialogue between Iran and the United States on Friday night (look George, the US actually is in Davos) began with a comic strip series of diplomatic and gastronomic blunders, and ended with a sharp exchange over nuclear weapons.
“With Iran’s vice-president and foreign minister in the room, the organizers began by announcing they had disinvited Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte, one of the listed panelists, because the issues were too serious.
“The star guest, U.S. Senator Joe Biden, ranking Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee, was missing. The organizers kept saying he was on his way.
“Moderator David Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, apologized for the fact that wine had been served, upsetting the Muslim guests. Waiters cleared the offending glasses.
“They also removed the menus since the hotel had planned to serve non-hallal meat, breaching Islamic dietary rules. Even the soup spoons were withdrawn — erroneously, it transpired.”
A comedy of errors, isn’t that the way most “committees” operate? Didn’t VP Cheney catch hell for the “inappropriate” parka he wore during one photo shoot? Bet there won’t be a wimper heard about Biden and his wife.
Biden finally arrived an hour and 20 minutes late, having gone to the wrong hotel. His wife’s figure-hugging leather pants and a top that left her arms bare from the shoulders were in stark contrast to Vice-President Masoumeh Ebtekar’s all-enveloping chador, although both wore black.
Well… at least her choice of colors matched the deportment of the event.