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Are These The Worst Presidential Candidates Ever?

John Kerry is Bob Dole without the glitz. John Edwards is a litigating Ken doll with a Marxist message. Howard Dean is a…well, Howard Dean.

And now Wesley Clark tells an audience at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque today that he’s “one tough hombre.” Ooooh, Senor Clark! Did you mention you were going to have an “enchilada” with an “amigo” at the local “stand-o del taco,” too?

This is nearly as bad as his play for southern evangelicals by claiming “I went to church every Sunday and I did all that, and I can quote Scriptures and so forth.” Good grief. “I did all that” and “and so forth?”

If you’re going to shamelessly pander, could you please not be so bad at it?

I swear, it’s enough to make me long for the days of Bill Clinton. Sure he was lying, but at least he sounded sincere. This is one of the sorriest collection of mediocre, second-rate politicians I’ve seen in my adult life. Is it too late to bring back Dukakis, Hart and Gephardt? (OK, maybe not Gephardt…)

Michael GrahamMichael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...


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