THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12,
TARGETS KERRY: 1972 ALL OVER AGAIN?
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that he's the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
is bracing himself from attacks by the GOP. But this is nothing new,
according to Democratic strategist Bob Weiner.
1971-72, Weiner served at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC)
offices in the Watergate complex as its first youth vote director. He
recalls inviting Kerry, then national chairman of Vietnam Veterans
Against the War, to give a speech in Rhode Island in support of youth
1973, Watergate burglary conspirator James McCord testified before the
Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities that the
infamous break-in was necessary to prove DNC links to "violence
groups." When pressed, McCord specifically cited Kerry's group.
who served in the Clinton White House for six years and has held
several positions for Hill Democrats, emphasized that the Rhode Island
speech was "all we did with John Kerry" and his organization.
says he's reintroducing these facts as an "important part of history
now and maybe one from which we can learn."
Republicans showed their hand as far back as 1972 in blasting John
Kerry and his causes for being extremist when he in fact was helping
our nation in the most patriotic ways, and that will once again be the
Republican strategy in this presidential race," he said.